What is an oil change?
Engine oil is the lifeblood of the engine. The oil resides in the oil pan, which is under the car attached to the bottom of the engine. All internal (moving) parts of the engine need to be greased by the engine oil. Insufficient lubrication will cause the parts to wear out faster and eventually lead to engine failure. An oil filter keeps the oil clean and free of debris. If the filter is not changed on a consistent basis, it will get clogged and will not be able to pass oil into the engine.
Facts to Note:
When the oil is changed you should always change the oil filter.
Replacement oil should always match the required specifications for your vehicle.
After your oil has been changed, it’s a good idea to run the vehicle for a few minutes to make sure that there are no leaks.
How to Fix:
Take out and change engine oil and filter.
Check the condition of all fluids.
Perform basic safety inspection.
Start the vehicle and check for leaks in the system.
It is best to follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer.
We recommend changing the oil and filter every 5,000 miles or four months.
Synthetic oil (versus regular) is cost effective. It’s lubrication properties are better and you will not need oil changes as frequently.
If you notice any fluids in your driveway, you should get your vehicle checked straightaway.
Do not drive your car with low engine oil. It can severely damage the engine.
Common signs indicating you need an oil change:
The amount of time since your last oil change exceeds the recommended miles.
Maintenance light is on.
Importance of this service:
Regular oil changes are generally considered the most essential upkeep service for your car. To avoid severe engine damage, this simple and inexpensive service should be frequently scheduled.