Our service department is GM-certified as the gold standard of service for Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC vehicles. This means when you need an oil change, you can get the highest quality and value from us. Our factory-trained and certified technicians know your vehicle inside and out. We will install original equipment (OEM) motor oil and oil filters to factory specifications. Check out our current service specials for additional cost savings and value before your next conventional or synthetic oil change at Serra Buick GMC Champaign.
Conventional oil is an engine lubricant made directly from crude petroleum extracted from the ground. It has excellent chemical properties for lubricating within the engine’s extreme environment and can maintain its viscosity for thousands of miles, making it an ideal lubricant for many Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC models. Conventional oil generally requires change service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Synthetic motor oil is a more advanced technology that requires more raw materials, processing, and synthetic compounds to produce. It contains unique polymers that improve its performance beyond petroleum-based conventional. It has a smaller molecule that improves its lubrication and additives that extend its life. Synthetic oil needs to be changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
All motor oils will eventually succumb to the extreme heat within the combustion engine and break down. “Breaking down” means that the oil will lose its lubricative property and accumulate contaminants that allow friction and heat to increase. Through years of automotive research, the industry knows when motor oils will break down and need to be changed to keep the engine protected and extend its life. Because we know that motor oil breaks down and when it will, oil changes can be recommended at specific miles. The only variable being operating conditions.
When operating in extreme conditions, the oil will require change service at a shorter interval more frequently compared to normal conditions. If your vehicle operates in these conditions, they are considered to be extreme: