Here’s a table for 2020 Chevy Equinox Engine Models:
|Engine Model||Oil Type||Oil Capacity with Filter (quarts/liters)|
|1.5L turbo||Dexos1 Gen 2 0W-20||4.0 quarts / 3.8 liters|
|2.0L turbo||Dexos1 Gen 2 5W-30||6.0 quarts / 5.7 liters|
|1.6L diesel||Dexos2 0W-20||6.1 quarts / 5.8 liters|
What kind of oil does a 2020 Chevy Equinox take?
The manufacturer recommends using the approved oil viscosity grade and meeting the Dexos specification for your particular engine model.
As for suitable oil brands, there are many options available that meet the Dexos specifications, including but not limited to:
- Mobil 1
- Pennzoil Platinum
- Royal Purple
- Castrol EDGE
To complete a full oil change, you will need the following amounts of oil for each engine model:
- 1.5L turbo engine: 4.0 quarts / 3.8 liters
- 2.0L turbo engine: 6.0 quarts / 5.7 liters
- 1.6L diesel engine: 6.1 quarts / 5.8 liters
How often do you change the oil on a 2020 Chevy Equinox?
The recommended oil change interval for a 2020 Chevy Equinox varies depending on the engine model and driving conditions. Generally, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for oil changes, which can be found in the owner’s manual.
For most driving conditions, Chevrolet recommends changing the oil and filter every 7,500 miles or 12 months for the 1.5L and 2.0L turbo engines. For the 1.6L diesel engine, the recommended oil change interval is every 10,000 miles or 12 months.
How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2020 Chevy Equinox in the US?
The cost of an oil change for a 2020 Chevy Equinox in the United States can vary based on several factors, including location, the type of oil and filter you choose, and whether you have the oil change performed at a dealership or an independent mechanic.
On average, the cost of a conventional oil change with a standard filter can range from $30 to $50. If you opt for a synthetic oil change with a higher-end filter, the cost can range from $50 to $100 or more.
If you have the oil change done at a dealership, you may pay a slightly higher price due to labor costs and any additional services that are recommended or required during the visit. However, dealerships typically use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts and fluids, which can be reassuring for some vehicle owners.
What are the signs of an oil change in the 2020 Chevy Equinox?
Aside from following the recommended oil change interval based on mileage or time, there are several signs to look out for that may indicate it’s time for an oil change in your 2020 Chevy Equinox. Here are some common signs:
- Dashboard warning light: If the oil pressure or oil change warning light illuminates on your dashboard, it’s important to address the issue promptly and have your oil checked and/or changed.
- Engine sounds louder or rougher than usual: If you notice unusual engine noise or a rough running engine, it could be a sign that the oil is dirty or low and needs to be changed.
- Dark, dirty oil: Check the oil level and condition using the dipstick under the hood. If the oil appears dark, gritty, or has a burnt smell, it’s likely time for an oil change.
- Poor fuel economy: Dirty or old oil can cause your engine to work harder, reducing fuel efficiency and causing you to make more frequent trips to the gas station.
- Excessive exhaust smoke: If you notice increased exhaust smoke, particularly thick and blueish-white smoke, it could be a sign of burning oil caused by dirty or low oil levels.