Engine Oil Life System

Simplified Maintenance Schedule

With the introduction of the Engine Oil Life System, the approach to factory required maintenance has evolved, and with today's technology so must we all. Simplified Maintenance will reduce the frequency of your visits to service your vehicle and cost of routine maintenance by as much as 40% annually. An added benefit is a matched reduction in oil consumption and associated fluid disposal hazards that threaten our environment.

How Simple Is That?

The GM Oil Life System was developed after years of engineering study. The computer on your GM Oil Life System equipped vehicle calculates remaining oil life based on engine combustion events and operating temperatures. Oil reacts in a stable and predictable manner under these circumstances. This allows your computer to calculate oil life, and your vehicles Driver Information Display will notify you when your vehicle requires maintenance service.

Because all drivers personal habits vary, so will your frequency of required maintenance. Some vehicles will require service at roughly 3,000 mile intervals, while others may travel 10,000 miles or more between service visits. Whichever pattern you fit into, it is very important to remember that your vehicle requires more than fresh oil every few months to operate properly.

That Simple!

Also important to note is that required maintenance should be performed within 600 miles when the Oil Life System notifies you of needed service. You should also have required maintenance performed at least once every 12 months, even if no Oil Life Message has displayed.

Maintenance Interval I - Minimum Required Services

Use Maintenance I if Change Oil Soon message displays within 10 months of new vehicle purchase, or since Maintenance II was performed last.

Per GM Vehicle Owners Manual 2009 & Newer:

Replace engine oil and filter, reset Oil Life Monitor; Lubricate chassis components, where applicable; Rotate tires, adjust tire pressures and relearn Tire Pressure Sensor locations; Inspect front and rear brake linings, hoses and cables; Visually inspect for any leaks or damage; Inspect coolant and washer fluid levels, adjust as needed.

Maintenance Interval II - Minimum Required Services

Use Maintenance II if previous service performed was Maintenance I. Maintenance II should also be performed if more than 10 months since last service performed, or at least once every 12 months.

Per GM Vehicle Owners Manual 2009 & Newer:

Replace engine oil and filter, reset Oil Life Monitor; Lubricate chassis components, where applicable; Rotate tires, adjust tire pressures and relearn Tire Pressure Sensor locations; Inspect front and rear brake linings, hoses and cables; Visually inspect for any leaks or damage; Inspect coolant and washer fluid levels, adjust as needed; Inspect suspension and steering components; Inspect engine cooling system, drive belts and hoses; Inspect windshield and back glass wiper blades; Inspect restraint system components; Lubricate body components, hinges and door locks; Check transmission fluid level, add fluid as needed.

 

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McCarthy Chevrolet Lee's Summit
945 SE Oldham Parkway,
I-291 North & MO 50 East Highway,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

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