When it’s time for an oil change, bring your car to Jim Cook Chevrolet Buick GMC for the best oil change service at an economical price. If you live in Black Mountain, an oil change is close by. The Jim Cook Chevrolet Buick GMC Service Center is located at 1075 North Main Street in Marion. Our professional service technicians will change the oil in your car using the right type of oil. We’ll keep your car’s engine running in top condition.
What occurs during an oil change?
When your vehicle gets an oil change, the service technician will replace the old oil in the engine with new oil. During this important Black Mountain oil change service, the technicians will also change the oil filter, check the car’s fluid levels and inspect the engine.
Why is it important to change my car’s oil?
Engines are constructed with many moving parts that have to be kept lubricated with oil. When the oil is new, it functions properly, but old oil breaks down and picks up dirt, grime and other particles. Dirty oil can’t lubricate the engine effectively. If you drive your car with old motor oil, it will cause the engine to wear prematurely, and you may find yourself needing to replace the engine. Changing the oil at regular intervals prevents engine damage.
How frequently should I get an oil change?
This depends on several factors, including the type of car you drive. You’ll find the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. Call us if you’re not sure when to take your vehicle in for oil change service. We’re here to help.
Which type of oil should I use?
This also depends on your vehicle. There are three types of oil: synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional and high mileage. We’ll go over each one.
Synthetic Motor Oil: This type of oil is manufactured from crude oil that’s been chemically modified. It can also contain synthetic components. With more viscosity, it offers greater protection than conventional oil. Most cars can use synthetic oil, but drivers should weigh the cost against the benefits since it's more expensive. Synthetic oil is ideal for trucks and SUVs that tow and haul heavy loads.
Synthetic Blend Motor Oil: Synthetic blend oil is a mix of synthetic and conventional oil. It offers some of the advantages of synthetic oil at a lower cost.
Conventional Motor Oil: Conventional oil is made from refined crude oil. It’s available in a variety of quality levels and viscosity grades. Conventional oil can be used in cars that see normal use.
High-Mileage Motor Oil: This type of oil was developed for late-model vehicles with more than 75,000 miles on the odometer. It contains additives designed to prevent oil leaks and reduce burn-off.
If your car, truck, SUV or van needs an oil change near Black Mountain, call the Jim Cook Chevrolet Buick GMC service department and schedule an appointment. Or use the Schedule Service form on our website.