First Call for Service - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: First Call for Service

October 9, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

After piling on the miles in the first three months of ownership, our 2014 Silverado finally asked for its first service at just over 8,400 miles. At first glance, waiting that long to do the first oil change seems a bit harsh. It's not.

We've had some experience with GM's oil life monitoring systems and it turns out they're pretty accurate. We bought a Pontiac G8 GT with the 6.0-liter V8 and drove it 13,000 miles before the computer suggested an oil change. Then we sent the oil off to a testing lab for analysis. Turns out, the oil was fine.

We'll get our Silverado into our local dealer soon enough. After all, with its two years of free maintenance, an oil change isn't even going to cost us anything.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 8,421 miles

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