NEED AN OIL CHANGE NEAR PHOENIX, GLENDALE OR PEORIA?
You expect your vehicle to run smoothly every time you get behind the wheel. That means keeping your regular maintenance items for your Buick, GMC vehicle in check, including checking your engine oil. When it’s time for an oil change, your Certified Service experts at Yates Buick GMC are here. We offer oil changes that include a four-tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection so you can knock out several maintenance items in one go. We also offer full-synthetic and synthetic blend oil changes if you have a particular preference on what oil you should like to use.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL
Choosing the proper grade of oil is crucial to your vehicle’s performance. From conventional to full synthetic, your Certified Service expert will offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1™ Full Synthetic.
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.
ACDelco Conventional Oil
- Offers quality engine wear and corrosion protection
- Contains special additives that help your engine run smoothly
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 startups
- Excellent protection to help prevent formation of sludge and other harmful deposits
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
Ask our experts which grade is best for your vehicle. You may also refer to your Owner’s Manual for more information.
OIL LIFE SYSTEM
Many of today’s vehicles are equipped with an 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 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, you will know it’s time for service.
Learn more about your vehicles Oil Life System: Video
CHECKING YOUR OIL LEVEL
Even with an OLS, it’s important to keep track of your oil level. Always consult your Owner’s Manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You’ll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.
OIL CHANGE WARNING SIGNS
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, service is required for your vehicle as soon as possible. The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and the OLS must be reset. The Certified Service experts at your dealer will do this.
If your vehicle is not equipped with an OLS, consult your Service and Maintenance Schedule contained within your vehicle Owner’s Manual for proper change intervals.
WHAT THE CERTIFIED SERVICE EXPERTS LOOK FOR DURING YOUR MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTION
- Remaining Engine Oil Life
- Tire Wear
- Wiper Blades and Glass Condition
- Fluid Levels
- Battery Condition and Connections
- OnStar Subscription
- Additional Car Inspections
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.
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.
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 may help prevent further damage down the road.
Fluid levels are checked, including brake reservoir and windshield washer, to be sure they are at optimal levels.
To help keep your brakes performing their best, an inspection is performed on the condition of your brake system, including lines, hoses, and parking brake as well as measurements of front and rear linings.
No one wants to be stuck with a dead car 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
A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Should 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 OLS.
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 to optimal engine performance. Both your vehicle’s oil and oil filter should be changed at least as often as recommended by your OLS and/or Owner’s Manual.