Oil Change and filter

Tiny
DB9CHGO
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  • 2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 3,200 MILES
Bought my 2010 Equinox in late December. Just drove from VA to FL. Mileage is just over 3K now. In the past, I changed oil every 3K regardless of city or highway miles. 12K is the recommend mileage for he oil change. I was going to have the oil changed. At what mileage intervals do you suggest oil chnages for my 2010 Equinox. Thanks!
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 AT 10:17 AM

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Tiny
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Stick wit the 3k you started with. But if you use full synth, you could up to 5-6k (castrol). Here are the steps to change the oil with diagrams below to show you on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

ENGINE OIL TYPE

Look for three things:

1. Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M.

2. Oils meeting these requirements should also have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). You should look for this information on the oil container

3. All temperatures above -20 F (-29 C) SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 10W-40, SAE 20W-50, or any other viscosity grade not recommended.

NOTICE: Use only engine oil identified as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and showing the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty.

GM Goodwrench oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle.

If you are in an area of extreme cold, where the temperature falls below -20 F (-29 C), it is recommended that you use either an SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or an SAE 0W-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures.

ENGINE OIL ADDITIVES / ENGINE OIL FLUSHES

Do not add anything to your oil. The recommended oils with the starburst symbol that meet GM Standard GM6094M are all you will need for good performance and engine protection.

Engine oil system flushes are not recommended and could cause engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty.

Capacities

Engine Oil with Filter .................... 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters)

NOTE: All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level. Recheck fluid level after filling.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 4:15 AM

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