If you need a Cadillac oil change in Atlanta, GA, there's only one place that needs to be in your GPS. Jim Ellis Cadillac is ready to make service convenient and reliable, time and again. This page will tell you a little more about our process, some tips and tricks, and ways that we can always help you at our certified Cadillac service center.


Why You Need a Genuine Cadillac Oil Change

Isn't oil just oil? Not exactly. This section will take a look at how and why an oil change for Cadillac vehicles needs to happen at our dealership.

  • Pedigree - You've already invested in one of the finest luxury vehicles available. Why tarnish its integrity with anything less than the best supplies, techniques, and Cadillac parts?

  • Warranty - Did you know that damage caused by inferior service might void your warranty? We've seen it. It really happens. You think you save on a quick-lube oil change and it costs you your engine. Don't let your word-class machine fall into the care of less-than-qualified technicians.

  • Performance - Your late-model Cadillac employs the very latest in mobility technologies. You need cutting-edge oil and supplies that will only come from a Cadillac dealership oil change. Why settle for less?

Depending on your model, the Cadillac oil change cost associated with certain trims and years might vary slightly. But you can always count on us for oil change coupons and service specials that can help you save.

Jim Ellis Cadillac - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)


ACDelco Conventional Oil

  • Offers quality engine wear and corrosion protection
  • Contains special additives that help your engine run smoothly


ACDelco dexos1TM Full Synthetic Oil

  • High resistance to oxidation, which helps keep the oil from breaking down
  • Excellent low-temperature flow and pumpability during cold start-ups
  • Excellent protection to help prevent formation of sludge and other harmful deposits


Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil

  • Advanced anti-wear technology for outstanding protection of critical engine parts
  • Exceptional high-temperature stability helps resist oxidative thickening
  • Proven to provide outstanding cold starting, lubrication and protection from wear at low temperatures

Conventional vs. Synthetic Cadillac Oil Change

Many of our customers will come in with their early-model Cadillac vehicle and be stunned when they find out that the newest models require synthetic oil. "Well, what's the difference?" they'll usually ask. Here's the difference between a conventional and synthetic Cadillac oil change.

Conventional oil is derived from naturally occurring petroleum. It is refined and comes in various grades to meet the needs of different engine sizes and regional demands. Oil life is about 3,000 miles and needs to be changed frequently. Synthetic oil, as required with your new Escalade oil change, is made in the lab. It's cleaner. It lasts longer. And it is incredibly resilient - it can withstand the higher temperatures and pressures found in today's motors. The average synthetic oil change can happen between 10,000 and 15,000 miles, depending on model requirements.

More Than Just a Cadillac Oil Change

When your vehicle is in for a service, we'll look things over and advise you on any service areas that require attention. Certain things might not be needed immediately. So we'll help you map out a service plan that fits your schedule and also satisfies the needs of your vehicle. Take advantage of our service coupons for popular items like AC service, tire service, and certified Cadillac brake service.


Remaining Engine Oil Life

A quick inspection will determine your vehicle's remaining oil life percentage (applicable to vehicles with the GM Oil Life System). This may be helpful, especially if you are approaching your next oil change.

Tire Wear

Your tires are what keep you moving safely down the road. The Certified Service experts check to make sure your tires are properly aligned, balanced, and in top shape. This will help ensure the optimum performance and safety of your vehicle.

Wiper Blades and Glass Condition

Your wiper blades are essential, especially when it's raining. The operation and condition of front and rear wipers are checked to make sure they will work well when you need them. A visual inspection of your windshield is completed to check for cracks or chips and may help prevent further damage down the road.

Fluid Levels

Fluid levels are checked, including brake reservoir and windshield washer, to be sure they are at optimal levels.


To help keep your brakes performing their best, an inspection is performed on the condition of your brake system, including lines, hoses, and parking brake as well as measurements of front and rear linings.

Battery Condition and Connections

No one wants to be stuck with a dead car battery! A quick battery test will determine the health of your battery, and a visual inspection will check to be sure the battery cables and connections are in top working order

OnStar Subscription

A brief assessment will make sure you are connected with your OnStar system subscription

Additional Car Inspections

An additional vehicle inspection of critical systems is performed to check for visible leaks that might indicate a concern. The condition of other vehicle components is also visually inspected.

Oil Change FAQ

Q: What do I need to do when my "Change Engine Oil Soon" message displays?

A: When the "Change Engine Oil Soon" message appears, oil change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible, within the next 600 miles.

Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change is indicated can vary considerably.  For the oil life system to work properly, the system must be reset every time the oil is changed. Jim Ellis Cadillac has Certified Service expert technicians who will perform this work and reset the system. Click here to schedule service.

Q: How can I be sure to get the correct type of motor oil for my vehicle?

A:  Consult your vehicle Owner's Manual or visit the Cadillac Certified Service experts at Jim Ellis Cadillac to be sure you get the proper oil for your vehicle. For 2011 or newer vehicles, dexos1™ Full Synthetic is the recommended oil specification (dexos1™ for gasoline engines, dexos2™ for light-duty diesel engines, 15W40 CJ-4 for Duramax diesel engines). Advantages of dexos1™ Full Synthetic over conventional motor oil include improved oil performance and protection, increased piston cleanliness, reduced oil consumption, and greater viscosity control.

Q: I've heard that I should change my oil every 3,000 miles. Is that still true?

A: The majority of today's Cadillac vehicles are equipped with the Engine Oil Life System, which has made the 3,000-mile oil change obsolete. Depending on the age of the vehicle, driving habits, and road conditions, vehicles with today's advanced engines can go much longer than 3,000 miles between oil changes. Always be sure to check your engine oil level regularly, even with an Engine Oil Life System.

Q: Does regularly changing my oil filter help with the life of my engine?

A: Yes, because it helps ensure your engine is lubricated with clean oil which can help provide optimal engine performance. See your vehicle owner's manual for the recommended oil change interval, or follow the oil life monitoring system, if equipped.

Q: Do I need a new filter every time I get an oil change?

A: Yes, having your oil and oil filter changed, at least as often as recommended by the manufacturer, is important.