Oil Changes for 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 Captiva Sport’s oil should be changed according to Chevrolet’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Captiva Sport may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Chevrolet if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Chevrolet Captiva Sport. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Chevrolet Captiva Sport?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 Captiva Sport. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Captiva Sport's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Captiva Sport by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Captiva Sport engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Chevrolet Captiva Sport oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Chevrolet's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Captiva Sport

The next time your Chevrolet Captiva Sport needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Chevrolet Captiva Sports. 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 Captiva Sport oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Captiva Sport's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Chevrolet Captiva Sport? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Chevrolet Captiva Sport engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet Captiva Sport oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Captiva Sport exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Help your 2012 Captiva Sport engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!