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Old 02-23-2014, 10:11 PM   #35
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I work for a local Buick/GMC dealer here in South Florida. I am their Internal Service Advisor (deal with used and new cars...very limited dealing with public). While GM does state to the dealership that the oil life needs to be below 15% or 1 year since it was done, get to know your advisor. If they know you, they can work around the 15%. By the way, this is the same with a lot of manufacturers. I was at a Honda dealership before (yuck) and it was policy...20% less or 1 year for them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:57 PM   #36
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I work for a local Buick/GMC dealer here in South Florida. I am their Internal Service Advisor (deal with used and new cars...very limited dealing with public). While GM does state to the dealership that the oil life needs to be below 15% or 1 year since it was done, get to know your advisor. If they know you, they can work around the 15%. By the way, this is the same with a lot of manufacturers. I was at a Honda dealership before (yuck) and it was policy...20% less or 1 year for them.
Well that's what I figured, all they would do is say oh yeah, it's at 15% alright.... But no. That would have been much too simple. I even bought the damn thing there. I'll just start going to a different dealer for service.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:59 PM   #37
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Some brilliant engineers came up with those oil requirements. Do you really think GM would try to kill your car by saying the oil would last that long? You don't require an oil change that early.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:38 PM   #38
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Some brilliant engineers came up with those oil requirements. Do you really think GM would try to kill your car by saying the oil would last that long? You don't require an oil change that early.
Those same brilliant engineers said to change it after a year. It had been a year. The Olm doesn't take into account age.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:59 AM   #39
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Change your oil yourself and don't reset the indicator. Then when it hits 15, go to the dealer for your free one
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:04 PM   #40
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when I worked at NASA the guys in the QC Lab would o my change bier oil after looking for particles I. it under a microscope the days of the 3000 mile oil change are gone you can go 10000 miles on the higher quality oils. I have to elite. the 3000 mile number was developed by the oil manufactures and the auto industry to generate revenue
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #41
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the truth is your 1st oil change will have the most amount of garbage in the oil. I'd sure like to change mine around 2k or 3k then not so much a big deal.

If you want it done more often, change it at 50% yourself (or pay) but don't reset the oil life... then have dealer do it at 0%.

I don't even like to have my oil changed... had 2 oil plugs stripped at shops.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:54 PM   #42
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Yeah it was the first change, thats why I wanted it done realatively early
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:39 PM   #43
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had the oil changed in my 2014 ls at 2000 miles, dealer gave me no grief at all.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #44
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I have a 2014 Equinox and the dealer told me there are basically 4 oil changes that I can spread out as I see fit. Maybe you need to find a nicer dealer.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:34 PM   #45
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Oil monitoring or not, I performed the oil change myself at 1500 miles with a change over to full synthetic and installed a magnetic plug. Since then I follow the regular intervals but since it is not the DEXOS blended oil running in her I feel more comfortable going the extra mileage with full synthetic. I also poor in 4 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil as I always have since my first new car in '92.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:48 PM   #46
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oil change

I told the dealer that I was not waiting on changing my oil longer than 4,000 miles. They change it no questions asked! If I were you I would just tell the same or go to another dealer.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:47 AM   #47
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I read this whole thread, complaints about changing oil for free?? what's next the car payment is too low? holy hell, feeling a little entitlement? in every case you're all getting a free oil change its just when.. Free its Free\\ end of rant
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I bought 2 new vehicles in the past year, a 14 GMC Acadia, and the 14 Camaro, both from different dealerships, and both allowed me to change the first oil a little over 5000, and then every 6000 after that. All covered under the plan. I have had my Acadia changed 3 times (19k+ miles), and I am setting up my next change for my camaro (11k+). Neither are or were below 15%. In fact, the Acadia dealership put it on my window sticker for the next oil change at the 6000 mile mark.
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when I worked at NASA the guys in the QC Lab would o my change bier oil after looking for particles I. it under a microscope the days of the 3000 mile oil change are gone you can go 10000 miles on the higher quality oils. I have to elite. the 3000 mile number was developed by the oil manufactures and the auto industry to generate revenue

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Old 07-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #50
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It's certainly the dealer. I had mine changed @ roughly 2400. Wanted it done early since it was the first. They mentioned the 20% number but said they'd do the change anyway. No issues.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #51
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do they even put in pure synthetic? I bet they put in the dexos stuff as full synthetic isn't required on these cars.
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