Chevrolet oil changes are essential to keep your car or truck running at its peak. Oil helps to lubricate the engine, preventing damage and overheating. With conventional, synthetic, and semi-synthetic oil options, you may need assistance finding the best type for your car or truck. Because your vehicle and driving habits differ from everyone else, you should get expert advice from your St. George Chevy dealer on the best type of oil for your Chevrolet.
If left to their own choices, most people select conventional oil for their vehicles. This type of oil often has the lowest cost, but it may not suffice for high-end vehicles or those with high mileage. Conventional oil also has various viscosities to meet the needs of multiple temperature ranges. For instance, people in warm climates may need 5W-30 oil that stands up to hot summers. Whereas, those in more moderate climates or who have cold winters may need 5W-20 or 5W-30, which will still flow well in winter. Discuss with your Chevy dealer if your car can use conventional oil. Newer vehicles that have consistent driving patterns operate better with conventional oil than older cars of those that drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Conventional oil tends to oxidize sooner, requiring oil changes at three-month or 3,000-mile intervals.
If you have a high-end vehicle, your engine may require a more robust, high-performance synthetic oil. Full synthetic oils flow better in all temperatures, especially extreme cold. They also coat better in very hot temperatures and lubricate engine parts more thoroughly. However, not all vehicles require synthetic oil because it costs much more than conventional or semi-synthetic oil. Check your owner’s manual or consult with a certified technician about whether your vehicle needs the extra performance of synthetic oil. Due to their superior performance, these oils can last 10,000 miles or six months between oil changes.
Semi-synthetic oils blend the best traits of synthetic oil and conventional oil. Also known as synthetic blends, these oils cost less than synthetics but offer better performance and last longer than conventional oils. The addition of synthetics to conventional oil makes semi-synthetic oil a better choice for longer-lasting oil that stands up well to cold ambient temperatures. Ask the certified technician for the timing between semi-synthetic oil changes, but you will likely be able to wait longer than the required 3,000-mile interval required of conventional oil.
For diesel engines, you still need regular oil changes. For instance, your Chevy Silverado diesel oil change is just as important as the service is to someone who drives a Chevrolet car. Diesel oil changes are even more important because the oil picks up contamination from the engine, reducing its lifespan. Always choose a certified technician who knows how to work on Chevy engines for your diesel service. Just as with cars, you also have the choices of synthetic and conventional oils. Talk to the technician about your driving habits and your mileage to find the best oil for your diesel engine.
At Stephen Wade Chevrolet oil change in St. George, UT is easy to find from professionals who know about Chevy cars and trucks. Check out our service specials to save more on services. Trust us with your vehicle for any oil changes and other maintenance services you need. We look forward to seeing you in our service center soon!