Every time you drive, your vehicle’s engine accumulates internal combustion byproducts, carbon buildup, corrosion, and even pollutants. These damage the engine over time and reduce the engine’s performance. The only way to prevent this is by using the right motor oil and sticking to the manufacturer-prescribed oil change schedule. All the information can be found in your owner’s manual.
Motor oil provides lubrication for all the moving parts inside the engine. It also regulates the temperature of the engine to make sure it is always operating at the optimum level. Plus, it keeps it clean by removing all the gunk it has collected.
Missing an oil change may not have immediate negative effects but know that old motor loses viscosity and thermal stability, among others. This means lubrication won’t be as good, resulting in internal parts grinding together, and there’s a chance of overheating.
Be kind to your engine, and it will serve you well. Bring it down to Weld County Garage Buick GMC in Greeley, CO, where our factory-trained technicians use GM-approved motor oils in every oil change service they perform. We even price-match the competition to make sure you get the best service for the lowest price.
Some drivers go by feel. If the engine loses spunk or the air-conditioning system isn’t as cool, they go for an oil change. Others go by time and change their motor oil every six months. A few others use mileage and come in for an oil change every 3,000 miles. So, what’s the real deal?
If you don’t like browsing through your thick owner’s manual, speak to the service manager or technician of the dealership you bought the vehicle from. They are trained and certified by the GM and have the proper information regarding your vehicle’s oil change intervals.
We know it’s easy to forget this word-of-mouth information so write it down and stick it on a ref magnet or put a reminder on your smartphone so you’ll never miss an oil change again.
But what if my car’s simply a weekend warrior? Then this is when you’ll have to DIY it. Open the hood and pull the dipstick to check the quality of the oil. If it isn’t dirty, look for moisture. Drive it off if it has some. Otherwise, change it every six months (if it’s mineral oil) or every year (if it’s fully synthetic).
Never neglect your oil change schedule. It is there to ensure your engine delivers optimum performance all the time.
Equally important is what you get and where you get it. All motor oils aren’t the same. Get the one approved by your manufacturer from factory-trained technicians who know your vehicle inside and out.
You can choose to drop your vehicle off or wait during your service.
We have a comfortable lounge with free wifi, coffee bar, snacks and bottled water and even a warm fireplace for cold Colorado days.
If you prefer to be on the go during your service we offer a complimentary shuttle or the option to rent a new Buick or GMC for the day.
We look forward to performing your oil change near you soon.
A: Weld County Garage, Inc. is conveniently located on the most traveled intersection of Greeley at Hwy 34 and 47th Avenue. Our address is 2699 47th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634. If you are closer to the far east side of Greeley we also offer oil change service near you at our Truck City location.
A: We continuously check competitive oil change location in Greeley to be sure the price we offer is the best value around. We do occasionally offer additional discount coupons on our service specials page.
A: When the Change Engine Oil Soon message appears oill change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible, or at least within the next 600 miles. If driving under the best conditions, the Engine Oil Life System might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more than a year but if you are driving mostly in Colorado where we have extreme hot and cold conditions you will more likely see this message display between 3,000-7,000 miles or around every 3-5 months. Our technicians will reset the Engine Oil Life System once the oil change is complete. Weld County Garage, Inc. has trained service technicians who will perform this work quickly and while you wait.
A: When you visit Weld County Garage, Inc. for your oil change our Certified Service experts will be sure you get the proper oil for your vehicle. For 2011 or newer vehicles, dexos1® Synthetic Blend is the recommended oil specification (dexos1® for gasoline engines, dexos2® for light-duty diesel engines, 15W40 CJ-4 for Duramax diesel engines). Advantages of dexos1® Synthetic Blend over conventional motor oil include improved oil performance and protection, increased piston cleanliness, reduced oil consumption, and greater viscosity control.
A: The majority of vehicles today are equipped with the Engine Oil Life System, which has made the 3 month or 3,000-mile oil change a thing of the past. Depending on the age of the vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, vehicles with today’s advanced engines can go much longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an Engine Oil Life System.