Oil Change

Oil Changes

Regular oil changes can help optimize the performance and fuel economy of your Chevrolet, Buick and GMC car, truck, or SUV. 

Many older-model vehicles, including those manufactured without or before the creation of the Oil Life Monitoring System, require oil changes at 3,000-mile intervals. However, thanks to advances in engine technologies, newer models can have a longer range between oil changes. 

Always refer to your Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle Owner's Manual for oil-change intervals for your specific vehicle.

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.


ACDelco Gold 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 start-ups
  • 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

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

It's a good idea to periodically check your oil level. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm, at normal operating temperature, and the vehicle must be on level ground. Always consult your GMC, Buick, Chevrolet vehicle 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.

Your Oil Change Questions Answered!

What Type of Oil Does My Car Need?

The best way to determine the type of oil your GMC, Buick, Chevrolet vehicle needs is to check the manufacturer's guide. You can also bring your GMC, Buick, Chevrolet down to our service center to get a recommendation from one of our professionals.

How Long Does An Oil Change Take?

Oil change timing has the potential to vary. Typically, you can expect your oil change to be completed within 30-45 minutes. If your vehicle is getting a full-service oil change inspection, it should take up to an additional 45-60 minutes if you're receiving additional vehicle maintenance.

When Does My Car Need An Oil Change?

Your driving conditions and how you drive may impact when your car needs an oil change. You can check your vehicle owner's manual to find a recommendation from the manufacturer. On average, we recommend getting an oil change at least once every 5,000 miles.

How Much Does An Oil Change Cost?

At the Quinn Motors service department, an oil and filter change with synthetic oil starts at $xx.xx but, oil change prices can vary. The price typically will range between $xx.xx to $xx.xx, depending on the engine size and model of your vehicle. For exact pricing, contact a member of our service department.

What Is Included In An Oil Change?

There are several different items that are included during an oil change. Aside from just changing your oil, we will also perform a tire pressure check, top-off any fluids, a tire rotation, a visual brake check, as well as a quick vehicle inspection as an added bonus.

Do You Offer Specials On Oil?

Yes, we do offer specials on oil. Be sure to check our service specials to stay up-to-date on oil change coupons and discounts.

Are You Searching For Oil Change Services?

You can find oil changes at Quinn Motors located at 405 W. Main Street in Ellsworth, WI. We are conveniently located.