GMC Oil Types


Without question East Wenatchee and Levanworth drivers know that the best way to keep their vehicles in top running condition is to stay on top of those regular maintenance appointments, especially for oil changes. Driving with fresh oil keeps all the parts of your engine well-lubricated and less likely to suffer wear and tear from friction. But with so many types of motor oil on the market today, how do you know which is right for your vehicle? Your GMC owners manual is your first line of defense when you need to know your GMC Acadia oil type or GMC Terrain oil type. Or you can schedule an appointment for an oil change and let our certified technicians decide your GMC Sierra oil type. But if you need to know your GMC’s oil type on the go, Sangster Motors can help there too.



GMC Oil Types by Model

The best type of oil for your GMC will likely vary depending on which model year you’re driving in Wenatchee, WA. If you don’t have access to your owner’s manual, most GMC vehicles have a sticker near the latch of the driver’s side door that includes motor oil recommendations.

GMC Terrain Oil Type

  • Viscosity: 0W-30 (all temps)
  • Oil Capacity: 4.2 quarts FWD / 5.3 quarts 4WD
  • Recomnmended Oil: 5W-30 synthetic oil

GMC Acadia Oil Type for Turbo Engine

  • Viscosity: 0W-30 (all temps)
  • Oil Capacity:5.3 quarts
  • Recommended Oil: 0W-20 synthetic oil

GMC Acadia Oil Type for 4-Cylinder Engine

  • Viscosity: 0W-30 (all temps)
  • Oil Capacity: 5 quarts AWD / 6 quarts AWD
  • Recommended Oil: 0W-20 synthetic oil

GMC Acadia Oil Type for 6-Cylinder Engine

  • Viscosity: 0W-30 (Below -29) / 5W-30 (all temps)
  • Oil Capacity: 6 quarts
  • Recommended Oil: 5W-30 synthetic oil

GMC Sierra Oil Type

In recent years the GMC Sierra oil type has been based on quite a few different engine options and sizes within the GMC family of trucks. Some GMC Sierra engines can take as much as 8 quarts. But like the other GMC engines profiled, all of the GMC Sierra engines we looked at are recommended to take 5W-30 synthetic oil or 0W-20 synthetic oil.

Why Synthetic Oil?

When you’re shopping for oil you’ll find two type distinctions: conventional and synthetic. Synthetic is more refined than conventional oil, which makes it more expensive, but also means more time between oil changes. Why does GMC recommend synthetic oil for their trucks and SUVs? Synthetic oil is designed for high-performance engines like you’ll find in bigger, harder-working engines, so it’s a great preventative measure to take against engine damage in your hard-working GMC.

Save on GMC Oil Changes at Sangster Motors

Knowing your GMC oil type is excellent when you need to top off your oil or if you’re a DIYer who enjoys doing their own oil changes. To save time and money, and guarantee you get the right oil for your engine, bring your vehicle to Sangster Motors for regular maintenance. Save money when you shop our service specials for oil change coupons. Want to learn more about the inner workings of your vehicle? Visit our service tips for more information.


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