2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Oil Change

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 Avalanche’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Avalanche in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Avalanche may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet Avalanche. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet Avalanche Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Avalanche. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Avalanche’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Avalanche by considering your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? We carry the best because your Avalanche deserves the best. Consult Chevrolet's recommendations to select the right  2012 Avalanche oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Avalanche

When it's time for a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Avalanches. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 Avalanche oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Avalanche's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

  • What can low oil do to my Chevrolet Avalanche engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Chevrolet Avalanche engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Avalanche oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Avalanche spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Chevrolet Avalanche Oil Changed

Help your 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.