Oil Change Service information at La Quinta Chevrolet in La Quinta

Oil change - the 3,000-mile myth

Regular oil changes can help improve the performance and fuel economy of your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV. Many older-model Chevrolet vehicles, including those manufactured without or before the creation of the Oil Life Monitoring System, require oil changes at 3,000-mile intervals. However, thanks to advances in engine technologies, newer models have a much longer range between oil changes. Always refer to your Chevrolet vehicle Owner's Manual for oil-change intervals for your specific vehicle.

Certified Service technicians at our Chevy dealership near Indio are expertly trained to understand how your vehicle uses its oil and how it monitors oil life. An oil change from a Certified Service technician not only gives you great service, convenience, and a great price, but you also get the added value of their expertise on your Chevrolet vehicle.

For 2019 models, Chevrolet Complete Care includes your first required maintenance visit within the first year of vehicle delivery providing an oil change, tire rotation, and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. Corvette coverage provides two maintenance visits within the first 12 months from vehicle delivery. Bolt EV coverage provides a tire rotation, and multi-point vehicle inspection within the first 12 months from vehicle delivery. Volt is one service visit within the first 24 months from vehicle delivery.

Selecting oil for your Chevrolet

Choosing the proper grade of oil is a critical step in engine maintenance. From conventional to full synthetic, your Chevrolet Certified Service experts offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1™ Full Synthetic. Ask the experts which grade of oil you should use for your specific Chevrolet model. You can also check your Owner’s Manual for the correct grade. You can also check your Owner's Manual for the correct grade.

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Engine oil life system

Most Chevrolet vehicles are equipped with the engine Oil Life System (OLS). 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 OLS also monitors your personal driving habits and the area's climate conditions to let you know precisely when to come in for an oil change. As soon as the OLS light comes on, you know it's time for service. It's a simple, effective way to save money and help reduce oil waste.

Checking your oil level

It's a good idea to periodically check your oil level. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm, at normal operating temperature, and the vehicle must be on level ground. Always consult your Chevrolet vehicle Owner's Manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You'll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.

We're with you all the way

Rest easy knowing that long after you drive your new Chevrolet off the lot, you’ll be covered by our comprehensive Complete Care package. Chevrolet Complete Care is included with all 2019 Chevrolet vehicles and includes:

  • One maintenance visit that includes an oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection
  • 5 years or 60,000 miles of Roadside Assistance
  • 5 years or 60,000 miles of Courtesy Transportation available
  • 3 year or 36,000 mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 3 months of the OnStar Guidance Plan
  • 6 years or 100,000 miles of Rust-Through Corrosion Limited Warranty
  • 5 year or 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity, which enables services such as Vehicle Diagnostics
  • 1-month trial of Chevrolet connected services, 1-month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan coverage, and 1-month or 3GB of 4G LTE W-Fi Hotspot data (whichever comes first).

Oil Change Questions

Q: What do I need to do when my "Change Engine Oil Soon" message displays?
Q: How can I be sure to get the correct type of motor oil for my vehicle?
Q: I've heard that I should change my oil every 3,000 miles. Is that still true?