When To Change Your Oil

May 25th, 2018 by

Male adding oil with a funnel

Not long ago, technicians and mechanics would tell you that your vehicle would need its oil swapped out at 3,000 miles or after three months, when you bring your car in for routine car maintenance. By today’s standards, this is outdated advice on how to stay prepared on the road. Recent studies combined with advancements in engineering now advise owners that their vehicles can extend the life of their oil closer to 5,000 miles.

Keep in mind, however, that this number can shift in either direction depending on your particular vehicle. Double check with your Ocean Acura service center and read through your owner’s manual to get the best information for your specific vehicle.

Are Oil Changes That Important?

The short answer is: yes. Inside your engine, there is constant friction occurring in which the pistons and inner walls of the housing contact one another on occasion. Oil acts as a protective lubricant by limiting the amount of friction between these two, extending engine life and boosting performance. Delaying an oil change can cause several problems as issues like low oil or debris filled oil can lead to overheated engines, among other things. Besides sharply affecting vehicle performance, this also endangers you and your passengers. Especially when the winter weather arrives, oil changes are an important step to making sure your car is prepared for winter.

Can I Change My Own Oil?

Of course! Just remember, if you decide to do this service by yourself there a numerous steps to the process. Follow these, double check your references, and take your time:

  1. Choosing the right kind of oil
  2. Preparing supplies and vehicle
  3. Draining oil from the drain plug
  4. Tightening the drain plug
  5. Changing the oil filter
  6. Adding new oil
  7. Making sure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Ocean

Doing projects on your own is fun and all, but with automotive services, it’s generally better to let a professional handle the situation. Not only will it be done to the highest standards, it will be done quickly and at your convenience. Schedule an appointment at Acura of Ocean to get your oil changed. We’ll make sure to get you on the road again as soon as possible.

Be sure to also check out our 5 tips to becoming a more fuel-efficient driver!

Our Service Specials

acura brakes

Brakes Special

Expires: March 31, 2019
Winter Brake Special

Our Acura-Trained Technicians:

  • Replace pads and resurface rotors.
  • Inspect front and rear disc and calipers.
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses.
  • Inspect master cylinder.
  • Brembo Brakes and rotor replacement extra.
  • Regular price $289.00 per axle.

Not to be combined with any other discount. Plus tax where applicable. Present coupon at time of write-up. Hazardous disposal fees, if any, are extra.

Putting Tire on Car


Expires: March 31, 2019


Program only valid when mounting and balancing 4 tires. Mount, balance, and alignment extra. Discount not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Tax and installation additional.

timing belt

$200 Off Timing Belt Special

Expires: March 31, 2019
$200 off Timing Belt Package

$200 off Timing Belt package. Timing Belt package includes:

  • Replace timing belt
  • Replace drive belts
  • Replace water pump
  • Replace timing belt tensioner
  • Replace coolant
  • Spark Plugs
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary Loaner Car

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Regular price between $1050 - $1650 depending on vehicle. Call for more information.

Detail Special

Expires: March 31, 2019
$40 off Vehicle Detail

Get $40 off vehicle detail.  Detail includes:

  • Remove all road dirt, grime and steam clean engine
  • Prep vehicle surface by using clay bar
  • Machine application and removal of compound to eliminate scratches
  • Hand application of sealer to restore oils to paint
  • Hand application of wax, with machine removal and buffing, followed by hand buffing and detailing
  • Shampooing all rugs and cloth areas; treating all vinyl & leather area, sealing all rubber areas
  • Cleaning all glass and chrome areas

Alignment Special

Expires: March 31, 2019
$10 off alignment

To maintain the handling you value, we will:

  • Use computerized equipment to adjust your Acura.
  • Adjust tire air pressures; inspect suspension, tires and wheels.
  • Adjust front and rear tires.
  • Road test for quality control.
  • Provide you with a computerized printout.

Regular Price: $109.95

Prices may vary by model. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up.

Winter Battery Special

Expires: March 31, 2019
$15 off Battery Replacement

Worried About Your Battery?

Our experts will put your mind at ease.

  • Install an Acura Genuine Battery.
  • Clean cables and inspect alternator belt.
  • Check charging system performance.
  • This offer includes a discount on our 100-month battery.

Prices may vary by model.  Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up.

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