Oil plays a critical role in your engine’s life. Whether you drive a car, SUV or truck, the oil lubricates crucial components to prevent them from overheating. Should your oil become dirty or fail, you may face a repair bill you’d rather avoid. This is why it’s important to change your engine oil at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals. You can find this information in your owner’s manual or ask us and we’ll figure out the best schedule for you.
Time eventually wears down your oil’s viscosity, but other factors also affect how long your oil lasts. If you get stuck in traffic every day while commuting to and from work or drive much faster than you should, you shorten your oil’s life, whether you mean to or not. We have expert lube, oil and filter technicians ready to change your oil at a moment’s notice.
Oil Change Schedule
For years, drivers’ were told to change their vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles. You could extend it to 5,000 miles, but 3,000 miles was best. Today’s engines are more efficient, and most manufacturers recommend oil changes every 7,500 miles, but it depends on the make, model and engine size of your car. Check your owner’s manual or ask us what’s best for your vehicle.
We’ll also recommend the best oil type for your automobile. The weight affects the oil’s viscosity, and during the spring and summer months, you can get away with a 10-W30 depending on your vehicle’s specifications. When the mercury dips in the winter, it might be better to go with a 5-W30. There’s also synthetic versus conventional to consider.
Your engine oil must be kept clean at all times. Enter the oil filter. Constructed of durable steel housing, the oil filter traps contaminants and dirt to prevent them from mucking up your oil. The filter also helps oil flow, but it can clog over time. The experts at Mike’s Auto Service and Repair can install a filter in no time, so don’t worry about delays.
Changing your oil at the recommended intervals keeps the oil flowing through the filter and clean. This extends the life of your engine. Mike’s Auto Service and Repair provides our customers will full lube, oil and filter services and our certified technicians will determine the best maintenance schedule for your needs. Quality is our top priority and you, our customer, are the most important thing. Stop by our West Springfield, MA, shop today.