Knowing when to have your oil changed is vital to ensuring that your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible. It is common knowledge that dirty oil does not perform as well as fresh oil, and over time can burn off. If you are one of those drivers who do not pay close attention to your car oil, then you should consider visiting an oil change service in Fountain Valley immediately.
For years, the prescribed interval for changing a car’s oil have been 3,000 miles or 3 months. The intervals for changing your oil hinge on several factors including age of vehicle, overall mechanical state of vehicle, as well as how hard your vehicle is driven on a daily basis.
The combination of friction, heat, and the oil oxidizing over time result in sludge, which starves the engine of vital lubricants making it seize. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and to read your auto manual for your specific vehicle requirements. If you are not checking that your vehicle has oil in it, and your car does run out – your engine will seize resulting in very expensive repairs and vehicle down time.
If you have any questions regarding our oil change service in Fountain Valley, contact Joes Car and Truck Repair at (719) 434-4084.