Get Your Routine Oil Change in Marlow Heights, MD

The oil change - this is one of the most important routine procedures you need to get done for your car. For your Chevrolet, you can stop by Ourisman Chevrolet in Marlow Heights for your oil changes. At our service center near Washington DC, we're ready to help you ensure that your SUV or pickup truck is ready to keep going for the long haul. Whether you're commuting to work, going on family vacations, or anything in-between, your Chevrolet's engine will thank you for keeping up with routine oil changes.

The Benefits of a Chevrolet Oil Change

We're guessing that you know oil changes are important routine maintenance procedures, but just how important is it, and what happens if you decide to skip an oil change?

To drive around Hyattsville with the best performance and efficiency possible, your Chevrolet needs a constant supply of oil. Your car's supply of oil works to cool down the engine as you drive, ensuring that the engine does not overheat with all of its moving parts rubbing together. Engine oil works to reduce friction under the hood, giving you a safe, effective driving experience wherever you want to go in the Alexandria area.

Over time, your engine will deplete its supply of oil as you drive. In addition to that, any oil left will become dirty, reducing its effectiveness and increasing friction, making it possible for the engine to overheat. To combat this, Chevrolet owners should get consistent oil changes at our service center near Arlington. By doing getting routine oil changes, you will give your Chevrolet a constant supply of fresh, clean, ensuring that your engine runs as effectively as possible.

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

Recommended Chevrolet Oil Change Interval

In truth, there's no "one size fits all" approach to oil changes. Every driver and every car is different, and so everyone's Chevrolet will need oil changes at different times. However, to maximum efficiency, safety, and performance, we believe that Chevrolet drivers in the Washington DC area should get an oil change every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever happens to come first. To get the most accurate oil change interval for your Chevrolet, be sure to check your owner's manual or visit our service center in Marlow Heights for an engine inspection.

Signs You Need an Oil Change ASAP

To get the best results out of your engine, you should get an oil change at regular intervals, such as the one recommended above. However, many drivers may be tempted to skip an oil change, but this decision is inadvisable. There are many downsides to skipping oil changes, including poor performance, poor fuel efficiency, and the potential for costly repairs.

If you're unsure whether or not your Chevrolet needs an oil change, be on the lookout for the following tell-tale signs that your SUV or truck is due for one today:

  • Illuminated "Check Engine" light
  • Illuminated "Low Oil Level" light
  • Increased engine noise
  • Poor performance & fuel efficiency
  • Prominent oil smell in the cabin
  • Increased exhaust while driving

If you notice any of these signs, it is imperative that you visit our service center for an oil change as soon as possible. By doing this, you can prevent costly repairs and prolong the life of your engine, helping you to stay safe and continue adventuring around the Washington DC area.

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.

Schedule Your Chevrolet Oil Change Today

Is your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or Chevrolet Trax due for an oil change? To get the best oil change experience possible with trusted mechanics, state-of-the-art equipment, and genuine replacement parts, be sure to visit Ourisman Chevrolet in Marlow Heights, MD! Our service center has what you need to stay on the road for years to come.