Best Oil for Chevy Silverado 1500

2023 Chevy Silverado 1500

Every Chevy Silverado 1500 with an internal combustion engine requires the correct engine oil to function correctly. Motor oil prevents friction, overheating, wear, and permanent damage to your pickup truck if you don’t change your oil. That’s why Chevy Silverado 1500 oil changes at the recommended intervals are vital to your pickup truck’s performance and longevity.



Today’s Chevy pickup trucks have high-tech features, like an oil life system and modern engineering, to give you the most out of your daily drives, weekly errands, and weekend getaways to your favorite lake, beach, or camping spot. The best oil for a Chevy Silverado 1500 depends on the specific model, year, engine type, and trim level you have when driving on Lakeland and Valrico roads and highways.

Discover the best oil for a Chevy Silverado 1500 thanks to our comprehensive guide from Stingray Chevrolet. Then, stop by our place for an oil change if it’s time for your pickup’s regular maintenance.

What is the Best Oil for a Chevy Silverado 1500?

General Motors, the manufacturer of Chevrolet vehicles, recommends its ACDelco full synthetic brand of oil, called dexos1, for your Chevy Silverado 1500 oil type. The dexos1 oil meets Chevy’s strict requirements for keeping your engine in top condition for as long as you own your pickup truck. The best oil for a Chevy Silverado 1500 depends on the age and engine in your truck.

  • In general, the top Chevy Silverado 1500 oil type is SAE 0W-20 full synthetic motor oil from ACDelco’s dexos1 standard for the 5.3L and 6.2L engines.
  • For the smaller 2.7L TurboMax high-output engine, you’ll need SAE 5W-30 full synthetic oil.
  • If you choose the 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine, go with dexosD diesel engine oil, specially formulated for your Chevy Silverado 1500 truck.

Check with your owner’s manual or driver information screen to see what kind of oil Chevy recommends for your specific pickup truck. Our team will replace the oil with the right grade every time you bring your Chevy Silverado 1500 in for service. Again, we highly recommend full synthetic oil.

Synthetic vs. Conventional for Your Chevy Silverado 1500 Oil

You have a choice when you bring your pickup in for an oil change at Stingray Chevrolet. Your Chevy Silverado 1500 can take conventional (regular) oil or full synthetic oil. Our service team highly recommends full synthetic oil because it better suits your Chevy Silverado 1500 engine and the engine will stay in better condition for several years.

Full synthetic oil costs more upfront when you pay for an oil change. However, the oil change interval lasts longer with full synthetic oil. You’ll save even more money with full synthetic Chevy Silverado 1500 oil changes the longer you own your pickup!

  • You’ll need oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles for older vehicles using conventional oil
  • Full synthetic motor oil intervals are every 7,500 miles for your Chevy Silverado 1500

Again, you must look at your oil life system and your owner’s manual to see the right Chevy Silverado 1500 oil type. And remember, the diesel engine needs a different oil compared to gasoline engines.

How Much is a Chevy Silverado 1500 Oil Change?

You’ll save money over the long term with full synthetic oil since you have fewer oil changes in Brandon. For example, a conventional oil change costs $75 while full synthetic is $100. You’ll need two oil changes for conventional versus just one for full synthetic, meaning you’ll spend $150 versus $100 in the same time period. You’ll save $50 with full synthetic motor oil changes! Look over our service specials to see if you could save even more money on an oil change. We’ll have you in and out quickly with an oil change at Stingray Chevrolet.

Your individual costs will vary based on where you take your vehicle for oil and any oil change specials. These cost savings add up over time because your engine will also stay in better condition with full synthetic oil, giving you better gas mileage to lower fuel costs as well as keeping repair costs down.

Genuine Chevy parts, including dexos1 oil and an oil filter for a Chevy Silverado 1500 from ACDelco, are best for your pickup truck because the manufacturer specifically formulates the oil for its engines. Also, having the right Chevy Silverado 1500 oil type and ACDelco parts can help maintain your pickup truck’s warranty.

Get a Chevy Silverado 1500 Oil Change at Stingray Chevrolet

Contact us or call (813) 704-2102 for more details or if you have any questions about the best oil for a Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck. Our technicians are happy to help maintain your Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck to keep it in top condition! We also work on tires, batteries, brakes, transmissions, radiators, and more!


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