2021 Chevrolet Camaro Oil Change
Oil Changes: 9 Things Every 2021 Camaro Owner Should Know
Most drivers understand they need to change their car’s oil at some point, but why? And how often? The answer is confusing because it depends on your driving habits and the conditions you drive in. Not only that, but the synthetic vs. conventional argument further confuses drivers.
Years ago, oil changes every 3,000 miles was considered the industry standard. Improvements in fuel, oil, and engine technology, as well as the development of synthetic oil, have led to longer service intervals. Modern engines often have change intervals of 7,500 or even 10,000 miles. But what is the answer for your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro?
Why do I need to change the oil in my 2021 Chevrolet Camaro?
The parts inside the engine move quickly, which makes friction and heat. Engine oil keeps everything lubricated and keeps things from getting stuck. It’s a lot like cooking. If you forget the oil, your bacon sticks to the pan, and if you don’t use enough oil, the oil burns up.
As oil engine oil gets old, it begins to break down and doesn’t do its job as well. An oil change replaces all the old broken down oil and any contaminants in the engine with clean oil. In a worst-case scenario, without an oil change, your engine could seize up completely. Sanger GMC makes it easy to schedule your Camaro oil change.
Why is Synthetic Oil so expensive? Why should I get it instead of conventional oil?
High-performance vehicles like the 2021 Camaro need high-performance oil. More manufacturers today design their engines to take advantage of the superior protection and performance of full synthetic motor oil. Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil as a by-product of gasoline refining, while synthetic motor oil is man-made using chemicals designed to feature only the best properties of crude oil. Synthetic oil contains fewer contaminants, which dramatically lowers the risk of engine sludge and buildup. Since it is cleaner and more refined, synthetic motor oil flows better than conventional oil.
In addition to the increased performance, synthetic motor oil lasts longer than conventional oil. You may be used to oil changes every 3,000 miles in your old vehicle using conventional oil, but in your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, you’ll be going a lot longer without oil changes!
At Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC, your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro repair and service specialists serving Sanger, Fresno, Clovis, and the surrounding area, their team of factory-trained technicians can tell you which oil is required for your vehicle, and make sure you get the best for your Chevrolet Camaro oil change.
Can I mix synthetic and conventional oil together?
Mixing synthetic and conventional oil isn’t recommended. When you take high-quality synthetic oil and mix it with inferior conventional oil, you dilute the cleaning and lubricating power of the higher-quality oil.
This is why it’s important to take your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro to a service shop that puts only the best oil into your car, such as Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC
What kind of oil goes in my 2021 Chevrolet Camaro?
Depending on the engine, The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro takes 5w30 or 0w40 full-synthetic oil. However, not all 5w30 synthetic oils are the same. Only the best 5w30 oils meet the dexos1™ specified by Chevrolet. Many quick oil shops only have conventional oil in stock. While it might be the same 5w30 weight, it doesn’t have the same lubricating and cleaning properties as a dexos1™oil. If you put lower-quality oil in your Chevrolet Camaro, damage to the engine could occur.
When you come to Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC for a Camaro Oil Change, they give your car the exact same oil that Chevrolet puts in your Camaro from the factory.
How much does changing my oil cost?
Your Chevrolet Camaro oil change can vary in price depending on who you go to. A typical oil change consists of 5-10 quarts of oil, plus a filter. The main factor in the price is the oil cost. Cheaper oil change shops typically use cheaper inferior conventional oil. Only a GMC-certified service center such as Sanger Chevrolet uses GM-certified dexos1™oil. Expect to pay between $70-90 in the Sanger area depending on the engine in your Camaro. However, the price may vary, depending on any special service promotions. When you take your car into a Chevrolet Camaro specialist, you don’t just get your oil changed like at quick oil shops. At Sanger Chevrolet, your Chevrolet Camaro also receives a tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection, to spot anything that looks out of the ordinary with your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro.
Quick oil shops don’t offer this kind of service. In fact, you might ask, “How much does getting my oil changed at Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC save me?”
How much oil does my 2021 Chevrolet Camaro need?
How much oil you need for your Chevy Camaro oil change depends on the engine in your car. Except for the 6.2L V8 equipped Camaros, which takes 10 quarts of 0w40 dexos1™ oil, all Camaros require 5w30 dexos1™oil. Cars with a 2.4L engine require 5 quarts of oil. Those with the Heavy Duty package which takes 5.5 quarts. Camaros with a 3.6L V6 engine require 6 quarts of oil.
Not only does your service shop need to know how much oil to put in, but they also need to know the right oil to use. This is why taking your car to Chevrolet Camaro repair and service specialists like Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC is always a good call.
How often do 2021 Chevrolet Camaro oil changes need to be?
An oil change is a critical service for your car. Chevrolet recommends getting your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro oil changed every 3000-5,000 miles if you are using conventional oil. Ideally, you should be using a synthetic oil that meets the dexos1™ specification.
When using synthetic oil, you should have an oil change every 7,500 -10,000 miles. This exact number will depend on your driving habits. If you drive in severe driving conditions, you may need the oil changed more frequently. Your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro also comes equipped with an Oil Life Monitor to let you know when it’s time to bring your car in for an oil change.
What are severe driving conditions?
Severe driving conditions are any of the following:
- Long periods of frequent idling
- Stop-and-go driving in heavy traffic
- Sustained highway driving in extreme hot or cold temperatures
- Short trips (less than 5 miles) in normal temperatures
- Long-distance trips at speeds of 50mph or less
- Regular trips in steep or hilly areas
- Any trips on dusty, dirty, or salted roads
- Any trips that involve using a roof rack, or roof box.
- Virtually all driving we do classifies as severe driving conditions. To maximize the life of your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, make sure you change your oil regularly.
What happens if I don’t change the oil in my 2021 Chevrolet Camaro?
Although motor oil’s purpose is to lubricate the engine, it also provides other benefits:
- Prevents engine corrosion – Additives in synthetic oil stop rusting and corrosion in your engine.
- Keeps your 2021 Chevrolet Camaro engine clean – The oil picks up dirt and dust particles and traps them in the oil filter. The filter keeps the oil clean and keeping debris and dirt from getting into the delicate parts of your engine.
- Keep Engine Performance: Your 2021 Camaro is a fast car. But if the engine components can’t move as they should, that robs you of horsepower.
- Keeps your engine cooler – The friction of the engine parts produces heat and any excessive heat can cause major damage to important parts of your engine. As oil flows around the engine heat is carried away to cooler parts, keeping no one part from getting too warm.
- Improves fuel efficiency – The slipperier the engine parts are, the less fuel is required to move them. This means the engine uses less and saves you money!
- Protects your warranty – Your warranty might not be valid if the manufacturer determines that a failure happened because you let your car out of oil. The cost of an oil change is a lot less than the cost of an engine!
As you can see, your engine is missing out on many benefits if you don’t change your Camaro car oil regularly. A few dollars spent on an oil change is a simple way to protect your investment.
If you live in the Metropolitan Fresno area, visit Sanger Chevrolet Buick GMC, the Metropolitan Fresno Chevrolet experts. Proudly serving Sanger, Clovis, Fresno, and surrounding communities, their online booking service makes getting your Camaro’s oil change easy!