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Jim Ellis Chevrolet Buick GMC's Service Department recommends
"GM's Oil Life System." General Motors vehicles equipped with the oil
life monitor will tell you when to change your oil - it's no longer necessary to change your oil every 3,000 miles!
know. Just like you, our grandfathers told our fathers who told us to
change the oil every 3,000 miles! However, the advanced technology on GM
vehicles today make changing the oil every 3,000 miles unnecessary and a
waste of oil, time, and money.
how do you tell when it's time to change your oil? Simple. When the
"Change Oil Light" comes on or at least once a year. This averages every
7,500 miles but can be more or less on your driving conditions and how
you drive your vehicle. Nowadays, if you own a Chevrolet Buick, GMC,
Pontiac, or Saturn with an oil life monitor and your dealer is telling
you to come in every 3,000 miles, then they must just be trying to get
more opportunities to sell you stuff, stuff you may or may not need!
said, Jim Ellis recommends that your bring your GM vehicle to us every
5,000 miles for an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and general
Maintenance I Service Package This
package is to be performed when the Change Oil light comes on or within
10 months since the vehicle was purchased. It is also used at the next
maintenance interval after Maintenance II has been performed.
Maintenance I includes: -Change the engine oil and filter and reset oil life system monitor. -Inspect engine air cleaner/filter - replace as needed. -Rotate tires and check inflation pressures and wear and inspect brake system. -Check engine coolant and washer fluids, ad as needed. -Perform any needed additional services.
Maintenance II Service Package This package is performed when the next service is due after Maintenance I: -All items included in Maintenance 1. -Inspect suspension and steering components and engine cooling system. -Inspect wiper blades, restraint system components, and throttle system -Lubricate body components.
who do we have performing these maintenance packages and repairs? At
Jim Ellis Chevrolet Buick GMC, you can trust our ASE Certified, GM
Certified, and GM "World Class" technicians. And you won't pay too much!
Jim Ellis Chevrolet Buick GMC's prices are competitive with those
"quickie" lube places. Give us a call and see for yourself.
Additional Services -Shuttle service to your home, business, or MARTA -For non-maintenance items, courtesy vehicles (by appointment). -Vehicle washing for a nominal charge. (Currently suspended due to water shortage.) -Secure night key drop box. -Nitrogen tire inflation program.
CHEVROLET & GMC COMMERCIAL TRUCK AND SMALL BUSINESS VEHICLE OWNERS: We
understand that every minute your vehicle is down, is a minute you are
not making money with it. Our Service Department has the equipment and
the techs to get you back on the road quickly, lifts that can raise your
truck or van without unloading, and some of the best diesel techs in
the business! Our commercial truck bays, six of them, were constructed
specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These six bays, in addition
to the 36 "regular" bays will assure that we'll get your truck in and
out as quickly as possible so you can get it back on the job making
Service Department News & Events
Oil Changes & The Oil Life System
Regular oil changes can help improve the performance and fuel economy of your Chevrolet car, truck or SUV. Certified Service technicians at your Chevrolet dealer are trained to understand how your vehicle uses its oil and how it monitors oil life. So an oil change from a Certified Service technician not only gives your great service, convenience, and a great price, but you also receive the added value of our expertise on the particular Chevrolet model you drive.
What's more, the Certified Service technicians at your Chevrolet dealer can provide a detailed vehicle inspection with oil change services, so you can be sure you get the most service value from each maintenance visit. Head down to Jim Ellis Chevrolet when it is time for your vehicle's next oil change.
Engine Oil Life System
Most Chevrolet vehicles are now equipped with Engine Oil Life System. This system actually senses your vehicle's speed and engine temperature and can continuously monitor operating conditions. This helps determine when it's time to change the oil.
This Oil Life System can actually monitor your personal driving habits and your area's climate conditions to let you know precisely when to come in for an oil change. When the OLS light comes on, you come in. It's that simple. It will help you save money and help reduce oil waste.
Your Certified Service technician will reset your Oil Life System after an oil change. If you would like to reset the system yourself, ask your technician how.
Stopping power is crucial to a safe and successful driving experience. So when you need new brakes or it's time for a brake inspection, visit Jim Ellis Chevrolet , where Certified Service experts understand your Chevrolet car, truck or SUV better than anyone. When maintenance as critical as brake service is required, why go anywhere else?
Certified Service experts can recommend quality brakes, like DuraStop components from ACDelco, and provide advice to help you get the most from your Chevrolet's safety features such as anti-lock brakes. Whether you need brake service or replacement, your Certified Service technician can help you get safely - and confidently - back on the road.
Are Your Brakes Signaling A Problem?
Sometimes, your Chevrolet vehicle's brakes will alert you when there is trouble. Whistling noises, chirping sounds, and grinding are indications that brake service is required. Here are some common causes of brake pedal pulsation and/or noise:
- Worn brake pads
-Heat-cracked or worn rotors
-Loose-fitting brake pads in the caliper
-Missing or damaged noise insulators
-Uneven torque of lug nuts or caliper hardware
Vehicles often come equipped with a small, thin piece of metal attached to the brake pad to act as a warning indicator when the pad material is getting low and the brake pads should be replaced. This device makes a chirping noise on brake application, letting you know it's time to have your brakes serviced.
WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED SATURN & PONTIAC SERVICE PROVIDER
Jim Ellis Chevrolet is a GM-authorized Saturn Pontiac service provider. That means we can service your Saturn or Pontiac for all warranty repairs and non-warranty issues as well. We carry the genuine GM Saturn and Pontiac parts you need to keep your Saturn or Pontiac car or SUV running smoothly for many years to come.