Modern families spend more time on the go than ever before, with daily commutes packed with appointments, events, school, work, etc. This added driving causes much more wear and tear on your vehicle, making it essential to keep the oil changed regularly in your car, truck, or SUV. When you keep up with this simple maintenance of your car, you are extending the life of your engine and ensuring your ride will be reliable for years to come.
Here at Applegate Chevrolet, we recognize the importance of maintaining your car’s, truck’s, or SUV’s engine oil. Whether it be every 3,000 miles or more, depending on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations, regular oil changes are critical to the longevity of your car. Though an oil change directly affects the internal mechanics of your vehicle’s engine by fighting the effects of friction on engine components, it also has an indirect impact on other aspects.
An oil change helps keep contaminants out of the engine, supports your vehicle’s fuel economy, can add resale value to your car, and is often required to maintain your vehicle’s warranty. If you reside in Grand Blanc and need to change your oil, let Applegate Chevrolet’s service center take care of that for you. Regardless of the brand, make, or model of the car you drive, we have highly skilled service technicians who can service vehicles from all the top automotive brands.
Our service center provides many different choices of motor oil, genuine filters, and competitive prices. Discover today why Applegate Chevrolet is the right choice and why our customers continue to entrust their vehicles’ service to our professional service center. We have you covered when you need an oil change and are near Flint, Burton, Linden, Clio, Grand Blanc, Davison, Flushing, or Fenton.
You may be unsure of the type of oil your vehicle needs, but don’t worry; our certified service technicians will help you determine the best oil type for your vehicle. We offer a choice of ACDelco Gold conventional oil, ACDelco dexos1 full synthetic, and Mobil 1 full synthetic. The characteristics of these oils are different and can maximize the time between oil changes, affect your engine’s performance, and offer differing levels of protection for your engine. So let’s explore these oils further:
ACDelco Gold conventional oil:
ACDelco dexos1 full synthetic oil:
Mobile 1 full synthetic oil:
Our certified service technicians can provide more detailed information about the different types of oils and which ones will work best in your vehicle. You can consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for oil recommendations as well.
What To Expect During an Oil Change at Applegate Chevrolet
When you have scheduled an oil change service at Applegate Chevrolet, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and a service technician will go over all of the details associated with an oil change. From there, your vehicle will be taken to the service area. On average, a standard oil change takes between 30 and 45 minutes, and you will have access to our customer waiting area while you wait.
The oil change process involves draining the existing oil, changing the oil filter, and adding new oil into your vehicle’s engine. Though this seems like a simple process, our certified service technicians must follow stringent quality control procedures. The oil drain plug and filter are double-checked for leaks, and the oil level is checked against the manufacturer’s recommendations. While your oil is being changed, our certified technicians conduct a complimentary inspection that includes checking your car’s tires, wiper blades, windshield, fluid levels, brakes, battery and connections, and OnStar subscription (if applicable).
Q: What type of oil does my Chevrolet need?
A: Our certified service technicians will help you determine the type of oil your vehicle’s engine needs depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations and the age of your car.
Q: How many miles can I drive my car between oil changes?
A: The rule of thumb for mileage between oil changes was 3,000 miles in the not-so-distant past. With advances in engine oil technology and automotive technology, this number can sometimes be extended to more than 3,000 miles depending on the type of oil and the vehicle. Consult with our certified service technicians and your owner’s manual for more information.
Q: Can I use the same oil filter?
A: You don’t have to change your oil filter, but you will risk damage to your engine by choosing to keep an old filter. Oil filters work by filtering contaminants out of the engine oil and, over time, an old filter will allow those contaminants to return to the engine, potentially causing damage. A filter can also become clogged and not filter the oil at all.
Q: Can I change my oil?
A: We highly recommend that you allow one of our trained technicians to change your vehicle’s oil. A professional will know the exact amount of oil, the correct filter, and the type of oil to use. They also know the proper safety precautions to take while performing an oil change, and you won’t have to get dirty during the process.
Q: Should I get my oil changed based on the date or the mileage printed on the oil change service sticker?
A: We recommend that you have your oil changed by the mileage when possible. The date is an estimate for when your next oil change will be due. You could easily surpass the mileage before reaching the date, and if you don’t drive a lot of miles, you could still be under the mileage long past the estimated date.
At Applegate Chevrolet, our service center will take good care of your vehicle, whether you require an oil change or any of a multitude of other automotive services. We proudly serve the Genesee County area and are conveniently located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Visit Applegate Chevrolet today for all of your automotive needs.