GM's Oil Life System and Simplified Vehicle Maintenance Saves Consumers Time & Money
Simply visit Jeff Gordon's Certified Service Lane for an oil change service when your oil life monitor appears on your driver’ information panel and you won't have to worry about how many miles you have driven. Basically, when the light comes on you bring the vehicle in for maintenance and the technician can perform an oil change along with other necessary maintenance items such as checking belts, rotating tires and changing the air filter. Since the system must be reset to work properly and many of the required maintenance services can be complex, GM recommends taking GMOLS-equipped vehicles to the experts at Jeff Gordon's Certified Service Lane.
Consumers should check their owner's manual to determine if their GM vehicle has GMOLS. If it does, a Certified technician can service and reset the system at the vehicle's next oil change. If it doesn't, they should follow the oil change recommendations listed in their owner's manual. The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year even if the GMOLS indicator does not come on.
Equipped with the GM Oil Life System, the average GM vehicle typically needs oil changes half as often as the 3,000 mile recommendation. Based on driving 15,000 miles per year, this could mean between two to three less oil changes annually. If used as intended by all drivers of GM vehicles equipped with the system in the U.S., that would equal more than 100 million fewer gallons of motor oil would be consumed annually, compared to the 3,000 mile interval.