GMC Sierra 1500 Oil Type

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV

You want to take care of the truck that takes care of you. As such, your GMC Sierra 1500 needs oil changes with the right type of oil at regular intervals so it can handle every driving task for years to come in East Wenatchee.

Find out more about the GMC Sierra 1500 oil type with our guide for oil changes in and around Levanworth.



What Is the Right GMC Sierra Oil Type?

The GMC Sierra 1500 oil type depends on the engine you have. For your pickup’s gasoline engine, we recommend SAE 5W-30 Dexos1 full synthetic oil. If you want protection for really low temperatures that might dip below 20 degrees, as we get in WA, consider 0W-30 oil.

If you’ve got a Duramax turbodiesel engine, use SAE 0W-20 DexosD diesel engine oil. We suggest this special oil because diesel engines are configured differently than gasoline engines, and you’ll need more protection with the moving pistons.

Why Is ACDelco Dexos1 Full Synthetic the Right GMC Sierra Oil Type?

Our service technicians highly recommend using ACDelco Dexos1 full synthetic oil for newer and more modern GMC vehicles. See the advantages you get from full synthetic motor oil in your pickup truck:

  • High resistance to oxidation that prevents the oil from breaking down sooner
  • Excellent low-temperature flow and pumpability during cold start-ups, perfect for chilly WA winters
  • Excellent protection to help prevent the formation of sludge and other harmful deposits

How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your GMC Sierra 1500?

We recommend changing your oil every 7,500 miles with full synthetic oil. We also recommend a genuine GMC Sierra 1500 oil filter from our parts department. Why use a genuine OEM part for your oil change? Genuine oil and oil filters from GMC are specifically designed for your Sierra’s engine. They will keep your engine in better condition than other brands, and your engine will last longer.

At each maintenance appointment, our service team will inspect your vehicle, replace any necessary components, and generally make sure that everything is working in the best condition. We’ll perform a GMC Sierra 1500 oil change if necessary. And we’ll let you know what service you might need for your next appointment.

Why Use Full Synthetic Oil Instead of Conventional Oil?

You can technically use conventional oil in the GMC Sierra 1500. But it isn’t as effective and you’ll have to change it every 3,000 miles rather than every 7,500 miles, which actually costs more in the long run.

Full synthetic oil is fine-tuned in the refinery to perform higher and last longer for your pickup engine. Synthetic oil is also more expensive upfront, but it balances out since you don’t have to get it changed as often compared to conventional oil. Also, your engine will be in better shape with full synthetic oil.

Take Care of Your GMC Sierra 1500 Oil Change in Wenatchee

Ready for the next GMC Sierra 1500 oil change? Contact us, call (509) 662-6134, or schedule a service appointment at your convenience. We’ll handle any vehicle maintenance task and get you back on the Wenatchee, WA roads in no time without a hassle. And for more helpful reads, check out how long an oil change typically takes!


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