Need an Oil Change in Charleston?
Clean engine oil is the lifeblood that keeps your vehicle running at its peak, mile after mile in North Charleston. So when it's time for an oil change, don't delay. Visit the service department at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet for an expert oil change near Mount Pleasant. With every oil change service, we offer a four-tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection, so you can get complete car care under one roof.
Oil Change Specials
6-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation on most vehicles
5-Quart ACDelco GM OE dexos1® Full Synthetic Oil Change and Tire Rotation on most vehicles
Choosing the right oil for your oil change service
When you get an oil change, it's crucial that the proper grade of oil is used in conjunction with the recommendation in your owner's manual. From conventional to full synthetic, your Certified Service expert at our dealership will recommend the right oil for your vehicle and your driving needs, including ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1™ Full Synthetic.
These oils contain a variety of characteristics that can positively affect your vehicle's performance, offering varying levels of engine protection and maximizing 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 startups
- 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
Ask our experts which grade is best for your vehicle's oil change. You may also refer to your owner's manual for more information.
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 in Charleston.
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 oil change service. As soon as you notice your vehicle’s OLMS light illuminate, it’s time for service.
Checking your oil level
Even with an OLMS, it's important to keep track of your oil level. Always consult your owner's manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You'll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.
Oil change warning signs
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, service is required for your vehicle as soon as possible. The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once per year and the OLMS must be reset. The Certified Service experts at our dealership will make sure to do this after every oil change.
If your vehicle is not equipped with an OLMS, consult your Service and Maintenance Schedule contained within your vehicle owner's manual for proper oil change service intervals—most vehicles only require an oil change every 7,500–10,000 miles.
What The Certified Service Experts Look For During A Car Inspection
When you choose our service department for an oil change near James Island, you can get a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection and a four-tire rotation. Here's what we assess during the 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 Monitoring System). This may be helpful, especially if you are approaching your next oil change.
Your tires are part of what keep your vehicle 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 tires.
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 are checked, including the brake reservoir and windshield washer fluid, to be sure they are at optimal levels.
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.
A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription
Additional Vehicle 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should the engine oil be replaced every 3,000 miles?
A: Depending on the age of your vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, your engine may be designed to go longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an OLMS.
Q: Does regularly changing my oil filter help with the life of my engine?
A: Yes. An oil filter helps ensure your engine is lubricated with clean oil, which is important for optimal engine performance. Both your vehicle’s oil and oil filter should be changed at least as often as recommended by your OLMS and/or Owner’s Manual.
How Much is an Oil Change?
How much is an oil change likely to cost? The cost can vary based on the make and model of your vehicle and the type of oil it requires—full synthetic is more expensive than conventional. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet provides ongoing service offers to help you save on oil change service and more! If you'd like to get a quote before visiting us for an oil change in Charleston, give us a call for an estimate.
Book Your Next Oil Change Online
Overdue for oil change service? Schedule a service visit with us online to get started. We provide fast, reliable car care in Charleston so you can get back on the road swiftly.