Your vehicle’s oil does three primary things for your engine. First, it ensures that all of your engine’s components continue to work successfully together. Second, the oil within your engine helps draw heat away from your combustion chamber. And third, your car’s oil keeps varnishes and carbon from building up within your engine.
However, your oil can only perform these three tasks successfully if it is clean and not clogged with contaminants. This is why bringing in your car to our shop in Lincolnton, North Carolina on a regular basis for an oil change is critically important.
In most cases, we recommend getting an oil change every time you drive between 3,000 and 5,000 miles, or every three months. However, other factors can also impact how often you need to change the oil in your car. For example, if you drive an older vehicle or if you regularly tow a trailer behind your car, it’s a good idea to get your oil changed more often.
We realize that you don’t have a ton of time, and finding room in your schedule to get an oil change might seem like it’s not worth the effort. For this reason, we’ll get your oil changed in no time when you bring it into our service center and charge an affordable price for this service.
The next time your car is up for an oil change, bring it to us at Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center. Contact us today for more information about our vehicle maintenance services or to schedule an appointment for service.
FAQs about an Oil Change
At Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center, we know it is normal to have questions about how to best care for your vehicles. We are happy to help our customers in the Lincolnton, North Carolina area get the answers they seek. We have had many questions about an oil change, for example. Here are a few common ones, but feel free to reach out to us if you have others.
Why should I get an oil change if I haven’t reached the recommended mileage yet?
Oil degrades over time, so you should have the oil changed based on time if you drive your vehicle infrequently. Twice a year is a good rule of thumb.
How do driving habits affect when to get an oil change?
Short trips do not get the engine up to a temperature that boils off condensation, so the oil will break down sooner than a vehicle that is used for longer trips. If you only take short trips, you should consider having an oil change done more frequently.
What can I do to extend the time between oil changes?
First of all, be careful not to go beyond what the manufacture states while your vehicle is under warranty or you risk voiding it. However, after that, you can consider longer intervals depending on your driving habits and the quality of the oil used. If this is your goal, talk to us first and we’ll be happy to discuss what you can do without putting your vehicle’s engine at risk.