2012 GMC Canyon SLE1
Any idea how long I can drive safely after oil change light come on? Can’t change it for a couple days and still gotta got to work and stuff.
Try to get it done within a couple hundred miles. It's not a "OMG, you have to stop your life and do it right now!" kind of thing. That is especially true if you run a full synthetic, which is better than the manufacturers spec.Any idea how long I can drive safely after oil change light come on? Can’t change it for a couple days and still gotta got to work and stuff.
You will be fine. A bit over 300 highway miles since the light is no big deal. I think it comes on between 7 and 10% remaining oil life per the OLM calculation.main reason I ask is I plan on doing it tomorrow but I have a 80 mile commute to work and it would be 2 round trips since my light came on.
The oil change reminder means nothing. Change oil and filter with quality stuff every 5 to 7 thousand miles and you will be fine. I like Napa oil filters and full synthetic Penzoil, personally I like the 0 w 40 oil.Well, mainly you have to change it as fast as possible, in case you really need to change it. In case you won't be able to change it really soon, the car won't get broken immediately, however the sooner you do it, the better it is for your car's engine.