Buick and GMC manufacture popular cars, trucks, and SUVs with top-quality combustion engines. Optimizing combustion engine performance requires routine oil changes when specified in the owner’s manual. Our certified technicians perform oil changes according to GM-certified quality with OEM motor oil and oil filters. Continue reading about the importance of timely oil changes. Consider the consequences related to late/delayed oil changes. Schedule your next oil change service today at LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor, serving Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, and Haisley, MI.
Combustion engines generate drive power and forward momentum by harnessing the energy created by thousands of tiny explosions per minute. The engine’s moving parts and internal combustion generate intense pressures, friction, and heat. Motor oil supports engine performance and protects the moving parts by providing lubrication. Motor oil collects debris like metal shavings, experiences compositional change as it forms into a sludgy consistency, and requires change maintenance. Routine oil changes protect the engine by keeping it cleaner and well-lubricated with fresh motor oil at peak viscosity. All combustion engines have a recommended motor oil and change interval detailed in the owner’s manual.
Conventional motor oil provides sufficient lubrication for older Buick and GMC models manufactured before 2011. Schedule conventional oil change service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Full-synthetic motor oil provides optimal lubrication for modern combustion engines. GM recommends full-synthetic motor oil for models manufactured in 2011 and after. Synthetic oil has the thinnest viscosity from a smaller molecule and long-lasting lubrication as it resists thermal breakdown for longer. Full-synthetic motor oil has a 10,000-mile change interval in normal operating conditions.
Semi-synthetic provides enhanced performance beyond conventional at a lower price than full-synthetic. Schedule semi-synthetic oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
Diesel engines are popular among drivers wanting greater torque/horsepower with less fuel, extended fuel range, and lower operating/maintenance costs. Diesel engines require lubrication with a specialized oil containing enhanced anti-friction modifiers. Contact us for a GM-certified diesel engine oil change service.
Customers can schedule oil change service appointments online or by phone. Schedule service online within minutes at any time, or call the service center during regular business hours. Relax in the comfortable waiting area while we quickly and conveniently complete your oil change.