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  • The Chevrolet Equinox has an oil change interval of every 3 months or 3,000 miles. The oil life system should also be reset when getting an oil change.
  • The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox has an engine oil capacity of 4.7 liters or 5 quarts, including the oil filter. Ideally, the engine oil grade for the 2011 Equinox is SEO20 with a viscosity of 5W-30.
  • If the Chevrolet Equinox is driven under extremely cold temperatures, the automaker recommends that you use a SAE 0W-30 engine oil instead.

Your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile compact SUV, but it will require some TLC to keep it running in tip-top shape. Make sure you stick to its oil maintenance schedule. Find out what you should look out for when getting an oil change for your 2011 Chevy Equinox, from how often to do it to its oil capacity and the best type of oil to use in it.

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Your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile compact SUV, but it will require some TLC to keep it running in tip-top shape. Image source: Chevrolet Pressroom.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Trims

  • 2LT
  • LS
  • LT
  • LTZ

Note:  Note: The maintenance schedule described in this article is specifically for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 2.4L. Maintenance tasks and schedules can vary between different engines/trims. Refer to your vehicle’s service manual for complete information on the scheduled maintenance recommended by the manufacturer.

Oil Change Interval for 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

You can always refer to your 2011 Chevy Equinox’s service manual for the ideal oil change interval information. Chevrolet recommends that an oil change be performed every 3 months or 3,000 miles. The oil life system should also be reset when getting an oil change.

Engine oil can last up to a year without needing a replacement, provided that the Chevy is driven under the best conditions. If a “change oil soon” message pops up on the dashboard, it’s best to change the oil within the next 1,000 km.

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Oil Capacity and Type

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox has an engine oil capacity of 4.7 liters or 5 quarts, including the oil filter. Ideally, the engine oil grade for the 2011 Equinox is SEO20 with a viscosity of 5W-30.

Chevrolet also recommends that the engine oil to be used should pass the dexos certification mark. In circumstances where the vehicle is operated under extremely cold temperatures, the automaker recommends that an SAE 0W-30 engine oil be used instead.

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Other Notes About Changing Oil

Getting an oil change basically keeps the engine clean because it helps remove the dirt that has built up over time. It also keeps your engine running smoothly by preventing sludge from forming.

It’s also important to stick to other maintenance tasks that your Equinox requires. Doing so can help you get the most out of your daily driver. For basic tasks, such as getting an oil change, you’ll be saving a couple of bucks down the road if you know how to do it yourself. But if you’re not familiar with how the process works, you can always get the job done at an auto repair shop near you.

Get a Replacement Oil Filter that Fits Your Chevrolet Equinox

If you learn that the oil filter has failed during your Equinox’s oil change, replace it as early as possible. A bad filter can cause engine problems, which are severe and expensive to fix. Let CarParts.com make your life easier by delivering a new oil filter that’s compatible with your Equinox.

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At CarParts.com, we ensure you can get a suitable oil filter for your SUV. Put your Equinox’s year, make, model, and engine in our website’s vehicle selector, and browse the search results for a part with the correct fit. Ordering the product takes only several taps on your mobile phone, and our secure website makes online shopping fast and safe. Do you have questions about our oil filters, such as their fitment and price tag? Our friendly customer service team is always on hand to help you find the best part for your SUV.

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