When should I get my oil changed?
Many drivers overlook getting an oil change regularly. This incredibly simple maintenance can keep you from having to deal with complex and often costly repairs down the road. While there often aren’t any signs that you need an oil change, neglecting to get one can cause damage to your vehicle and keep it from running effectively.
What does oil do?
In short, oil lubricates your engine to keep it cool. With many parts rubbing together inside your vehicle, friction and heat can wear your engine down faster than it would normally deteriorate without plenty of clean oil. Engine repairs can be extremely costly, so simple oil changes are something you don’t want to overlook.
How often do I need an oil change?
The answer to this varies based on the kind of car you drive and the type of driving you do. While most vehicles used to need an oil change every 3,000 miles, many can go much longer than that now. In fact, some vehicles can go up to 10,000 miles between changes. If you drive in dirty environments and extreme temperatures often, you’ll probably want to get your oil changed more often. The experts at Tranum Auto can help you determine an oil change schedule that fits your needs.
What kind of oil should I use?
This is something that our experts can help you with when you visit. Some automakers recommend synthetic oil. This can last much longer than conventional oil. Being sure to choose the correct oil will help your vehicle’s performance. Again, our service staff is ready to help you answer this question and offer an option that works with your vehicle and fits in your budget.