DOES IT MATTER WHAT KIND OF OIL I PUT IN MY CHEVY?

March 4th, 2021 by

Every driver knows that something as simple as a Chevy oil change can prolong the life of your vehicle. Here at Patriot Chevrolet of Warminster, we can help you understand the importance of oil changes, and that starts with determining which oil is best for your current Chevrolet vehicle.

What Happens During a Chevy Oil Change?

An oil change is a simple yet essential service for your Chevy vehicle. As you drive, your oil accumulates build-up and becomes less effective.

During an oil change, our technicians will remove the old oil from your vehicle and replace it with fresh, new oil. At this time, we’ll also replace your oil filter as well.

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Chevy

Now that you know what happens during an oil change, it’s time to select the correct type of oil for your Chevy vehicle. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to consider:

  • Oil weight and viscosity. Each engine requires a different type of oil with a specific weight and viscosity level. To find the right type for your vehicle, take a look at your owner’s manual. The first number will tell you how well your specific type of oil can flow in cold weather, while the second number will indicate its flow at a regular temperature. For most Chevy vehicles, the most common type of oil selected is 5W-30, but other common types of oil include 10W-30 or 5W-20.
  • Synthetic vs. conventional. There’s a debate about whether synthetic or conventional motor oil is best for your vehicle. Both types of oil contain additives, but synthetic oil has undergone further purification and distillation. Chevy vehicles can run well on both, so many drivers will opt for a synthetic blend that combines the best qualities of both.

Visit Our Chevy Service Center

Have questions about vehicle maintenance for your new Chevy vehicle? Talk to our expert auto team when you schedule an appointment at our Chevy service center.

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