Choosing the proper grade of oil is a critical step in engine maintenance. From conventional to full synthetic the Chevrolet Certified Service experts at Chevrolet of Montebello offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco 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 Conventional Oil
ACDelco dexos1TM Full Synthetic Oil
Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil
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.
Q: What do I need to do when my "Change Engine Oil Soon" message displays?
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.
Q: How can I be sure to get the correct type of motor oil for my vehicle?
A: Consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual or visit the Chevrolet Certified Service experts at Chevrolet of Montebello 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.
Q: I’ve heard that I should change my oil every 3,000 miles. Is that still true?
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.
Q: Does regularly changing my oil filter help with the life of my engine?
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.
Q: Do I need a new filter every time I get an oil change?
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 2017 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.