When Should You Get Your Oil Changed?

August 3rd, 2018 by

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The general rule of thumb for years now has been for oil changes to be done every three months or 3,000 miles. That’s no longer the case thanks to advancements in automotive engineering and technology. Now most manufacturers recommend changing oil every 5,000 miles, but that can vary based on make and model. Check your owner’s manual—or our maintenance menu—to get the most accurate time frame and mileage before your vehicle’s next oil change.

Why are Oil Replacements Important?

Oil cuts down on friction between all the moving parts of your engine, helping it run smoothly. As time passes the lubricant can get dirty or start running low. If the oil isn’t changed at this point, you could experience unnecessary engine heating, poor driving performance, and a decrease in efficiency. Allowing this to go on will cause additional wear and tear on your vehicle. If you don’t want to be stuck by the side of the road in Aurora, regular oil changes should be part of your routine maintenance. While you might just be stuck without a ride if your battery dies, not keeping up with your oil maintenance can be much more damaging to a vehicle.

Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Next Oil Change

Oil changes are a crucial part of taking care of your car and keeping it running well. If your car is in need of maintenance, you can schedule it today at Gerald Nissan of Naperville near Plainfield. Make sure to take advantage of our service specials to keep your car running for less. You can also learn more about car maintenance like how often you should rotate your tires.

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