Without regular oil changes, your vehicle can start to run less efficiently and internal parts can start to wear down. Experts used to recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles, but breakthroughs in engine and oil technology have meant you can go much longer. These days, most manufacturers recommend 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes, but it’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual for more specific instructions.
Keep in mind, 7,000 to 10,000 miles is only a guideline – certain vehicles will require more frequent oil changes. If you use your vehicle for any of the following purposes, you should check with Los Gatos Acura to discover how soon your vehicle should be serviced:
It makes sense to check out these oil change facts before visiting our service center near San Jose.
Oil can leak out as well as break down, so you should check your oil level once a month to make sure you aren’t losing any. Without oil, your vehicle can suffer serious damage.
While checking the oil level, keep an eye out for any changes in color or signs of metal particles. If you notice either, arrange servicing without delay.
To keep running between Santa Clara and Monterey in first-class condition, arrange regular servicing and fluid changes with Las Gatos Acura. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Learn whether your Acura requires premium fuel to operate at peak performance, or continue your research by finding out how to rotate tires at home.