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When Should I Get My Oil Changed near Waukegan, IL?

Drivers have been getting their oil changed since the dawn of the first automobile. Still, with all of the services and procedures associated with vehicles today, it is very easy to forget that the sticker on the corner of your windshield has expired. That is exactly why we at Gillespie Ford are here to let you know that you might be overdue! If this is the case for you, give us a call at 847-281-5294 to schedule an appointment as soon as you get the chance. 

Why is an Oil Change Important?

There are several reasons why you should stay current with your oil changes. First and foremost, your current batch acts as a lubricant that makes sure the constantly-moving parts beneath the hood of your vehicle are working in tandem rather than against one another. It also acts as a cleaning agent, sweeping away all the dust, dirt, debris, and byproducts from your powertrain to make sure everything is pristine at all times. Unfortunately, after extended use, your viscosity depletes, which can cause your engine to overheat because the parts that were working together, are now grinding against one another. To prevent costly damage, we suggest that you stop by our location every 3,000 to 5,000 miles!

Warning Signs

If you aren’t positive of when to swing by, then there are a few things to be on the lookout for. First, you should always take a look at your Owner's Manual for a manufacturer's recommendation since all vehicles are different. Next, if you notice that your engine is a bit louder while you are driving, or you start to hear a knocking sound coming from under the sheet metal, then you probably need to get an oil change as soon as possible. Finally, when you start to smell oil entering your cabin through the vents, then that is the last straw! That means that your vehicle is officially overheating and oil is starting to burn in the exhaust area, which is dangerous for a multitude of reasons. 

Online Features

Before you hop into your vehicle and make your way down to our Service Department to participate in your oil change, it is important that you click on our Service dropdown to reveal how you can save some money. More often than not, we have a deal running on an oil change or wiper blade replacements which conveniently fall within the same time frame. This way, you won’t have to worry about making multiple trips to our location per year. After that is complete, you can make use of our Ask a Tech form to get in touch with our service specialists about any questions. Once we receive your submission, we will work tirelessly to respond. 

Have you recently asked yourself, “when should I get my oil changed near Waukegan, IL?” We at Gillespie Ford hope we have answered your question! Now, all that is left to do is stop by during our accommodating business hours.

 

When Should I Get My Oil Changed near Waukegan, IL?

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Testimonials

Excellent Service... Congenial personnel...

Molly
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were able to receive services immediately after entering service entrance. Personnel were there to answer questions. Service to car performed speedily, and upcoming services scheduled on the spot.

Great service excellent staff

Kelly
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service dept is the best always good excellent job . Never had a issue always on spot. Waiting room excellent and clean .

Great service

Gary
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Quick, courteous, thorough! Follow up on the work done and that our warranty would cover the repairs helped to ease our mind!

"Excellent Service !!!"

pennys246
DEALERRATER
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our experience with this dealership is always positive, whether it is the service portion, or the quality of their cars; it is always a pleasure to talk to a representative at this location. We ask questions, we get answers that make sense, and the quality of their workmanship is above reproach. We are completely satisfied after leaving their facility.

Wonderful Day

Robert
CARS
4-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My service went great and I bought a new mustang too ! Great day . Frank and Nate did a great job getting this deal done

Great Service-

Irvin
CARS
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Its always a great experience with your service Dept. Chris is awesome and believe he is truly an asset for Gillespie Ford, this is one of the reasons I have my vehicles serviced at Gillespie. Also the reason I have bought three vehicles in the past five years from your Gillespie.

What a day

Robert
EDMUNDS
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brought my Boss 302 in for an oil change and bought the Performance Blue GT 350 . I didn’t think the deal would go through but Frank and Nate got it done !

Total satisfaction

Daniel
CARS
3-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Totally satisfied with the entire experience. Would recommend having your car serviced @ GF. Again, a great experience and overall value for my car's maintenance.

Good service

Azucena
CARS
3-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good service and attention not long wait and good advice I will bring my car back for the next service

My experience leasing a vehicle from Gillespie Ford

Mary
EDMUNDS
3-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone I came in contact with within Gillespie Ford was very friendly and helpful. The salesman, Frank, was knowledgeable of the vehicle I was interested in, easy to talk to, and very friendly. He went out of his way to ensure that I knew how to operate the vehicle and ensured me that he would be more than happy to answer any questions I may have concerning the operation of the equipment on my vehicle & that I could phone him or stop by to see him at any time. I was very much at ease with him. All in all, it was a satisfactory situation for me.

Great service

Dan
CARS
3-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ease to schedule service. Service was fast. Service advisor was very friendly. All work was done as requested. I would recommend this dealership.

great dealership.

Alex
CARS
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast friendly service great group of service personnel. Clean facilities. Service provided fast and on time. Easy dealership to find.

Bryan razz
Bryan razz
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Saturday morning oil change!

Steve
CARS
3-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Paper towels in bathroom. Nice touch. Waiting room is nice. Good service desk. Work performed in a timely manner. Will be back.

Great service

John
CARS
3-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service by Alex. He listens to you and understands your needs Our favorite service advisor at this dealership. Great job.

Dairy clean facility nice people to work

Pedro
CARS
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They helped me a lot and it was working good and the car was in good condition Very friendly people

Excellent operation

Brian
CARS
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Service was pretty quick, waiting area was pleasant with ample seating and area to charge devices, staff was very friendly and polite.

Recall Work

Daniel
CARS
3-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The people I interacted with were professional and pleasant to deal with. They did work for a recall so there wasn’t much to fuss or haggle over. The only issue I had was that it took them an hour longer to finish working on my vehicle than they originally stated. I found this out when I showed up to pick up my vehicle. Communication was lacking but otherwise good service.

Prompt Service Appreciated

W
CARS
3-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Work was performed on time, checked in promptly and called when the car was ready. In previous visits, we had to call and they always said, "Oh, we were JUST going to call you." Sure they were.

Friendliness, promptness

Keith
CARS
3-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The friendly reception you receive when you walk in and the lady offered me a donut and then came out again and asked me if Id like another but never asked the gentleman next to me

Great customer serivce, makes buying a car easy

Chloe
CARS
3-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fernando was fantastic from start to finish, the level of customer service was 5 star. I would definitely recommend this garage to anyone looking for a Ford

Friendly staff, Clean waiting room

Virginia
CARS
3-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The waiting room is clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful. I just got an oil change but the staff checked various other items and all were in good shape. I left feeling confident that my car is in good shape.

My service appointment

Charles
EDMUNDS
3-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Efficient friendly staff and service performed well.

VolvoSherry
CARGURUS
3-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So far so good. Upfront and honest. Answering my questions and concerns.

Wonderful hospitality

Angie
EDMUNDS
2-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We appreciated the loaner car being delivered and the quick repair of the vehicle.

Recall notice repairs

Joel
EDMUNDS
2-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Recall repairs were completed successfully. Staff was friendly and apologized for delay.

Kym Dallstream
Kym Dallstream
GOOGLE
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Standard Service

Leland
CARS
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Took my Escape in for an oil change and service. The service department staff was efficient and professional. The waiting area was clean and comfortable.

Great Experience buying a new car!

Shane
CARS
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very easy to work with and Chris was able to listen to my needs and present the options of cars that they had available. Chris also helped in deciding my needs for the extended warranty programs and Ford premium care. Overall a great experience!

Great service

Parrish
CARS
2-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kind, courteous, Expedient, and welcoming service. That’s what I like about this dealership. I want to stay in the Ford family, maybe next time I will look for a Lincoln.

Oil Change

Jessica
CARS
2-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The workers were friendly and the waiting area was nice. However, a basic oil change took 1hr 45min even with an appointment.

Great experience

Cheri
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ricky Elliston listened to what we wanted And found the car He had brought in for us to look at. We bought the car.

Good service dept

Robert
CARS
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Helpful and clear about what is going on. Car was ready on time as promised. The car wash does a poor job though.

Jeff W.
Jeff W.
YELP
2-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had my vehicle serviced recently. Alex was amazing in service. He my go to guy moving forward.

Ford Maintenance

Cheryl
EDMUNDS
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Provided updates. Took a lot longer than expected.

great service

Carmella
CARS
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My sales representative Ricky was great! He answered all of my questions and took care of all of my needs. Everyone in the store was pleasant.

Service, facility and personnel.

Rene
CARS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The way you are treated, facility and service. The personnel is very prompt and with very good knowledge. keep the good work and service.

Steve Zradicka, he's your guy. Look for Steve

Michael
CARS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Zradicka was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable with the product, answered questions directly and clearly. His follow up was as promised and he truly facilitated getting the sale finalized. It was refreshing to not have the parade of managers presented and to deal directly with Steve.

GuruRT7M2
GuruRT7M2
CARGURUS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

contacted the dealer via phone and was immediately helped. Came in the same day to view the car and left the lot with exactly what I wanted. They were very helpful as this was my first ever time purchasing a car.

Great Service, Good Price, Good Waiting Room wWiFi

Robert
CARS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I first started with your service department with this 2014 Ford Escape when Chuck H. handled it as a Wheels Leased Vehicle. I was SO impressed, I always came back (even though I live in WI). We bought the car, have extended warranty and I came in for routine maintenance. My concerns were addressed, handled and I was surprised at the final cost (in a good way!). I trust your service department. WILL BE BACK!

Diane Davis
Diane Davis
GOOGLE
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was very pleased with the service I received Lupe was very understanding of what I wanted to put down and pay a month. I was pleased with everyone that played a part in getting me a vehicle. Thank you. 💘

My experience

Diane
EDMUNDS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My sales person(Lupe) Listen to what I wanted and needed in a vehicle and I'm pleased with my purchase.

Great Service

Raul
CARS
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

the personalized attention the service advisor Joel Tinajero was very kind and helpful, I will recommend the service in this location

Great for Younger Buyers

Emily
EDMUNDS
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Lupe was very knowledgeable and patient with this being my first time purchasing a car.

Chris listens

William
CARS
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chris listens to what I need done and it happens. If I need additional work we talk about it. Nice waiting room.

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