Frequently Asked Questions by an Expert
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Q: What do I need to do when my “Change Engine Oil Soon” message displays?
A: When the “Change Engine Oil Soon” message displays oil change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible.If driving under the best conditions, the Engine Oil Life System might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more than a year. The motor oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and the Engine Oil Life System must be reset. Western GMC Buick factory trained GM Certified Service technicians who will perform this work and reset the system. Click here to schedule service.Q: How can I be sure to get the correct type of motor oil for my vehicle?
A: Consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual or visit the GM Certified Service experts at Western GMC Buick to be sure you get the proper oil for your vehicle. For 2011 or newer vehicles, dexos1TM Synthetic Blend is the recommended oil specification (dexos1 for gasoline engines, dexos2TM for light-duty diesel engines, 15W40 CJ-4 for Duramax® diesel engines.)Q: I’ve heard that I should change my oil every 5,000 kilometres. Is that still true?
A: The majority of today’s vehicles are equipped with an Engine Oil Life Monitoring System, which has made the traditional 5,000-kilometre oil change interval a thing of the past. Depending on the age of the vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, vehicles with today’s advanced engines can go much longer than 5000 kilometres between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an Oil Life Monitoring System.
SELECTING THE CORRECT OIL FOR YOUR VEHICLE
From conventional to full synthetic, your Certified Service experts can offer you helpful advice on a range of oil types, including; ACDelco Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1 Blend Motor Oil and ACDelco dexos1 Gen 2 Full Synthetic. Your GM Certified Service Experts at Western GMC Buick will always know the right grade of oil to use for your specific vehicle.
ACDELCO CONVENTIONAL OIL
ACDelco Motor Oil only meets pre-2011 GM standards.
ACDELCO SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL
ACDelco Synthetic Blend Oil meets post-2011 GM standards.
ACDELCO DEXOS1 GEN 2 FULL SYNTHETIC
Dexos1 Gen 2 full synthetic oil is specifically engineered for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.