GMC Oil Type


All internal combustion engines need oil. Motor oil, when changed regularly, prevents wear, friction, and permanent engine damage within the pistons. So, the GMC oil type you need depends on your specific model and year as you drive on Minneapolis and St. Paul roads.



GMC Oil Type Recommended by the Manufacturer

GMC recommends three main types of motor oil for its vehicles. Your certified GMC service technician will understand which GMC oil type your vehicle needs. You have a choice of ACDelco Gold conventional oil for many older vehicles. This motor oil offers:

  • Quality engine wear protection
  • Corrosion protection
  • Special additives

Use ACDelco Dexos1 full synthetic oil for newer and more modern vehicles. You’ll get these benefits from a fully synthetic motor oil:

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

Consider Mobil 1 full synthetic oil as an alternative to ACDelco. Mobil 1 full synthetic provides:

  • Advanced anti-wear technology for outstanding protection of critical engine parts
  • Exceptional high-temperature stability helps resist oxidative thickening
  • Outstanding cold starting, lubrication and protection from wear at low temperatures

However, we highly recommend fully synthetic oil because it better suits your GMC engine. Fully synthetic oil is more expensive per oil change, but it will help your GMC vehicle’s engine to last longer.

Instead of oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, like for older vehicles, you may not need to change the oil until after 7,500 miles. You’ll save money over the long term since you have fewer oil changes near Twin Cities.

GMC Acadia Oil Type

Your GMC Acadia is an awesome SUV with all of the modern amenities you want. Our service technicians highly recommend fully synthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil. This oil will keep your vehicle running smoothly, so long as you change your vehicle’s oil at the right interval. 

GMC Terrain Oil Type

For your GMC Terrain oil type, we recommend fully synthetic SAE 0W-20 oil. The 0 in the 0W-20 indicates the lowest temperature at which the oil can operate and maintain its viscosity. If you have the wrong type of oil that’s not rated for chilly MN winters, your vehicle might not start due to the oil not working at the right temperature.

GMC Sierra Oil Type

Your GMC Sierra oil type depends on the type of engine you have. For a gasoline engine, we recommend SAE 5W-30 Dexos1 full synthetic oil. If you want protection for really low temperatures, 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.

Bring Your Vehicle to Us for a GMC Oil Change

Need an oil change for your new or used GMC? Contact us or call (612) 276-3011 to schedule service with us today. Our technicians are happy to help you maintain your vehicle! We also handle tires, brakes, and other types of regular maintenance to keep your car in top form.


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