Equinox Oil Change Guide

2024 Chevy Equinox Redline Edition

Oil changes are a vital part of any vehicle maintenance plan, and customers from Puyallup to Tacoma visit us every day for fantastic service. But changing the oil in a Chevy Equinox can also be done from the comfort of your home. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, the team at Sunset Chevrolet can help you with all your home maintenance needs. Read our Equinox oil change guide below, and visit our parts department in Sumner to pick up supplies!



Why Change Your Oil at All?

Changing the oil in an Equinox is essential to maintaining the engine. Motor oil keeps all the moving parts lubricated while also absorbing the extra heat. Over time, dirt and debris start to contaminate the oil. The oil becomes thicker and darker, and it can’t flow through the engine effectively, leading to huge problems.

  • The engine will need to work harder, which results in greater wear and tear and poorer fuel economy.
  • The engine won’t be able to cool itself, leading to overheating and eventually complete engine failure.
  • Poor maintenance can void your warranty, making any damages even more expensive!

Steps for Changing the Oil in an Equinox

If you plan on changing the oil in an Equinox, you’ll want to stop by the parts department for supplies. Most Equinox models use a 5W-30 synthetic oil, but check your owner’s manual to be sure. And don’t forget to buy some oil filters! Once you’ve got your tools and supplies on hand, here are the basic steps you’ll need to follow:

  • Lift your Equinox and place it securely on jack stands.
  • Look underneath the vehicle for the oil plug.
  • Place a catch container under the plug.
  • Remove the plug and drain the engine oil completely.
  • Remove and replace the oil filter. Tighten by hand.
  • Put the oil plug back in place.
  • Add new oil using a funnel, and be careful not to overfill.
  • Use the dipstick to check your oil levels.
  • Lower your car to the ground, and enjoy your ride!

Get Expert Chevy Service at Sunset Chevrolet

No matter your Chevy service needs, the talented technicians at Sunset Chevrolet can help. You can visit our parts department to pick up a few bottles of motor oil, or if you’re pressed for time, you can easily schedule a service appointment online. Contact us with your questions!


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