The Chevy Silverado has a feature that displays an Oil Life Remaining percentage that helps you know when to change your oil. For example, if “REMAINING OIL LIFE 80%” is displayed, that means 80% of the current oil life remains.
Once the Remaining Oil Life hits a low percentage, a message that says “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” will be displayed.
You can reset the Oil Life on your 1998 to 2021 Chevy Silverado using these steps.
Option 1: All Models
- Turn the ignition to “On“. Do not start the engine.
- Press the accelerator pedal slowly all the way down 3 times within a 5 second interval.
- Turn the ignition off.
The next time you start your Silverado, the Oil Life will be reset.
Option 2: 2014-2021 Models
- If your Silverado has the Driver Info Console feature, use the buttons on the steering wheel to toggle to “OIL LIFE REMAINING“, then press and hold the Thumbwheel button or √.
- If your vehicle does not have the DIC, press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for about 10 seconds seconds. The Engine Oil Life will reset to 100%
How many miles does it take to go from 100% to 0% oil life.
According to Chevy, it differs. The compute measures all kinds of indicators such as engine revolution and miles traveled. Chevy recommends changing the oil every 3,000 miles.
I hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to reset the Oil Life on the Chevy Silverado. Drop me a note in the comments section and let me know if it worked for you.