Miles on an Oil Change - Chevy HHR Network

Maintenance and Upkeep Discussion HHR maintenance tips ranging from oil change intervals to brake pads and everything in between.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-18-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
Thread Starter
goetylsd's Avatar
Join Date: 02-15-2010
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 1,708
Miles on an Oil Change

I'm curious: How many miles do you normally get out of an oil change if you're someone who listens to the DIC. I listen to my DIC for oil changes, and I regularly get 10,000+ miles using regular engine oil, not synthetic. I've gotten as high as 13,000 miles in the past. Is this normal?? I don't really mind myself, the more time between oil changes the less I spend on them. But is that many miles on an oil change hard on the engine? I don't want to cause any permanent damage? What do you usually get yourself?? I know I've heard you're supposed to change your oil at least once a year, but mine never lasts that long anyway because of the amount of driving I do.
goetylsd is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: 10-02-2010
Location: Port Huron, MI
Posts: 6,150
I try and go no more than 5,000 miles on an oil change. Yes it's been more before, but no more. And the full synthetic, you get what you pay for. It makes the motor last a lot longer in my opinion.
LawDog88 is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 07:00 AM   #3
Platinum Member
solman98's Avatar
Join Date: 07-17-2006
Location: Dallas, GA
Posts: 5,909
With my driving I average about 7000-7500 miles before I reach the 5% mark on the OLM.
solman98 is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: 01-10-2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 689
I go 15,000 a year on the same oil, changing the filter halfway through, using synthetic. DIC must be reset, but usually reads about 10% left at 7500 miles for me, which can be considered all stop & go traffic.
diskullman is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
Premium Member
jay loukakis's Avatar
Join Date: 10-21-2008
Location: hemet, calif.
Posts: 1,840
oil change

I change every 3000 miles and use Mobil 1 always have on all my cars in the past cheap insurance. I only put about 5000 miles a year since I retired 12 years a go.
jay loukakis is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #6
Join Date: 06-20-2008
Location: Chi-Towns burbs
Posts: 1,707
every 3 months or 3000 whichever comes first and fully synthetic since day 1
bartSS is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 05:19 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: 09-11-2007
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Posts: 1,371
I follow the manufacturers recommendations and DIC.. I'll get 8000-12000 when the DIC gets to about 10% using M1. I do lots of highway driving.
Old Lar is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: 04-30-2006
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
Posts: 9,203
about 8-9k on both HHRs, one has 90k other has 38k, both 2006; full synthetic since the first change
GDZHHR is online now  
Old 10-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: 07-09-2010
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 158
I'm still old school....every 3-4K and use NON synthetic.
Bilcar is offline  
Old 10-18-2010, 06:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: 08-10-2010
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 104
I have 4,000 miles on this oil change and the indicator shows 75%. I am going to change at 5,000 miles. Use Valvoline 10W-30 conventional oil.

Has anyone done an used oil analysis on their oil when the indicator shows less than 25%? Curious to know if the oil is okay.
farmer52 is offline  
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission Fluid change after 160,000 miles? aradmahogany Maintenance and Upkeep 4 07-27-2015 08:06 PM
Miles between transmission fluid change? Red Pepper HHR Maintenance and Upkeep 34 06-17-2013 10:39 PM
Miles on an oil change? acpantera SS Specific Service Issues/Repairs 29 04-01-2012 09:03 PM
2000 miles lovin it and oil change by 3000 Kev&Chers{SS} HHR SS 16 07-10-2010 09:26 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.