2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test


2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: First Scheduled Service

January 13, 2014

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

A few days ago, our 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray called for its first oil-change, something we were expecting right around the 7,500-mile mark.

We called Bunnin Chevrolet in Culver City, our closest Chevy dealer, and made an appointment for the following day. We needed to get this done before our road trip. By the time the next day rolled around, the oil-life remaining had dipped to zero and we were pretty pleased with our timing.

There was no wait and, with the exception of the service advisor asking if it was a V8 and then confirming that we did, in fact, want Mobil 1 (the recommended oil for hard-driving), everything went smoothly. They also told us about a service bulletin (#13384) that indicated some cars may have low differential fluid levels which could lead to axle noise/overheating. Ours was checked, determined to be slightly low and topped off.

The service took about 2 hours, including a wash, and cost us nothing thanks to Chevy's 2 years of free maintenance on the Stingray.

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 7,680 miles

Comments

  • Cool, free oil change vs $1000 with the Porsche.

  • The service advisor asked if it has a V8?!?!? Run away!

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    I'm a hard core Porschephile but the reality of free maintenance for two years is hard to ignore when you compare the running costs of a modern 911S. Especially when you consider how many folks lease these days. Kudos to Chevy/GM.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Well, let's see - Corvettes have had nothing but V8s since...'55? '56? And I think Mobil has had entire advertising campaigns built around the fact that all Corvettes come from the factory with Mobil 1. That's just scary...

  • jasond52 jasond52 Posts:

    I would of said it had the V6 and sit back and enjoy as they tried to figure it out...

  • dmclone1 dmclone1 Posts:

    I probably would have walked out as soon as they asked me if it was a V8.

  • opfreak opfreak Posts:

    sorry this is special i4 version.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    And I thought it was shameful when the person at the auto parts store asked what make my Miata was when I asked for an oil filter.

  • kevm14 kevm14 Posts:

    Corvette's started with the factory fill of Mobil 1 in 1992 with the introduction of the LT1. They did not include an oil cooler but with Mobil 1 and engine oil temp monitoring by the ECM, it was deemed an acceptable solution.

  • dgcamero dgcamero Posts:

    GM has really reduced their oil change intervals these days...

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