As you may already know, or as any car owner can tell you, your car’s oil is important. But do you know why? Or how often to change it? If you don’t, you’re not alone. To remedy that, we’ll explain all you need to know, so keep reading for more information.

Why Your Car’s Oil is Important & How Often It Should Be Changed

The oil in your vehicle helps keep your engine and its parts running smoothly. But over time, the oil will thicken and, if not replaced, can cause serious damage to your engine. That’s why to ensure your car’s longevity - your oil should be replaced every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. However, if your car is older, by ten years or so, changing it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is better.

Checking Your Oil Levels

Oil, like any fluid in your car, will be used over time. So, at some point, you’ll need to add more. To check your oil levels, wait till the engine is cool. If the car was just turned off, it’s best to wait about two hours before checking. However, if the car is warm, you will only need to wait about 15-30 minutes.

Warning Signs

Typically, your oil should be changed every 5,000 miles or when your “oil light” comes on. But if you see signs of an oil leak or low oil pressure, visit our service center immediately.

Schedule a Service Appointment

Proper vehicle maintenance will ensure your vehicle will run for a long time. And changing your oil frequently is important to that upkeep. So, the next time you need to replace your oil, remember our service center will be here to help.

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