Checking and Changing the Oil in Your Buick and GMC Vehicles
GMC and Buick vehicles are known for many things: their classic looks, a wide array of customization options, and unbeatable performance on the road. We know that our customers want to make sure that their GMC and Buick vehicles last as long as possible, which is why we stress the importance of regular oil changes and routine maintenance. You have questions about changing the oil on your car, truck or SUV and we have answers.
Q: WHY DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE OIL IN MY CAR OR TRUCK?
A: Motor oil lubricates all the moving parts in the engine. This prevents any friction that would happen if motor oil wasn't in your car. Without motor oil, engine parts would grind against each other and cause wear and tear on the components. The longer you go without an oil change, the thicker the oil gets. This is because the oil collects contaminants, metal fragments and grime as it goes through the engine block.
If you allow your oil to get sludgy, buildup will occur around crankshafts, valves and pistons. The longer this persists, the more likely you are to experience damage that may require expensive engine repairs. In some cases, engine parts will no longer usable and you will need to be replace them completely.
Expensive engine repairs can be avoided by changing the oil in your GMC and Buick regularly. When you get new oil, it is contaminant-free and improves the performance of your GMC and Buick vehicle. It also extends the life of your engine, increases your MPG and decreases the harmful emissions from your car.
Q: WHEN DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE OIL IN GMC and Buick VEHICLES?
A: We're glad you asked. Many GM models are equipped with an Oil Life Monitoring System, which will alert you when it's time for an oil change. While newer GMC and Buick models can go longer between oil changes, older models will need to be serviced more often. It's best to reference your owner's manual for the right oil change interval for your car, truck or SUV.
You can take a look at the dipstick in your GMC and Buick engine to see if you need to top off your oil. We recommend you do this at least once a month to make sure your car or truck has sufficient oil levels. Buick GMC of Beaverton offers complimentary fluid top offs for your GMC and Buick, as well as tire pressure checks - simply swing by and pull into our service bay today!
Q: HOW MUCH DOES AN OIL CHANGE COST IN PORTLAND?
A: We frequently run specials for discounted oil change services at Buick GMC of Beaverton. If you don't see an oil change special listed on our site, you can call us at (877) 711-4246 for our latest oil change pricing.
Q: WHAT DOES AN OIL CHANGE INCLUDE?
A:A typical oil change at Buick GMC of Beaverton includes:
Removal of motor oil. We replace it with synthetic oil that is best for your GMC, Buick engine.
Oil filter removed and replaced. This is an OEM GM Certified oil filter so you are guaranteed a fantastic seal and high quality.
An eco-friendly oil change - we recycle the oil and oil filter.
Service Interval Indicator reset. This is so you don't get a notification light telling you to change the oil after it's been done recently.
Multi-Point inspection. We don't want to give you back a vehicle that might need some additional service. We check the brakes, power steering, tires and much more with our Multi-Point inspection. This gives you confidence when you take your vehicle home.