Your Cadillac XT4: What needs servicing and how often? 


Your Cadillac XT4 is a highly-engineered automobile that needs regular maintenance. After all, the XT4 carries on the 120-year-old Cadillac tradition of excellence. The Cadillac brand was established in 1902 and was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of Detroit, the Motor City. Your XT4 has its own distinctive identity as a premium luxury SUV, slightly more compact than the Cadillac XT5.

What are the right oil change intervals for a Cadillac XT4?

You may have heard that oil changes should happen every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Frankly, that can still be valid for many cars, but if you use synthetic motor oil, the frequency may be closer to every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. The fact is, every vehicle is unique and oil change intervals depend on how you drive. That's why we recommend talking with a service manager at Hill Cadillac in Newtown Square, PA to determine the right intervals for your XT4.

Do we recommend synthetic oil for a Cadillac XT4?

Yes, that's our recommendation. Today's more sophisticated synthetic oil has several important advantages over conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil utilizes a higher-quality oil as its base than conventional motor oil. The higher quality makes synthetic oil more stable than conventional oil. Even more important, it makes synthetic oil less likely to break down, so it can provide superior lubrication much longer than conventional motor oil.

Are there any other fluids that should be changed in a Cadillac XT4?

Yes, there are a number of other critical components that require lubrication, which means the lubricating fluid should be changed periodically. Why? Because your Cadillac XT4 is traveling over many different road surfaces, driving through Chesterbrook or Wayne PA  weather that can often go to extremes. The result is dirt and grime that can find its way into your component parts. Fluid changes can help protect the insides of your XT4.

To be specific, we recommend monitoring and, when necessary, topping off or changing the fluids that lubricate your brakes, your power steering, your transmission, even the fluid in your windshield wiper. Just ask and we'll be happy to provide a list of fluids that should be monitored. We'd also be happy to do that for you.

Don't tires need some kind of regular change of position?

Absolutely. Your XT4 needs regular tire rotation and it means we vary the position of all four tires in a pre-established pattern to help your tires wear more evenly and last longer. We can provide tire rotation at no charge every time you do an oil change. Regular tire rotation is nearly always required to keep up your tires' warranty coverage as you travel many miles from your home in West Chester PA or Wilmington DE.

Is there a way to avoid getting a dead battery when I'm far from home?

The professionals in our Certified Service center at Hill Cadillac can check your battery when you do an oil change and see if it's providing a proper charge. They can also clean off the corrosion on your cables that can reduce the life of your battery. When we detect that your battery is running low on power or not taking a charge well, we can recommend a new battery to avoid future failure. You can choose one of several great ones we carry.

Let us help you develop a program of regular maintenance for your Cadillac XT4

The professionals in our Certified Service center are well-acquainted with factory-recommended service intervals and can provide a standard service plan or help you develop one that's right for your Cadillac XT4. Go online or call us to get in touch with one of our service managers. Better yet, schedule an appointment where you can discuss a service strategy from Hill Cadillac that will keep your Cadillac XT4 performing at its best.