Chevrolet Oil ChangeFAQ

Auto maintenance is the key to your Chevrolet’s longevity. When it comes to caring for your vehicle, the oil change is where it all starts. Learn everything you need in this FAQ including the ideal oil to use, Chevy’s OLS system, and how often to change your oil.

What kind of oil does a Chevrolet use?

Your owner’s manual should be able to answer this question for you. The certified experts at Coastal Chevrolet of Pawley’s Island, SC can also help you get the proper oil for your Chevy. As a guideline, dexos1 Full Synthetic is the recommended oil for 2011 models or newer.

How to Check Your Oil Level

Turn the engine on for some time to make sure the oil is warm. Turn it off and wait for a while until the oil settles. You’ll get a more accurate dipstick reading when the oil is warm, at normal operating temperature. Also, ensure that your Chevy is on level ground. When the oil settles, push the dipstick all the way in, wait for a second, and then pull it out to check the level. Your oil level should be between the two marks.

Engine Oil Life System (OLS)

The Oil Life System (OLS) is a system that continually monitors operating conditions to determine when it is time for an oil change. It does this by tracking your vehicle’s speed, engine temperature, personal driving habits, and area climate conditions. This is a great feature by Chevy that bypasses the need to manually check oil levels.

When Should You Get an Oil Change

The OLS has made the typical 3,000-mile oil change obsolete. Today’s advanced engines can go much longer than 3,000 miles. When the OLS light turns on, it is time for an oil change.

There are several benefits of regular oil changes including improved performance and fuel economy. Older Chevrolet vehicles may not have the OLS system, so it is important to follow the 3,000-mile rule or check oil levels manually. Whether your Chevy is old or new, an SUV, truck, or car, ensure you bring your vehicle to Coastal Chevrolet of Pawley’s Island, SC for your next oil change.

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