If there is one thing you can do to extend the life of your engine and lower the cost of driving, it is changing the oil regularly. Changing the oil at the recommended intervals is the best way to maintain the protection of your engine, and that can mean more life for your engine and lower costs for you.
From brand new cars to old classics, every car, truck and SUV will benefit from regular oil changes. So take a look at the sticker inside your windshield, glance down at the odometer, then contact Checkpoint Motors for your next oil change.
Why Do I Need to Change My Oil?
It is important to change your oil because doing so will retain the lubricating properties and help protect your engine. When the engine oil is new, it lubricates the delicate parts inside your engine, but over time the oil begins to break down, gathering impurities and losing its lubricating properties.
By changing the oil at the recommended intervals, you avoid this harmful breakdown and the accumulation of impurities. At the same time, the filter change means that your engine stays protected – the two go hand in hand.
How Often Should I Change the Oil?
It is important to check your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change interval, since every vehicle is different. For the most part, however, you should change the oil and filter every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
You may need to change your oil more frequently if you do a lot of hard driving, drive in stop and go traffic most days or pull a trailer. These hard driving conditions can cause the oil to break down more quickly, so you may need to change the oil more often to maintain the lubricating properties.
You may also need to change the oil more often if you drive an older vehicle or one with high mileage. High mileage vehicles need special care to stay running right, and Checkpoint Motors can help you develop a maintenance plan that works for you.
How Oil Changes Save You Money
You may look at those frequent oil changes as a needless expense, but changing the oil regularly can actually save you money in the long run. By changing the oil regularly, you could extend the life of your engine, and your vehicle, by many years.
That means more years with your current set of wheels, and more years without a car payment. In the end, you could save yourself a fortune, so give Checkpoint Motors a call and schedule your next oil change today.