What is a 2007 Tahoe’s oil type?

The oil light just came on in my rental car, but I don’t actually know what kind of oil to use—help! What type of oil does a 2007 Tahoe need?

Natalie Todoroff · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
2007 Tahoe’s
oil type is SAE 5W-30, which is available for purchase as both a synthetic or conventional oil.
You may be wondering what the oil type for the 2007 Chevy Tahoe means. Here’s a quick breakdown of what those numbers and letters stand for:
  • SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers, the organization that first designed the oil type classification system
  • 5: This first number rates how well the oil flows at 0°F. The lower this number is, the better the oil will handle in the winter.
  • W: The W here just stands for winter.
  • 30: The final two numbers rate how well the oil performs at high temperatures. The higher this number, the better it will do in warmer climates.
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