Oil Changes for 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

When to Change 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Chevrolet Cobalt’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Chevrolet recommends changing your 2010 Cobalt’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Cobalt may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Chevrolet recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Chevrolet Cobalt. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Chevrolet Cobalt Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Chevrolet Cobalt. Chevrolet has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2010 Cobalt. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Cobalt’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Cobalt by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Chevrolets

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Chevrolet? Your Cobalt engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, refer to Chevrolet's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Chevrolet Cobalt

When the time for your Cobalt’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cobalt’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cobalt today. 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.

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Chevrolet Cobalt motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Cobalt’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Chevrolet oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Chevrolet Cobalt exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2010 Cobalt

Help your 2010 Cobalt engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!