Chevy, Buick, and GMC Oil Change Service in Clarksville, MD

Driving in Maryland traffic can be stressful to you and your engine. Your engine's oil shoulders most of this burden. Engine oil keeps your engine lubricated and protected from high operating temperatures. Unfortunately, oil doesn't last forever, so when it's time to change your engine oil, you can count on Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC to be there for you.

Why Change your Oil?

Oil changes are part of your vehicle's regular maintenance needs. Your engine oil protects your engine's moving parts with its viscosity. The viscosity lubricates but also absorbs heat, safeguarding against thermal breakdown. We define viscosity as the level of resistance to movement. In contrast, fluidity describes how easily a liquid flows. 

Thus, high viscosity oil allows the oil to coat your engine's many moving parts and protect them against the high temperatures resulting from internal combustion. Eventually, the oil loses its viscosity through use, so it's essential to have your old oil replaced with fresh, high-quality engine oil.

How Often Should You Change Your Engine's Oil?

For generations, we've heard that you must change your oil every 3,000 miles. Some older cars, trucks, and SUVs have this recommended interval. Thanks to newer engine technology, many recent models have more extended  recommended intervals. Some go as high as every 10,000 miles. 

Check your owner's manual to be sure of your car's oil changing interval. When you hit your interval, you can schedule your oil change online with us or bring your vehicle into our service center. In most cases, we can have this service completed in less than 20 minutes, getting you back to your busy life fast.

Engine Oil Life Monitoring Systems

New cars, trucks, and SUVs now come with advanced monitoring systems for your engine oil. This intelligent system continuously tracks your engine temperature, speed, operating conditions, driving habits, and climate. Then, it processes this data to determine how much life you have left in your engine oil. Your vehicle provides you real-time updates on your oil status and alerts you when it's time to change, taking the guesswork and mileage tracking out of the equation.

If you have an oil life monitoring system on your Chevy, Buick, or GMC vehicle, you must reset the system after changing your oil. Our expert service center technicians can do this for you after the oil change. If you like changing your vehicle's oil at home, you'll still need to reset the oil life monitoring system. We recommend bringing your car to our service center and have one of our technicians do this for you.

Types of Oil

Engine technology continues to improve and with it come specific requirements for what type of oil your engine needs. Every vehicle requires you to use a particular oil designed for optimal performance and protection. In some cases, you can use various types of oil to compensate for driving conditions, workloads, and climate. 

Whether you use synthetic or conventional oil, you need the proper weight. You'll find oil labeled such as 10W-30 or 15W-40. The 10W number references the oil's viscosity at cold temperatures, such as when you start your engine or perhaps in winter months in colder climates. The -30 refers to the oil's viscosity during high temperatures, like when the engine has been running for a while or perhaps in hot climates.

So, your engine needs oil that's thin enough at start-up or in cold weather to lubricate the engine's parts quickly, yet remain thick enough once your engine has warmed up to continue to lubricate at higher temperatures. 

We recommend checking your owner's manual to determine the proper oil for your car. At Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC, our service center technicians can quickly identify the correct oil for your engine. If you plan on changing your oil at home, you can order the oil from our parts department and we'll have it ready for pick up when you arrive.

Positive Effects of Fresh Engine Oil

Your engine benefits from fresh engine oil with more than just proper lubrication and thermal protection. In addition, fresh oil reduces friction which results in better gas mileage. You can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 0.5 mpg with clean, new oil.

By keeping up with your engine oil changes, you also prolong the life of your engine. Many new cars can run well over 100,000 miles without experiencing severe engine problems. Now your vehicle can reach 200,000 and even 300,000 miles with proper maintenance and regular oil changes.

Changing your oil regularly along with other routine maintenance will help your car retain its value. When you want to sell your vehicle or trade it in, private buyers and dealerships want to see you maintained your vehicle correctly. We recommend keeping all your service records organized to show potential buyers.

At Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC, we offer top dollar for your trade when you've kept up with your oil changes and regular maintenance. Because we sell such a high volume, we'll buy your car, even if you don't buy another vehicle from us. You can get a True Cash Offer in minutes by visiting our website. Then, when you're ready to sell or trade, you can bring your vehicle in, and one of our appraisers will confirm the car's mileage and condition to certify the offer.

Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC Service Center

Our service center technicians receive ongoing factory training to stay updated on the latest maintenance and repair practices, including oil changes. When you bring your vehicle to our service center for an oil change, we'll perform a multi-point inspection. You'll receive our report, and if a technician finds an issue, you'll get a complete explanation, including the time to fix the problem and how much it will cost.

We recommend performing other regular maintenance while having your vehicle in our service center for an oil change. You should rotate your tires at every other oil change to reduce uneven wear and prolong your their life. Also, you should inspect your brake system every 10,000 miles and we can perform this service while rotating your tires.

Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC wants your car to perform at its peak, have a long life, and keep its value. That's why we recommend you keep up with your regular services like oil changes. If you need your car's oil changed, we invite you to browse our service specials for the latest deals. Our friendly, knowledgeable technicians will complete your oil change and have you back on the road in minutes.

  1. Koons Clarksville Chevrolet Buick GMC

    12421 AUTO DR

    • Sales: (443) 832-3620
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