Here is a table for the 2012 Chevy Silverado Engine Models with their recommended oil type and oil capacity (with filter):
|Engine Model||Oil Type||Oil Capacity with Filter (quarts/liters)|
|4.3L V6||5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|4.8L V8||5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|5.3L V8||5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|6.0L V8 (Gas)||5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||6 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|6.0L V8 (CNG)||15W-40 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||8 quarts / 7.6 liters|
|6.2L V8||5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1®||8 quarts / 7.6 liters|
|6.6L Duramax Diesel V8||15W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Oil or DEXOS1®||10 quarts / 9.5 liters|
- 1 What kind of oil does a 2012 Chevy Silverado take?
- 2 How often do you change the oil on a 2012 Chevy Silverado?
- 3 How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2012 Chevy Silverado in the US?
- 4 What are the signs of an oil change in the 2012 Chevy Silverado?
- 5 2012 Chevy Silverado Oil Change (Video)
What kind of oil does a 2012 Chevy Silverado take?
The 2012 Chevy Silverado takes different types of oil depending on the engine model. The manufacturer recommends using either 5W-30 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1® for most of the gas engines, 15W-40 Synthetic Blend or DEXOS1® for the 6.0L V8 (CNG), and 15W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Oil or DEXOS1® for the 6.6L Duramax Diesel V8.
When it comes to oil brands, there are many suitable options available. Some popular brands that meet the manufacturer’s specifications include Mobil 1, Pennzoil, Valvoline, Royal Purple, and Castrol.
To perform a full oil change on a 2012 Chevy Silverado, you will typically need between 6 and 10 quarts (5.7 to 9.5 liters) of oil, depending on the specific engine model and whether or not you’re changing the oil filter as well.
How often do you change the oil on a 2012 Chevy Silverado?
According to professional mechanics, the recommended oil change interval for a 2012 Chevy Silverado is typically every 5,000 to 7,500 miles (8,000 to 12,000 kilometers) under normal driving conditions. However, if you frequently subject your vehicle to severe driving conditions such as extreme temperatures, dusty or dirty environments, heavy loads or towing, it may be necessary to change your oil more frequently, perhaps every 3,000 to 5,000 miles (4,800 to 8,000 kilometers).
How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2012 Chevy Silverado in the US?
The cost of an oil change for a 2012 Chevy Silverado can vary depending on several factors such as location, the type of oil used, and labor costs. However, on average, you can expect to pay between $50 and $100 for a standard oil change that includes oil and filter replacement.
What are the signs of an oil change in the 2012 Chevy Silverado?
In addition to paying attention to the mileage, there are several signs that may indicate it’s time for an oil change in a 2012 Chevy Silverado. Here are some things to look out for:
- Dark, Dirty Oil: Check your engine oil by pulling the dipstick out and examining the color and consistency of the oil. If it appears dark or dirty, it may be time to change it.
- Engine Noise: If you hear unusual engine noises such as knocking, ticking, or rumbling, it could be a sign that your oil needs to be changed.
- Poor Fuel Economy: Old, dirty oil can cause your engine to work harder than necessary, which can result in decreased fuel economy.
- Oil Smell: If you detect a strong odor of burning oil coming from your engine, it may be time for an oil change.
- Warning Lights: If your vehicle’s oil pressure warning light comes on, it could be a sign of low oil or poor oil circulation. In this case, you should check your oil level and condition, and schedule an oil change if needed.