Best Oil For C7 Corvette | By Chris Trautman | Corvette-Web-Central
Let's talk about the best oil for your C7 corvette. Choosing the right oil for your corvette is extremely important.
What are the best choices for C7 oil that won't void your warranty while enjoying normal driving and track day use?
Well, we own one, for starters. Here we are on the track in Bowling Green, what an awesome track!!
We will provide you with our real world expertise, experience and knowledge for the best oil for C7 Corvette!
Our recommendations are built according to your driving needs and what model Corvette you drive. All while keeping in compliance with warranty recommendations from GM.
As always, only use approved oil, methods and quantities that can be found in your owners manual.
Mobil 1 is the best approved oil for Corvettes, and has been used in Corvettes for over 20 years!
The viscosities vary depending on your model but don't worry, we break them down below.
While GM recommends ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend in some models and years, the Mobil 1 brand is the better product and we recommend upgrading. For a while, GM dealers were charging more for Mobil 1 even if you had a service warranty.
Obviously, cost and quality is a factor in anything that goes into our Corvettes so we work closely to find the best pricing and availability across the internet.
Prices listed fluctuate, so listed costs are approximate and are only an estimate and do not constitute any guarantee. We do make a small fee through affiliate links that supports the website operation and product review purchases.
Racing oil for your C7 Corvette is only required for the harshest of driving needs, such as on any track for extended periods of time.
GM has pretty good guidance for this in the track preparation guide. GM recommends Mobil 1 15W-50 for any Track/Competitive driving for any model or year C7 Corvette.
GM also recommends changing the oil to the Racing Grade of oil for just the Track/Competitive event. GM then recommends changing the oil back for regular daily use to the lower grade oils for proper protection on the street.
Seems excessive to be changing the oil, trust us we know, that's why we suggest looking at our Corvette Oil Upgrade page.
The best part about the upgrade is the cost is not really a factor unless you change the oil cap.
Prices for 6 quarts range $45-50 and this is the most economical way to purchase. Single quarts can be purchased but at almost $15 each it almost doubles the price of the 6 quart box.
*Don't forget to order 2 boxes (12 quarts)!
Make sure you have the Best Drain Pan to save the mess and hassle of changing and recycling your oil. The largest oil quantity on the C7 Corvette is 10 quarts, this pan is more than enough at 15 quarts. We use it on every oil change and love. Lots of extra capacity left over!
The Best Oil for C7 Corvette deserve the best tools, which requires finding the right funnel that is key to reducing the chance of spilling and easy adding oil back in your C7 Corvette.
This style funnel fits best inside the short filler neck for most Corvette fill tubes.
The clearance near the oil pan on the engine makes finding the right filter wrench critical! Don't worry, we have you covered with this 918 Socket.
This design, with its 15 contact points, allow you the proper control when installing the new filter for proper installation.
During testing we found this to fit well on the AC Delco brand of filters. We tried on the Mobil 1 filters and found it would not engage with the flutes on the filter.
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