Chevy vehicles are known for running like well-oiled machines. But despite their reliability, it’s still important for owners to abide by Chevy’s recommended oil change intervals.

How often should Chevy drivers have their oil changed? Older Chevy models generally follow the traditional 3,000-mile rule when it comes to oil changes. However, oil change intervals can be affected by other things, such as weather and climate. And your driving habits, whether fast and aggressive or slow and controlled, can also influence how long you should go between oil changes.

Many newer Chevys have a much longer recommended interval, especially those equipped with the Oil Life Monitor (OLM). It monitors your speed and driving habits, engine temperature, and outdoor climate to alert you when an oil change is recommended.

Drivers of Chevy models equipped with the OnStar system can take advantage of the Advanced Diagnostics feature, which sends a monthly vehicle health report to both you and us to recommend an oil change interval based on your car’s information.

Rely on the Professionals

Changing the oil in your car is relatively simple. But because there are a number of factors that can affect the recommended changing interval—along with the fact that there are dozens of different types and brands of oil—there are many benefits to having your oil changed by the professionals at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC.

  • Our technicians can recommend the best type of oil for you based on your Chevy model, your driving tendencies, and the weather.  
  • We’ll check your other fluids in addition to your oil and can administer any necessary top-offs.
  • The basic safety functions of your car or truck will also be checked.
  • Our technicians will even conduct a free courtesy check that involves a multi-point inspection of all visible parts.

Cars and trucks with Chevy Complete Care include covered oil changes for the first two years or 24,000 miles. And we routinely offer oil change discounts and coupons for our loyal customers, making us Raleigh’s preferred oil change destination.

Keeping fresh oil in your Chevy can increase your fuel efficiency, extend the life of your engine, reduce hazardous emissions, and improve the overall performance of the vehicle. Stop in today and have your oil changed by our technicians or ask us any questions you may have about changing the oil in your Chevy.