Oil Change in West Caldwell

Whether you're driving a new Chevy Silverado 1500 around Clifton, you're bringing the family around Montclair NJ in a new Chevy Equinox or Chevy Traverse, our you're making your daily commute through Livingston, NJ in a new Chevy Trax, you'll want to make sure that the engine's oil is changed and ready to work.

 

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

Why Are Oil Changes Important?

Your engine's oil works hard to keep your engine running strong. Not only does it lubricate the engine's parts, but it also cleans and cools your engine along the way. While it does these things, the oil will start to disintegrate, causing it to become too thin, sludgy, or dirty. Once it breaks down too much, it won't do its job, which will cause the engine to break and need a larger repair. The best way to ensure your Chevrolet's engine is ready to go is to have its oil routinely changed.

When Does My Chevrolet Need An Oil Change?

This depends on the type of vehicle your driving, how often you drive, and what type of Morristown NJ area roads you travel on. For the most part, newer models are suggested to have their oil changed between every 7,500 and 10,000 miles, or at least once a year. Many vehicles will alert you with an illuminated oil change light when it's time to schedule an oil change.

Contact Paul Miller Chevrolet To Schedule Your Oil Change

If it's time to have your car, truck, SUV, or van's oil changed, feel free to use our online service scheduling tool. This quick and convenient way to schedule an appointment lets you pick the date and time that fits best in your schedule. Choose the oil change service, check for any oil change specials, and we'll get you the Chevy service you need.