Best Oil Change in Youngstown, Ohio
Car not running as smoothly as it used to? It might be time for an oil change. At #1 Cochran Chevrolet's service center, we pride ourselves on our quick oil changes and service transparency. Our certified auto technicians will also perform a four-tire rotation and Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection, so you can rest easy knowing your vehicle will be in top shape and running smoothly.
Oil Change Specials
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How to Choose the Right Oil
Oil is essential to the performance of any vehicle, and choosing the right oil grade is crucial. There are a variety of oil types on the market, each with its own set of characteristics that can affect your car's performance.
Conventional oil is the most common type of oil used in vehicles, and it offers a good balance of engine protection and fuel economy. However, full synthetic oil provides superior engine protection and can help to improve fuel economy.
If you are unsure which oil grade is right for your car, a Certified Service expert will help you determine the best motor oil for your vehicle.
While there are many oils on the market, at Cochran we generally use and recommend the following:
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
And remember, you can always check your Owner's Manual for reference!
GM Oil Life Monitoring System
Over time, oil breaks down and becomes less effective at lubricating the engine. This can lead to increased wear and tear, and eventually, engine failure. To help prevent this, many modern vehicles are equipped with an oil life monitoring system (OLMS).
An OLMS uses sensors to track your vehicle's speed, engine temperature, and engine revolutions. It also takes into account other operating conditions, such as how long the engine has been running and whether you're regularly driving in stop-and-go traffic. Based on this data, the OLMS can provide an estimate of when it's time for an oil change. This helps ensure that your car's engine stays properly lubricated and runs efficiently for many years to come.
Checking your oil level
Despite having an OLMS, you should still keep track of your oil level by checking it every 3 weeks. Not sure how? Consult your Owner's Manual to learn how to properly check your engine's oil.
Oil change warning light
The CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message means that you should take your car in for service as soon as possible. The engine oil and filter should be changed every year because some potentially major problems can occur with your engine!
Our Technicians can diagnose the problem, fix it, and reset your OLMS system in one go, so make sure to give us a call.
What do mechanics check during an appointment?
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.
Q: How often should I check my oil?
A: As a general rule, you should check your oil level every 1000 miles or three weeks. To do this properly it's important that you follow the instructions in your owner’s manual.
Q: How long does an oil change take?
A: An oil change should generally take less than an hour to complete. However, this can always change depending on the amount of staff and the number of appointments before your own.