2013 Chevrolet Equinox- Which oil?

Does this car use Synthetic oil

It can, since out of warranty, you can use anything you like.

I believe the recommendation is 5w30 full synthetic. https://www.carid.com/2013-chevy-equinox-oils-fluids-lubricants/

Use Dexos 1 oils. I use full synthetic and change every 5k miles on my 2013 Equinox. Direct Injection is hard on oil, don’t skimp. Check the oil level on a regular basis.

Ed B.

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+1, make sure whatever oil is used has the Dexos certification on the label.

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It can if you want it to. It’s not required though. The vehicle requires a 5W-30 Dexos-certified oil, you can use a semi-synthetic if you choose to, there are some 5W-30 Dexos-approved semi-synthetic oils out there. I don’t think you can use a conventional oil though.