When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

July 11th, 2018 by

Oil Changed

It used to be that most cars required an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. But, advancements in automotive engineering have altered that common rule of thumb, and today, most vehicles reach top performance with oil changes around every 5,000 miles.

Depending on your make and model, this interval can vary slightly, so it’s important to verify within your owner’s manual. To keep your maintenance routine on schedule, contact your Long Island City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service center to get your oil changed today.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Oil helps protect the inner workings of your engine, lubricating the pistons and the inner walls of the housing. This vital liquid cuts down on friction, and if you wait too long to change it, the oil begins to break down and get dirty. Expired oil can cause excessive engine heating, leading to a decrease in performance and overall vehicle efficiency, potentially putting your safety at risk.

How Do I Change My Oil?

With the proper tools and know-how, changing your oil at home can be done with a few quick steps.

  1. Select the proper oil for your car
  2. Gather supplies and tools
  3. Drain oil from the drain plug
  4. Tighten the drain plug
  5. Replace the oil filter
  6. Add fresh oil
  7. Ensure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Long Island City

If you don’t have time to check or change your own oil, take advantage of the speed, convenience, and professionalism of a certified service center. At Major World Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you can easily schedule an appointment for your next oil change, bring your car in, and be back on the road in no time. While you’re here you can also learn what the TPMS light on your dashboard meanswhat tire rotation is, and even what color transmission fluid is supposed to be! We also offer service specials to make maintenance more affordable. Contact us today to learn more.

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