Regular oil changes can help optimize the performance and fuel economy of your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV. Many older-model Chevrolet vehicles, including those manufactured without or before the creation of the Oil Life Monitoring System, require oil changes at 3,000-mile intervals. However, thanks to advances in engine technologies, newer models may have a longer range between oil changes. Always refer to your Chevrolet vehicle Owner’s Manual for oil-change intervals for your specific vehicle.
The Certified Service technicians at Rudolph Chevrolet are expertly trained to understand how your vehicle uses its oil and how it monitors oil life. An oil change from a Certified Service technician not only gives you great service, convenience, and a great price, but you also get the added value of their expertise on your Chevrolet vehicle.
For 2019 and newer models2, Chevrolet Complete Care includes your first required maintenance visit within the first year of vehicle delivery providing an oil change, tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. Corvette coverage provides two maintenance visits within the first 12 months from vehicle delivery.3 Bolt EV coverage provides a tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection within the first 12 months from vehicle delivery4. Volt is one service visit within the first 24 months from vehicle delivery.5
The Chevy Certified Service experts at Rudolph Chevrolet can help you take full advantage of all the benefits found in Chevrolet Complete Care. Come see us when it’s time for your next oil change.
Choosing the proper grade of oil is a critical step in engine maintenance. From conventional to full synthetic the Chevrolet Certified Service experts at Rudolph Chevrolet offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1TM Full Synthetic, and Mobil™ Full Synthetic. Ask our experts which grade of oil you should use for your specific Chevrolet model. You can also check your Owner’s Manual for the correct grade.
These oils contain a variety of characteristics that can affect your vehicle’s performance, offer varying levels of engine protection, and can maximize the time between oil changes.
ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil
• Offers quality engine wear and corrosion protection
• Contains special additives that help your engine run smoothly
ACDelco dexos1TM Full Synthetic Oil
• High resistance to oxidation, which helps keep 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
Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil
• Advanced anti-wear technology for outstanding protection of critical engine parts
• Exceptional high-temperature stability helps resist oxidative thickening
• Proven to provide outstanding cold starting, lubrication and protection from wear at low temperatures
Most Chevrolet vehicles are equipped with the engine Oil Life System (OLS). This system interprets your vehicle’s speed and engine temperature and continuously monitors operating conditions—which helps determine when it’s time for an oil change.
The OLS monitors a number of conditions including engine revolutions, engine temperature, and miles driven to let you know precisely when to come in for an oil change. As soon as the OLS light comes on, you know it’s time for service. It’s a simple, effective way to help you save money and help reduce oil waste.
It’s a good idea to periodically check your oil level. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm, at normal operating temperature, and the vehicle must be on level ground. Always consult your Chevrolet vehicle Owner’s Manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You’ll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.
Remaining Engine Oil Life
A quick inspection will determine your vehicle’s remaining oil life percentage (applicable to vehicles with the GM Oil Life Monitoring System). This may be helpful, especially if you are approaching your next oil change.
Your tires are part of what keep your vehicle moving safely down the road. The Certified Service experts check to make sure your tires are properly aligned, balanced, and in top shape. This will help ensure the optimum performance and safety of your tires.
Wiper Blades and Glass Condition
Your wiper blades are essential, especially when it’s raining. The operation and condition of front and rear wipers are checked to make sure they will work well when you need them. A visual inspection of your windshield is completed to check for cracks or chips and the inspection may help prevent further damage down the road if these issues are addressed.
Fluid levels are checked, including the brake reservoir and windshield washer fluid, to be sure they are at optimal levels.
To help keep your brakes performing at their best, an inspection is performed on the condition of your brake system, including lines, hoses, and the parking brake, as well as measurements of the front and rear linings.
Battery Condition and Connections
No one wants to be stuck with a dead battery! A quick battery test will determine the health of your battery, and a visual inspection will check to be sure the battery cables and connections are in top working order.
A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription
Additional Car Inspections
An additional vehicle inspection of critical systems is performed to check for visible leaks that might indicate a concern. The condition of other vehicle components is also visually inspected.
A: When the “Change Engine Oil Soon” message appears, oil change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible, within the next 600 miles.
Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change is indicated can vary considerably. For the oil life system to work properly, the system must be reset every time the oil is changed. Boucher Chevrolet has Certified Service expert technicians who will perform this work and reset the system. Click here to schedule service Schedule Service.
A: Consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual or visit the Chevrolet Certified Service experts at Rudolph Chevrolet to be sure you get the proper oil for your vehicle. For 2011 or newer vehicles, dexos1TM Full Synthetic is the recommended oil specification (dexos1TM for gasoline engines, dexos2TM for light-duty diesel engines, 15W40 CJ-4 for Duramax diesel engines). Advantages of dexos1TM Full Synthetic over conventional motor oil include improved oil performance and protection, increased piston cleanliness, reduced oil consumption, and greater viscosity control.
A: The majority of today’s Chevrolet vehicles are equipped with the Engine Oil Life System, which has made the 3,000-mile oil change obsolete. Depending on the age of the vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, vehicles with today’s advanced engines may be able to go longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an Engine Oil Life System.
A: Yes, because it helps ensure your engine is lubricated with clean oil which can help provide optimal engine performance. See your vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended oil change interval, or follow the oil life monitoring system, if equipped.
A: Yes, having your oil and oil filter changed, at least as often as recommended by the manufacturer, is important.
1Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. All 2018 Corvette models are eligible for three service visits under the Chevrolet Complete Care program. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
2Maintenance visit must occur within first year of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of ACDelco Oil and Filter Change/Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
3Maintenance visits must occur within first year of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of Mobil1® Oil and Filter Change/ MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
4Maintenance visit must occur within first year of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
5Maintenance visit must occur within 24 months of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of ACDelco Oil and Filter Change/Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.