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2013 Cadillac ATS: Oil Change Needed

December 11, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Over a recent holiday weekend, I took our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS up and down the state of California, to visit family in Temecula and Nevada City. About halfway through the 1,200-mile road trip, the "Change Engine Oil Soon" message lit up, so I investigated.

2013 Cadillac ATS

The oil life indicator on the ATS said oil life was still at 5 percent so I wasn't worried, but I checked the oil anyway.

2013 Cadillac ATS

The oil level was fine and while it was a bit dirty, it definitely didn't need an emergency roadside change. So I shut the hood and finished the road trip with a clean conscience. Now that the ATS is back at home in Los Angeles, we'll schedule our next service visit.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 19,499 miles


  • pezzy669 pezzy669 Posts:

    Without having to look back can you please enlighten us how many miles are on this oil change, and why was that not mentioned without asking? No wonder this blog is a ghost town.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I'd be surprised if the indicator only came on when an emergency change was immediately required. Ideally, it will give you enough warning to schedule an appointment.

  • mieden mieden Posts:

    Whats an emergency oil change?

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