Oil change near Victorville, CA

You expect your vehicle to run smoothly. That means keeping your oil performing at its peak. When it's time for an oil change, your Certified Service experts are here. We offer oil changes with a four-tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection.

The modern automobile, especially the Chevrolet, is made to last many years, but it still needs to be well maintained. You should bring in your car, SUV, truck, or van for routine maintenance if you want to keep it operating smoothly and extend its life span as far as possible. At Victorville Chevrolet, our service specialists will perform an oil change, among other tasks, during a quick and affordable appointment. Let us keep your car's engine safe and running smoothly. Visit our Victorville, California, dealership service center or book online to get an oil change.

Why Is It Important To Change Oil?

Numerous moving parts inside an engine generate friction and heat. Motor oil is the primary lubricant to prevent friction-related wear and heat damage on these components. However, oil doesn't just work forever, as it'll age and gather contaminants from fuel combustion. It will eventually be too filthy to lubricate the engine efficiently, and ignoring the right time to change it may harm the vehicle's long-term health.

Chevrolet considers oil changes as part of the mandatory maintenance of their vehicles to stay within the warranty. This is true of all other automakers as well, and our team can handle oil changes for other makes with just as much speed and expertise.

Select the Right Oil for Your Chevrolet

One of the most important steps in engine maintenance is selecting the right grade of oil. The Chevrolet Certified Service experts at Victorville Chevrolet offer a variety of oil types to meet your needs, from conventional to full synthetic oil. You can find out the recommended oil grade for your particular Chevrolet model by asking our specialists. Let's have a quick look at three common types available at our automotive service facility:

ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil

This affordable style of minimally processed conventional oil provides high-quality wear and corrosion protection for your engine. It has specific additives that let it operate more smoothly - but not to the same extent as full synthetic products.

ACDelco dexos1 Full Synthetic Oil

Synthetic engine oils are often recommended for high-performance vehicles. This option offers high oxidation resistance, which prevents the oil from deteriorating quickly. You can also expect excellent flow and pump ability at low temperatures during cold start-ups. Finally, ACDelco dexos1 offers superior defense against the development of sludge and other deposits.

Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil

As another popular variety of synthetic engine oil, Mobil 1 delivers outstanding protection of essential engine parts with advanced anti-wear technology. Exceptional high-temperature stability aids in preventing oxidative thickening. It's also proven to offer exceptional cold starting, lubrication, and wear protection at low temperatures.

What Is the Chevrolet Oil Life System?

The Chevrolet Oil Life System (OLS) is present in the majority of Chevrolet automobiles. To identify when it's time for an oil change, this technology continuously analyzes operating conditions, monitoring and comparing your current speed and RPM versus the engine temperature. To inform you precisely when to get an oil change, the OLS keeps track of other variables as well, such as miles traveled. When the OLS light activates on your Chevy's instrument cluster, chances are that maintenance is required.

Warning Signs To Change Engine Oil

Do you think your automobile needs an oil change? When you bring your car in for an oil change, our knowledgeable service professionals will check the fluid levels, inspect the engine, replace the oil filter, drain the old oil from the engine, and apply fresh oil. Here are some of the most important signs that your Chevy is due for this task:

  • Indicator light: Most modern cars come equipped with a counter that displays the oil-change indicator at the manufacturer's suggested mileage, whether the Chevrolet OLS or another automaker's similar feature.
  • Smokey exhaust: Do you notice smoke rising when you start your car and look in the rearview mirror, as opposed to clear exhaust fumes? You may have an issue with your engine, partly or fully related to your engine oil.
  • Loud noises: When oil is no longer working properly, engine parts may begin to grind or knock from a lack of lubrication.
  • Low oil levels: You must add oil to the engine if the oil level is below the minimum mark on the dipstick. To check the level accurately, pull the dipstick out and wipe it off completely first, then reinsert and remove it.
  • Color: When the color of the oil is relatively light or clear, it's likely still fresh. Brown or black oil indicates that it's old or fully used. A coolant leak into the engine may have occurred if you notice the oil has a milky appearance.
  • Particulates: Metal fragments in the oil might be a sign of internal engine damage. If you notice anything like this when checking the oil, take your car to a service center right away for a more thorough diagnostic checkup.

Be sure to also consult your owner's manual. For a Chevrolet vehicle and other makes, the manual should note specific types of engine oil to use, along with recommended change intervals.

How Often Should You Get an Oil Change?

The recommended oil change interval used to be every 3,000 miles for most cars, but it has been increased due to several advancements in engine and oil technology over the years. Between 7,500 and 10,000 miles is the typical range for a modern Chevrolet vehicle. Some situations, such as commercial use, racing, heavy towing, or off-roading with one of our Silverado trucks, may cause you to require more frequent oil changes than normal.

Get an Oil Change in Victorville

You can rely on Victorville Chevrolet to take care of all of your automotive needs. Whether your vehicle just needs an oil change or there's a more serious issue, we're here to identify the problem and provide the required repair or maintenance services. Learn more about your vehicle's recommended oil change schedule by contacting us and speaking with one of our knowledgeable specialists.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL

Choosing the proper grade of oil is crucial to your vehicle's performance. From conventional to full synthetic oil, your Certified Service expert will offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1™ Full Synthetic Oil.

These oils contain a variety of characteristics that can affect your vehicle's performance, offer varying levels of engine protection, and maximize the time between oil changes.

Good

ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil

  • Offers quality engine wear and corrosion protection
  • Contains special additives that help your engine run smoothly

Better

ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic Oil

  • High resistance to oxidation, which helps keep the oil from breaking down
  • Excellent low-temperature flow and pumpability during cold start-ups
  • Excellent protection to help prevent formation of sludge and other harmful deposits

Best

Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil

  • Advanced anti-wear technology for outstanding protection of critical engine parts
  • Exceptional high-temperature stability helps resist oxidative thickening
  • Proven to provide outstanding cold starting, lubrication and protection from wear at low temperatures

Engine Oil Life System

Many of today's vehicles are equipped with an Oil Life Monitoring System (OLMS). 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 OLMS 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 you notice your vehicle's OLS light illuminate, it's time for service.

 

Checking Your Oil Level

Even with an OLS, it's important to keep track of your oil level. Always consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You'll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.

What The Certified Service Experts Look For During Your Multi-point Vehicle Inspection

  • Remaining Engine Oil Life

A quick inspection will determine your vehicle's remaining oil life percentage (applicable to vehicles with the GM Oil Life System). This may be helpful, especially if you are approaching your next oil change.

  • Tire Wear

Your tires are what keep you moving safely down the road. The Certified Service experts check to make sure your tires are properly aligned, balanced, and in top shape. This will help ensure the optimum performance and safety of your vehicle.

  • Wiper Blades and Glass Condition

Your wiper blades are essential, especially when it's raining. The operation and condition of front and rear wipers are checked to make sure they will work well when you need them. A visual inspection of your windshield is completed to check for cracks or chips and the inspection may help prevent further damage down the road if these issues are addressed.

  • Fluid Levels

Fluid levels are checked, including the brake reservoir and windshield washer fluid, to be sure they are at optimal levels.

  • Brakes

To help keep your brakes performing at their best, an inspection is performed on the condition of your brake system, including lines, hoses, and the parking brake, as well as measurements of the front and rear linings.

  • Battery Condition and Connections

No one wants to be stuck with a dead battery! A quick battery test will determine the health of your battery, and a visual inspection will check to be sure the battery cables and connections are in top working order

  • OnStar Subscription

A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription.

  • Additional Car Inspections

An additional vehicle inspection of critical systems is performed to check for visible leaks that might indicate a concern. The condition of other vehicle components is also visually inspected.

Oil Change FAQ

Q: Should the engine oil be replaced every 3,000 miles? 

A: Depending on the age of your vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, your engine may be designed to go longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an OLMS.

Q: Does regularly changing my oil filter help with the life of my engine?

A: Yes. An oil filter helps ensure your engine is lubricated with clean oil, which is important for optimal engine performance. Both your vehicle's oil and oil filter should be changed at least as often as recommended by your OLMS and/or Owner's Manual.