Oil Change in Helena

You expect your vehicle to run smoothly. That means keeping your oil performing at its peak. When it's time for an oil change, your Certified Service experts are here. We offer oil changes with a four-tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection.

Schedule Oil Change Service with Lithia Chevrolet Buick GMC of Helena

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL

Choosing the proper grade of oil is crucial to your vehicle's performance. From conventional to full synthetic oil, your Certified Service expert will offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1™ Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1™ Full Synthetic Oil.

These oils contain a variety of characteristics that can affect your vehicle's performance, offer varying levels of engine protection, and maximize the time between oil changes.

Good

ACDelco Gold Conventional Oil

  • Offers quality engine wear and corrosion protection
  • Contains special additives that help your engine run smoothly

Better

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 start-ups
  • Excellent protection to help prevent formation of sludge and other harmful deposits

Best

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

Engine 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.

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 an oil change. As soon as you notice your vehicle's OLS light illuminate, it's time for service.

 

Checking Your Oil Level

Even with an OLS, it's important to keep track of your oil level. Always consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual for the proper procedure to check your oil level. You'll get a more accurate dipstick reading by following those instructions.

What The Certified Service Experts Look For During Your Multi-point Vehicle 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 System). This may be helpful, especially if you are approaching your next oil change.

  • Tire Wear

Your tires are what keep you 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 vehicle.

  • 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

Fluid levels are checked, including the brake reservoir and windshield washer fluid, to be sure they are at optimal levels.

  • Brakes

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

  • OnStar Subscription

A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription.

  • Additional Car 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.

Oil Change FAQ

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.

Take Care of Your Oil Change Service at Lithia Chevrolet Buck GMC of Helena

It should come as no surprise when we say that staying on track with your recommended auto maintenance is the best way of keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road for as long as possible. Over time, you have probably become accustomed to the excellent performance of your vehicle on your daily commute to Great Falls, MT. Oil change service is one type of maintenance that will keep that performance level where you want it. The service center at Lithia Chevrolet Buick GMC of Helena, located at 1501 Cedar Street in Helena, MT, is where you can schedule your oil change service.

Why Are Oil Changes Important?

Oil changes are important because they assist in the healthy functioning of your vehicle's engine. Without clean oil, an engine would not be able to operate. You may not think about it as you take your daily commute to Butte, MT, but your engine's components are working hard to provide you with the exceptional performance and capability you've come to love.

The oil provides the lubrication necessary for engine components to work together without friction. Friction can cause your engine to overheat. An overheated engine can be responsible for expensive auto repairs. Our oil change service prevents the buildup of sludge, dirt, and other particles that can harm your engine's performance. We can make all of your daily travels to Missoula, MT worry-free when you come in for your recommended maintenance.

Choose the Service Center at Lithia Chevrolet Buick GMC of Helena

Our oil change service is not the only reason to make the trip from Bozeman MT to our service center. We have many ways we can help you with your car service and auto repair needs. First, we have factory-trained, GM-certified service technicians on staff who have the expertise and skill to tackle any task.

You can explore the service menu that we have to offer. There is no reason to service your vehicle anywhere else because we can take on everything from oil changes to transmission repairs. Customers can even peruse our service specials to see all of the savings that we can provide them when they come in for their various service needs.

Drivers can even schedule their oil changes, or any other automotive services, online. Schedule your oil change with the team at Lithia Chevrolet Buick GMC of Helena, in Helena, MT, so you can stay on track with keeping your engine healthy today.