Your car’s engine is one of its most important components, and keeping it properly lubricated is essential for its long-term health. That’s where oil changes come in. An oil change is a relatively simple and inexpensive maintenance procedure that can help to prevent premature engine wear and tear.
Here are the 5 most important things to know about oil changes:
- How often should I change my oil?
The oil change interval for your car will vary depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. However, in general, most cars should have their oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you drive in severe conditions, such as in dusty or hot environments, you may need to change your oil more often.
- What type of oil should I use?
There are two main types of oil available: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is less expensive, but it doesn’t last as long as synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is more expensive, but it provides better protection for your engine and can last up to 10,000 miles between changes.
- What should I do if I see metal shavings in my oil?
If you see metal shavings in your oil, it’s a sign of internal engine damage. You should take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and repaired.
- Can I change my own oil?
Yes, you can change your own oil. However, if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, you can always take your car to a mechanic.
- How much does an oil change cost?
The cost of an oil change will vary depending on the type of oil you use and the location where you have it done. However, in general, an oil change should cost between $25 and $50.
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If you have more questions about oil changes, please give us a call today at Bob Workmans Europeann. We’ll be happy to help you keep your car’s engine running smoothly for years to come.