To keep your car in good working order and running smoothly, you need to get your oil changed at least every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Without prompt oil changes, your vehicle can become more prone to breakdowns and may require expensive repairs.
Why Do I Need to Get Routine Oil Changes on My Vehicle?
Your vehicle relies on new oil and oil filters to keep it running smoothly.
Oil must be full, clean of any debris, and not burnt to be effective. Your vehicle’s oil lubricates important engine components, reducing friction that eventually wears those parts down.
Regularly replacing your engine’s oil and replacing its oil filters can help improve your engine’s efficiency and improve the life of your car’s engine.
When to Check or Change Your Oil
Every car owner should change their vehicle’s oil at least every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions and type of oil used. However, there are some conditions that require you to get a more frequent oil check or oil change, including:
- Your Check Oil light is on
- Your Check Engine light is on
- Your oil is dirty
- You notice pinging, knocking, or other sounds coming from your engine
If you experience any of these conditions, or you’re due for a routine oil change, call Stup’s today for an appointment!
What Happens During an Oil Change at Stup’s Auto?
When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change at Stup’s Auto, we do more than just change out your old oil for new.
Our standard oil change procedure includes:
- Changing the oil filter
- Inspecting the air filter and replacing if necessary
- Inspecting and topping off all fluids under the hood
- Lubing all fittings
- Checking the engine for punctures
- Examining the belts and hoses
- Checking tire pressure
- Checking the entire undercarriage
Does your car need an oil change by experienced vehicle mechanics? Call Stup’s today for an appointment!