Which Motor Oil Should You Use for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck in Dixon, IL?

Which Motor Oil Should You Use for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck in Dixon, IL?

To keep your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra performing at its peak, you’ll have to regularly change its oil. And since motor oil comes in a wide variety of grades and formulations, it’s crucial to choose the right type for your General Motors pickup. Here’s a guide to help you choose which oil is the right fit for your Chevy or GMC truck.

Types of oil

There are two main types of oil: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is more affordable, but it breaks down more quickly — and it isn’t suited to very high heat. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is purer and lasts longer, but costs more than conventional oil does because it’s been specially engineered.

Oil is categorized by varying grades of viscosity, such as 10W-30 and 10W-40. The number with the W refers to the oil’s viscosity in the winter at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The second number is the oil’s viscosity at high temperatures. Lower numbers equal thinner oil.  For instance, a 5W-30 oil will be thinner in the winter than 10W-30. Similarly, 10W-30 will be thinner than 10W-40 at high temperatures.

Making the right choice for your truck

If you’re on a budget and only use your truck for light or moderate tasks, consider conventional oil or a synthetic-conventional blend. However, if you regularly tow or haul heavy loads, or drive your truck long distances frequently, conventional oil isn’t up to the job. Invest in synthetic oil to ensure maximum protection for your truck’s powertrain.

Seasonal temperatures also impact which oil is right for your truck. During the winter, consider a formulation with a low winter viscosity, so it can freely circulate through the engine. On the other hand, in the summer, reach for oil that stays thick in the heat, since overly thin oil won’t do a good job lubricating the powertrain.

No matter which you choose, always be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations when picking oil for your vehicle. We’ll help you make the right choice when you bring your car in for an oil change at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois.

2022 Chevy Suburban Updates

2022 Chevrolet Suburban | Dixon, IL

The 2022 Chevrolet Suburban received some major updates for the latest model year. With new colors, additional connectivity features, and increased V8 availability, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban offers even more family-friendly capability.

More Power For Your Daily Drive

Want more towing power and energized performance? The 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 is now available at the RST, Z71 and Premier trim levels. And if you’re looking to refine your ride, you can enjoy standard Magnetic Ride Control on the Premier and High Country trims, or opt for it on the Z71. On top of that, the Suburban now offers an electronic limited-slip differential to boost traction under slippery conditions.

High-Tech Convenience

The new Suburban offers even more ways to help you stay connected on the go. On the LT trim level and above, you’ll find a 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable digital instrument cluster, along with 13 available camera views — including a transparent trailer view to help you see what’s going on behind your cargo.

And in addition to smartphone connectivity, the Suburban now offers Google integration. This enables you to enjoy on-the-go access to Google Maps, Google Assistant, and a selection of apps, which you can download from Google Play.

Express Yourself

For the latest model year, the 2022 Chevrolet Suburban offers three eye-catching new colors: Auburn Metallic, Evergreen Gray Metallic, and Dark Ash Metallic.

Drive home in the latest Chevrolet Suburban from Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois.

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Debut Reveals Many Off-Road Enhancements

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Dixon, IL

Looking for a truck that can conquer the toughest trails and handle the most rugged working conditions in Dixon? Check out the first-ever Chevrolet Silverado ZR2: It adds even more off-roading features to this American classic.

There’s no compromising when you choose the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. This capable truck unites convenient technology, interior comfort, and adventure-ready capability. It’s the first Silverado to ever sport Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, and its enhanced suspension system allows it to be equally fit for cruising down the highway or climbing up steep embankments in Illinois.

Its specially tuned off-road chassis and unique skid plate package make overcoming rough terrain a breeze. And thanks to its custom front bumper made of steel, you can enjoy additional ground clearance, impressive approach angles, and even more durability than other Silverado models offer. Plus, new Terrain Mode allows you to tackle one-pedal rock crawling. On top of all that, its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine enables it to tow up to 8,900 pounds or haul a maximum of 1,440 pounds.

The ZR2 version also boasts good looks to go along with its impressive capabilities. It rides on 33-inch off-road tires, sports an exclusive grille with integrated lighting, and dons custom badging.

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will arrive in the spring of 2022 at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois. Contact us to learn more about this thrilling new truck and to order yours.

Chevy Multi-Flex Tailgate Will Be Available on 2022 Silverado HD in Dixon, IL

2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet has announced that the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will offer the automaker’s innovative Multi-Flex Tailgate. This must-have feature has six configurations to accommodate a range of cargo transportation needs and to make bed access easier. The 2022 Silverado HD is coming this summer to Ken Nelson Chevrolet, and here’s what you can expect.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate has both an inner gate and an outer gate that you can adjust for different tasks. For instance, with the primary gate load stop, the outer gate lays flat and a load stop flips up, giving your bed extra length. The inner gate also has a load stop, keeping long items stacked on top of others in place.

Multi-Flex also lets you fold the inner gate down flat so you can get closer to the cargo in the bed, or you can convert the folded inner gate into a full-width step. The inner gate can even convert into a flat work surface, so you can use a computer with the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot or have an on-the-go tool bench.

In addition to the Multi-Flex Tailgate, you can get the available Power Up/Down tailgate option on the LT, LTZ, or High Country trims of the Silverado HD.

Previously, the Multi-Flex tailgate has only been offered on the Silverado 1500, which we also have at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. For pickup truck drivers who need the robust towing and hauling performance of the Silverado HD here in Dixon, Illinois, this is great news. Buy your Silverado 1500 or Silverado HD here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.

Chevy’s Electric Silverado Promises Long Range, Huge Capabilities

Silverado Logo | Dixon, IL

Get ready for a Chevrolet Silverado that scales new heights of performance, capability, and efficiency. Whether you’re at work or at play in Dixon, Illinois, the upcoming electric Silverado is sure to exceed your expectations for what a truck can do.

Chevy hasn’t released details about the electric Silverado yet, but we have some pretty good guesses about what it will offer. Battery-powered trucks can deliver huge amounts of horsepower, torque, and towing capability, and we expect the electric Silverado to excel in these areas.

The electric Silverado will also offer substantial driving range — more than 400 miles on a single charge, according to a recent Chevy announcement. With this such freedom, you won’t need to worry about taking long, inconvenient charging breaks or running out of juice in the middle of a job.

In its electric form, this truck should offer all of the same features that you know and love from the gas-powered Silverado. With highlights like the high-strength Durabed and Multi-Flex Tailgate, 15 available trailering camera views, and all the latest safety and infotainment tech, the electric Silverado will deliver top-of-the-line quality and value.

We do know for sure that the electric Silverado will be built right here in the United States. The truck itself will be manufactured at the new Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan, and it will be powered by Ultium batteries made in Ohio. That’s not far from our great state of Illinois!

Here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, we can’t wait to welcome the electric Silverado. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details come out on this exciting new truck. In the meantime, you can find plenty of used Silverado trucks in stock now in our inventory.