Why Get an Oil Change?

oil changeWe’re sure that everyone has heard that oil should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. But do you know why? Changing your oil that often may seem like a troublesome task, but it is crucial for the upkeep of your vehicle.

The lifeblood of your vehicle is the oil. It keeps your car working efficiently and your engine running smoothly. The engine of your vehicle gets very hot, so the oil helps to pull away the heat and prevent the engine from blowing up. In addition to pulling away heat, the oil also collects varnish and carbons. This turns the oil into more sludge and less of a liquid.

To keep your car’s engine safe, it is important to keep the oil in its liquid form. That is why it is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Usually it is more dependent on the amount of miles driven than the amount of time passed. Some cars may require oil changes more or less often, depending on the type of car and the oil used. Check your owner’s manual for specific details of your vehicle’s oil.

In addition, extreme weather or towing weight can impact your oil. There are a variety of conditions that can affect your oil, so it is important to regularly check your oil using the dipstick. Making sure your oil is clean allows it to properly do its job. Changing your oil regularly prevents problems with your engine and various car parts. An oil change may seem like a nuisance, but doing so prevents costly repair bills.

If you have any more questions, give our Service Department a call. We’ll be happy to give you more information or schedule an oil change for your vehicle.