HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY OIL?

Getting your oil changed on a regular basis is critical to maintaining your GMC or Cadillac model's health. Experts generally recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles in the past; however, advances in both oil and engine technology allow drivers to go further between oil changes. Most modern GMC and Cadillac models can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, this changes based on how you drive and what type of vehicle you drive - whether it's an old-school Cadillac or a tough GMC truck. Check your GMC owner's manual for more specific instructions on how often you should change your oil, or get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Factors That Affect How Often to Change Your Oil

Changing your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, and certain cars, trucks, or SUVs will need their oil changed sooner. If any of the following describe how you drive, check with us at Rimrock GMC Cadillac to see how soon you should get your oil changed at our Billings service center:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

More Oil Change FAQs

Still want to learn more before you visit our GMC service center near Lockwood for an oil change? Here are some common FAQs we get from drivers who want to know more about when to get their oil changed for their GMC or Cadillac vehicle.

Do I Need to Get My Oil Changed if I Don't Drive that Often?

Even if your car or truck sits for most of the year in Red Lodge, you should still get its oil changed at least twice a year. Even if your car isn't being used, the oil in its engine will break down over time - and the next time you go to start it, your engine could be at risk. Thinking about buying a used or certified used vehicle that wasn't driven very often? You should request to see its maintenance history to ensure it was still receiving oil changes throughout the year.

Do I Need to Schedule a Separate Oil Filter Replacement Appointment?

Whenever you get your oil changed at our GMC service center in Billings, our mechanics will replace the oil filter as well. If you're doing a DIY oil change, stop by the GMC and Cadillac parts center at Rimrock GMC Cadillac to pick up an oil filter.

Does My Vehicle Need Synthetic or Conventional Oil?

This varies from vehicle to vehicle. We can help you out when you bring in your vehicle for an oil change. If you're doing it yourself, you should check your owner's manual to see whether you car requires synthetic oil.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Check your oil level once a month to help catch any leaks in the oil system and to make sure it's still in good condition - oil is critical to keeping your engine and all of its components healthy, and it's better to be safe than sorry. When you check your oil level, you should also monitor for any change to your oil's color, keeping a close lookout for the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. Metal particles in your engine oil can be the sign of a serious issue, and you should schedule a service appointment with Rimrock GMC Cadillac the instant you notice them.

Turn to Rimrock GMC Cadillac for Oil Changes in Billings

Is it time for your next oil change in Billings? Visit our GMC and Cadillac service center for a high-quality, fast, and affordable oil change. Use our oil change service coupons to save even more on your oil change! Have questions about additional service topics, like how to remove car dents and scratches or how to check brake fluid? Rimrock GMC is here for you! Consult our expert service tips to learn more.