What oil can I use instead of Dexos?

Use of Substitute Engine Oils if dexos is unavailable: In the event that dexos-approved engine oil is not available at an oil change or for maintaining proper oil level, you may use substitute engine oil displaying the API Starburst symbol and of SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade.

Can you use regular oil instead of Dexos?

Can I use either? No! Even though many of the features are very similar, Dexos1 oils are designed for gasoline engines and Dexos2 for diesels. Due to the inherent differences in operations between gasoline and diesel engines, using the intended oil is of the highest importance.

What happens if you don't use Dexos approved oil?

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When GM says Dexos is “recommended” for 2011 and newer GM vehicles, it means that if you don't use Dexos, or a synthetic oil that meets Dexos specifications, your warranty could be voided if your engine suffers oil-related damage.


What is the difference between regular oil and Dexos?

Dexos® oils are formulated exclusively with synthetics or synthetic blends. Better antioxidant technology that keeps oil from oxidizing. Dexos® oils generally have a drain interval of up to 15,000 miles. Lower viscosity that holds up to engine combustion and heat better and longer than other oils on the market.

Is synthetic oil the same as Dexos?

Most synthetics are Dexos and there are non synthetics that are also Dexos certified. All things being equal, I think it is likely that high quality synthetics are superior to any "mineral" oils in terms of resisting heat breakdown and reducing wear.


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Is Dexos oil required?

What Is Dexos Oil? Most GM vehicles produced after 2011 require the dexos approved oil specification. You should use dexos approved oil for every GM engine product that calls for it.

Does Pennzoil have Dexos?

Therefore, every owner of the GM vehicles mentioned - new and old - should be pleased to learn that new, next-generation Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil is fully dexos1-approved in the popular SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade.

Is Castrol Edge Dexos approved?

Approved for GM dexos1. Castrol EDGE Professional with Fluid TITANIUM Technology provides superior motor oil strength for engines that work harder due to higher engine pressures, helping your vehicle maximize engine performance.

Is all Mobil 1 oil Dexos approved?

In addition, ExxonMobil announced that a number of its key products, including Mobil 1, are now officially dexos licensed worldwide. The new dexos licensed ExxonMobil products will meet the GM global engine oil specifications and will be designated by displaying dexos1 or dexos2 logos on the product labels.


Does Autozone sell Dexos oil?

STP Dexos Engine Oil Full Synthetic 0W-20 1 Quart.

What oil does GM use from the factory?

ACDelco GM OE dexos1 Full Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil is dexos1 approved. Recommended for use in cars and light trucks with gasoline and gasoline turbocharged engines where API SN and all prior specifications are required.

Is Dexos oil more expensive?

Dexos1 (the spec for gas-engined cars) costs about $5-$6 a quart, depending on where you buy (and depending on the label) vs. about $4 a quart for a high-quality non-synthetic such as Pennzoil. Most car engines need about 5 quarts at oil change, so you'll be paying about $5 more at each oil change.

Why is high mileage oil not Dexos approved?

The gmdexos approved list seems to agree. It may be the oil just doesn't meet the newer dexos1 2nd gen viscosity, oxidation, calcium, etc requirements. That or they didn't submit it for testing or it hasn't been approved yet.


Is Dexos 5W30 synthetic?

DEXOS 1 5W30 Full Synthetic Oil.

Is synthetic blend Dexos approved?

Synthetics or synthetic blends are the only ingredients used in Dexos oils. Oil is protected from oxidizing by better antioxidant technology. It is typical for Dexos oils to drain for up to 15,000 miles per unit. This oil holds up better to engine combustion and heat than other oils and is longer lasting.

Does Valvoline have Dexos?

Yes. Valvoline offers VFS and FSHM 0W-20 in all pack sizes. These products maintain GM dexos1 Gen2 approvals and are broadly distributed. In fact, Valvoline Installer Channels grew 0W-20 full synthetic volume during FY20.

Is Mobil Super 5000 Dexos approved?

Mobil Super Synthetic 5W30 is approved against General Motors dexos1™ under the license GB1C0124015. Mobil Super Synthetic 5W20, 5W30 and 10W30 are recommended for gasoline fueled automobiles and light duty trucks requiring an API SN, SM, SL or SJ. They meet ILSAC GF5 (Starburst Certification Symbol).


Is Pennzoil 5w30 Dexos?

Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil is licensed and meets the vehicle warranty requirements of GM's dexos 1 ™ Gen 2 specifications that are set forth to meet today's modern engine technologies.

What is the difference between Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra Platinum?

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What makes them different is the word “Ultra” which indicates the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum has an additive that improves engine performance and cleanliness at a higher level or race-level protection and performance.

Is Mobil special Dexos approved?

We offer a wide selection of Mobil™ 5W-30 viscosity motor oils, including products designed for high mileage vehicles, trucks and SUVs, and for those of you looking for an extended drain motor oil. Many of our 5W-30 oil carry the dexos®1 approval specified for General Motors vehicles.

Is Castrol High Mileage Dexos approved?

In addition, Castrol EDGE High Mileage, in the 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 grade, is approved by General Motors for dexos® 1 Gen 2 applications.


What oil does Chevy use?

From conventional to full synthetic, your Chevrolet Certified Service experts offer a range of oil types, including ACDelco Conventional Oil, ACDelco dexos1TM Full Synthetic, and Mobil 1TM Full Synthetic. Ask the experts which grade of oil you should use for your specific Chevrolet model.

Does GM recommend synthetic oil?

The oil used in your new Chevy's engine is new as well. The oil is dexos 1 and according to Jim Glover Chevrolet's Parts Director Kaelen Knight, “The new GM recommended oil is a blend of synthetic and conventional oil and is a higher grade than oils previously recommended for use in Chevrolet products.”
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