When To Change Your Oil

May 25th, 2018 by

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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 By today’s standards, this is outdated advice on how to stay prepared on the road.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!

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  • 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
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