Oil change near elizabethtown, PA

An oil change is one of the most important maintenance services for your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV. It is best to have an oil change at Hondu Chevrolet of E-Town in Elizabethtown, PA, at least once every six months or 7,500 miles, depending on the mileage, make, and model of your Chevrolet vehicle. Oil changes at regularly scheduled intervals can help maintain your engine's health. Here are a few more benefits to having an oil change at our Marietta area service center.

Extends Engine Life

An oil change is one of the best ways to prolong the life of your engine and maintain its performance. Unfortunately, oil becomes thick and corrosive over time and can damage engine parts. Fresh oil lubricates the moving metal surfaces of the engine and reduces the friction between these parts. Lubricated engine parts can facilitate better engine performance.

Saves Money

Changing your Chevrolet's oil at our service center near Lancaster, PA, is an inexpensive process that involves draining and replacing the old oil, replacing old oil and air filters, and checking other vital engine fluids. By getting an oil change every few thousand miles, you will be able to keep your Chevrolet on the road longer and avoid needing costly repairs and replacement parts.

Improves Gas Mileage

Getting an oil changed for your Chevrolet at our service center near Harrisburg is an easy way to improve your gas mileage. Clean oil lubricates the engine parts and enables the engine to work more efficiently, which improves gas mileage. Fresh oil also prevents the parts of your engine from breaking down and causing additional damage.

It is easy to schedule an appointment at our dealership's service department near Middletown. You can go to our website and schedule an oil change appointment on a day and time that is convenient for you. Do not put off this vital maintenance service before it is too late.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL

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.