Everyone has the same question pop into their head when they notice they are due for an oil change: “How many more miles can I go before I really have to do it?” Read these KNOW HOW tips to answer that age-old question and to cut down on those expensive mechanic bills:
If you wait too long to change out your oil, it will turn to jelly and will not be able to reach some parts of the engine. This can cause premature wearing, which would mean expensive engine repairs that could have been avoided.
Proper routine maintenance of your motor oil not only allows your car to stay healthy and run longer, but it also helps you to avoid expensive repair bills. If your car is in need of TLC, visit your local NAPA AutoCare Center.
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual and/or oil life monitoring system lets you know when it is time to change your oil. Driving conditions can shorten your oil maintenance schedule. These conditions include:
When the oil maintenance light comes on or you reach the mileage/time frame maintenance interval, you should change your oil within 1-2 weeks. If you are in need of an oil change or have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, visit your local NAPA AutoCare Center.
It is important to know if your car uses synthetic or standard motor oil because it plays a role in the maintenance intervals.
If you are unsure whether your car uses standard or synthetic, play it safe and use maintenance intervals for standard motor oil to ensure proper care. If you have questions about your vehicle’s motor oil or the type of motor oil your vehicle uses, visit your local NAPA AutoCare Center.