The oil in your car’s engine lubricates its moving parts and protects it from wear. Different vehicles use different types of oil. Using the wrong type of motor oil for your car can cause the engine to wear prematurely, and it can even void your car’s powertrain warranty. If you live in Spruce Pine, oil change service is always nearby when you bring your vehicle to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll use the proper oil for your car and change the oil swiftly.
If you own a late-model vehicle, the chances are it uses synthetic or synthetic blend oil. Your owner’s manual will list the right kind of oil for your car. If you can’t locate the manual or need help, please contact the experts at the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll let you know which type of oil is best for your car. If your vehicle is due for oil change service near Spruce Pine, we can schedule your appointment.
Oil change frequency depends on which car you drive and the type of oil it uses. Most automakers once recommended changing the oil every 3,000 miles, but many now recommend 5,000 or 7,500-mile intervals because today’s synthetic and synthetic blend oils don’t require changing as frequently as conventional oil. In some cases, synthetic oil can last as long as 15,000 miles before it needs to be changed.
If you drive an older car, your owner’s manual will likely list two different oil change schedules. There may be one schedule for normal driving and another for severe driving. Most drivers will use the normal schedule. The severe driving schedule should be followed by drivers who frequently go for many short drives of five miles or less, do a lot of towing and hauling, drive in stop-and-go traffic, or drive in extreme weather.
New cars typically feature an oil-life monitoring system. This monitors the vehicle’s oil and alerts the driver that the oil needs to be changed. Because this system takes the driving conditions into consideration, many owner’s manuals no longer include the severe use schedule.
When you bring your car to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center for an oil change, our service technicians will reset the oil-life monitoring system. We don’t recommend changing your car’s oil yourself. If you do, you’ll need to consult the owner’s manual to learn how to reset the oil-life monitoring system.
It’s important to check your car’s oil level once a month. If the oil level is low, top it off. Maintaining the proper oil level will keep the engine operating correctly and prevent you from expensive engine repairs. If you don’t drive a lot, most automakers recommend changing the oil once a year, even if the oil-life monitor hasn’t come on.
When you need to schedule a visit for an oil change or any other service, call the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center at 866-652-3221. Or use our website’s Schedule Service page. We hope to see you soon!