Chevy Volt Oil Capacity


chevrolet volt oil capacity and change

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The GM oil life monitors use a few criteria, including mileage, time, and engine temperature. Generally, the car hits 7,500 miles or one year has passed, the oil life will go to zero, indicating it should be changed. With the Volt, the oil reminder calendar can go up to two years before dropping to zero and prompting you to change it.

Even with an extended-range electric car or plug-in hybrid powered by an electric motor, I still wouldn’t want to go more than a year without an oil change. The Northeast’s varying temperatures and traffic conditions are tough on any engine — even one that doesn’t run very often.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Chevy Volt oil capacity and oil change interval

chevy volt oil change

Engine Oil capacity/filter capacity Oil type (viscosity) Oil change interval
LUU 3.5 L (3.7 US Quarts) 5W-30 7 500 miles / 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Chevrolet Volt 2010-2015

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 10 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Volt
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown; Helps to fight volatility burn-off to minimize engine deposits and exhaust emissions
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    For cars with over 75,000 miles; Helps prevent catalytic converter and emission system failure
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks; Extra wear protection helps prevent future engine wear
    $17.47

 

2016 2017 2018 2019 Chevrolet Volt oil capacity

chevrolet volt oil capacity and change

Engine Oil capacity / filter capacity Oil type (viscosity) Oil change intervals
L3A 4 L (4.23 US Quarts)

0W-20

5W-20

7 500 miles / Change 12 months

How to do an oil change in Chevy Volt 2016-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Volt
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil, SN Plus, 5W-20, 5 Quart
    Full-synthetic motor oil (5W-20, 5 quart); formulated for longer drain intervals; High resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown
    $22.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03100 GTX High Mileage 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    For cars with over 75,000 miles; Helps prevent catalytic converter and emission system failure
    $18.08
    Bestseller No. 3
    Pennzoil High Mileage Conventional 5W-20 Motor Oil for Vehicles Over 75K Miles (5-Quart, Single-Pack)
    Engineered for older vehicles that have accumulated over 75,000 miles
    $17.67

General Motors’ patented oil-life monitoring system, found on most of the vehicles it has produced in the last eight or ten years, automatically measures variables like engine cycles, crankcase temperature and oil age to determine when a trip to the local Jiffy Lube is due. As most drivers know, the oil loses its lubricating properties and friction-reducing components gradually over time, and you thus need to replace the slick substance every X thousand miles.

In the case of the Chevrolet Volt, a vehicle that may, in the hands of a short-commute driver, only occasionally fire up its engine, oil change interval could be extended to a max of two years.

Of course, extended oil change intervals reduce a vehicle’s operating costs and that’s one of the major selling points for a vehicle such as the Volt. GM is not implying that all Volt owners will get a warning chime from the oil-life monitoring system every 24 months, but it seems likely that most drivers of the Chevy’s plug-in will see longer-than-usual intervals between lubes.

Last update on 2019-12-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Dan Hoffman

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