The 2020 Corvette Stingray may have only recently started rolling off the assembly line at General Motors‘ Bowling Green Assembly plant, but some lucky owners are already racking up the miles on their new mid-engine Chevys.
YouTuber TJ Hunt recently took delivery of his Ceramic Matrix Grey Metallic 2020 Corvette. Rather than taking a few beauty shots of the car and putting it back under a cover, TJ decided to immediately embark on a huge cross-country road trip in his new mid-engine sports car and is currently documenting the entire thing on his channel.
Having already made it through the first portion of the road trip, TJ’s 2020 Corvette has been clocking miles rather quickly, with the odometer already surpassing 500 miles. As many automakers suggest changing a new vehicle’s oil at the 500-mile mark, Hunt brought the car by Bachman Chevrolet in Kentucky this week for a quick service.
Bachman Chevrolet just so happens to be Mike Davenport’s place of work – a fellow car YouTuber who goes by Chevy Dude. Davenport documented the oil change on Hunt’s 2020 Corvette for his channel, giving fellow GM fans an inside look at one of the first-ever customer oil changes on the eighth-generation sports car.
Corvette fans will be happy to see the oil change process for the mid-engine Corvette isn’t much different than on a front-engine vehicle. The drain plug and oil filter are in fairly easy-to-access locations and the recommended oil filter is a common, inexpensive AC Delco unit. Once the oil change is complete, the technician or owner must then reset the oil life monitor in the vehicle using the Driver Information Center controls on the steering wheel.
According to Davenport, the recommended new vehicle break-in period for the 2020 Corvette is 1,500 miles. For the first 200 miles, Chevy recommends driving at moderate speed and avoiding hard cornering to break in the tires. For the first 500 miles, engine torque will be limited in low gears and the driver should not exceed 4,000 RPM.
You can see the oil change process for the 2020 Corvette in the video embedded below.