That being said if you change your oil anywhere between 3000 - whatever the monitor states your engine will outlive your ownership period. You can get your car truck or van serviced at Taskers and still maintain your factory warranty. I was getting my oil changed at the dealership, of course they said nothing about the oil level! In my personal opinion I always use Synthetic which has a better longevity than standard oil. I had no signs of a leak where I parked, no smoke, no smell, nothing. I start looking up online and I find out all about this consumption crap. Whenever I park in the sun, I always get a sign on my dashboard about my service stability track. I noticed the check engine light was on.
I am somewhat confused about oil change frequency, as I have read different things in different places. The last oil change was at 81,843 miles, so all the oil in the car had been consumed after driving 5,141 miles. Mileage, speed of miles and how much idle factor in. Cars and oils have changed a lot in the last 40 years. It does not have a clue about the quality of the oil. .
Also, what are the standard mileage points to have maintenance done, and what is the general cost of those? Now I am a woman 60 year old and I am fricken pissed as all hell now. Unless you drive a lot of short trips, under 10 miles. A few months after purchasing my car as I was driving to work my check engine light came on. Now I go to Auto Zone and buy an ignition switch. Now working on 2 but it was purchased used so no decent baseline. He says no, it was gone.
Then again it could actually do some measurements. You will need to remove the old regulator, and install the new switch before replacing the door and door handle. You don't have to go to Carlsbad or Escondido to get your Chevrolet Equinox Scheduled Maintenance. Fast forward to a few days ago, driving my car and all of a sudden it completely stopped in the middle of the road!! I get antsy when I hit 7k between changes, and my oil life monitor never went much below 50% oil life before I changed it. However majority of owners never make it to 200k or even 150k or really 100k miles in their ownership period anyway. I was not really concerned, kind of shrugged it off.
I understand cars have come a long way since then and waiting longer intervals between oil changes seems to be common. An engine is no different. They also found no leak and can't figure out the reason for this excess oil consumption. The only reason I knew it was a problem was from taking my car in to get an oil change and shortly after my car stopping and jerking and making noises that began getting louder. I now have 182,000 miles on this engine.
Push it up and out of the way so the glove box can open to its full extent. I told them of my problems with the oil consumption and they told me that it was 2-3 quarts low on oil. I have it towed to the Honda Dealer that I bought the car but they suggested I have it towed to our local Chevy Dealer. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The car did not sound right and engine was making a ticking noise. To remove the radio from the equinox, you first have to remvoe the bezel from around the head unit. I'm taking it in so i can have documentation that it is off the stick.
The company that did my engine said it's not anything they did so they suggested letting Chevy dealer take it from there. It does not mean bad, just different. Behind the bottom of the glove box door is a hinge the glove box uses to swivel forwards and backwards. We'd noticed the oil consumption but we thought little about it at the time. His rude comments came from the inside being dirty. He said the car should have been making one hell of a noise, I said no, he said well I find that hard to believe.
For over 40 years I have changed oil every 3,000 miles on any car I have ever owned. Again they replaced timing chain, gaskets and gasket kits. Pretty sure it was to shorten the oil change frequency. Again car is running rough and engine sounds terrible. Regular oil changes are necessary to remove oil that has collected contaminants and replace it with fresh oil. I did not even have it 30 days before it stopped working nor did I know this was a problem with this vehicle. The car kept wanting to stall.