Our friends at NAPA have some oil change bits of information for us. Newer vehicles have a reduced frequency maintenance schedule and this includes oil changes. BUT this simply means that maintenance services become even MORE important.
What We Should Know About Oil Changes
- All cars have an oil warning light, generally it is red, when the oil pressure or oil level is too low. Red lights require immediate attention!! If you are keeping track of your oil changes, this should never happen. Remember, changing the oil too often is better than not often enough.
- Always follow the manufacturers recommendations for type of oil and frequency of oil changes.
- The way you drive your vehicle matters when it comes to oil changes. Engines love to be run, and this type of driving is best, but in reality, short trips, city driving as well as aggressive driving will increase wear on the oil. This means more frequent oil changes are needed. How often you ask….talk to our team at Bob’s Auto for your specific needs.
- However you change your oil — in a shop or on your own — do it on time, every time. Oil changes are the best maintenance item to keeping your vehicle healthy.
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