Change your oil regularly.
The key to protecting your car is to change the oil regularly and consistently. For decades the rule of thumb was to have it changed every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. This isn’t necessarily true anymore. Cars have come a long way as technology has advanced. Depending on the model car you have, you may be able to drive 5,000 or even 10,000 miles in between oil changes.
Check your oil quality.
It’s not always easy to keep track of when it’s time for your next oil change. There’s no better way to determine if you need an oil change than to pop the hood and check it. After you find the engine oil dipstick, simply pull it out and inspect the oil.
On the dipstick, always make sure your oil comes up the full mark, but not over it. Next, look at the color and feel the texture of the oil. If it’s very dark in color and feels grimy, you need an oil change as soon as possible.
Consult your owner’s manual.
Your owner’s manual is the key to understanding exactly what your car needs and when it needs it, especially when it comes to oil changes. The manual will tell you the specific type of oil your car needs and how often to replace it.
If you ever need a clear answer to a complicated car question or issue, call the friendly experts at Christian Brothers Automotive Yukon. Our staff is highly trained and ready to help our customers maintain their vehicle for the best performance possible. If you’re ready for your next oil change, give us a call at Christian Brothers Automotive in Yukon, Oklahoma. See the nice difference.