Oil change near Reese, MI

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.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL

Regular oil changes help keep your car running like a well-oiled machine

At Burt Watson Chevrolet Buick in Reese MI, the factory-trained experts in our on-site service center have always recommended regular oil changes for your Chevy Silverado 1500, your Chevy Equinox, your Chevy Traverse or whatever you drive. Your Chevrolet or Buick deserves the best possible service and maintenance, and as a Chevy owner, so do you. Here are some tips on how to get it done.

A Chevy oil change: The foundation of solid Chevy maintenance

The engine in your Chevy Malibu or Chevy Trailblazer is a a piece of precision engineering with many moving parts and many ways for those parts to come into contact with each other. That can create a level of friction and wear that can shorten the life of any engine. That's why regular oil changes are considered to be so essential to the long-term health of your Chevrolet or Buick. It's a vital maintenance step that helps your car run longer.

Regular oil changes fight off dirt and grime, the enemies of your engine

When you drive your Chevy Colorado midsized pickup or Chevy Equinox SUV around Freeland or Bay City MI, your engine is subject to airborne infiltration by unsavory characters like dirt, dust and grime circulating in the air around you. These unwanted guests can work their way into your engine in the natural course of driving around town or on an extended road trip with the family. Your motor oil helps clean the gunk off your engine components.

A regular Chevy oil change helps send dirt and grime packing

High-quality motor oil inside your Chevy's engine is busy circulating into the key components, cleaning away dust and tiny metal fragments that can get inside. When you allow us to do a regular factory-recommended oil change, we flush away the old oil with all those dirty particles and replace it with fresh new oil. Once that happens, your engine is suddenly much cleaner and it's filled with first-rate lubrication.

How often should I change the oil in my Chevy Silverado 1500 or Chevy Equinox?

Not long ago, it was commonly recommended that cars, trucks and SUVs get their motor oil changed as often as every 3000 to 5000 miles. Chevrolet still recommends those oil change intervals for vehicles that are using conventional motor oil. But with today's more advanced synthetic motor oil, your Chevy Silverado 1500, Chevy Equinox or Chevy Corvette can drive as long as 7500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes.

Another important oil change variable: Your driving style

While the oil change intervals above are good guidelines for most vehicles, it's possible that your Chevrolet or Buick model might need motor oil changes more often. For example, if you do a lot of stop-and-go driving in urban areas, your Chevy might need an oil change more frequently. The same is true if you drive your Chevy truck in dusty, dirty conditions or do a lot of off-roading. Ask us about the oil change schedule that will work best for you.

Every Chevy oil change is a good time to do other maintenance as well

A regular oil change gives you the chance to get other important maintenance services done for your Chevy truck, SUV or sports car. For example, it's a great idea to have us do a tire rotation and alignment check with every oil change. We can also top off your key fluid levels while taking a good look at your tires, brakes and battery. Schedule your next oil change soon at Burt Watson Chevrolet Buick, not far from Pinconning MI in Reese MI.

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.