The Importance of Oil Changes
It’s often the simplest maintenance that can be the most costly when overlooked. Going too long without an oil change is easy to do. That said, having routine oil changes over time is one of the easiest ways to prolong the life of your vehicle, keep it running efficiently, and avoid expensive repairs down the line. Gem Mazda is ready to help you with a quick and convenient oil change. Just schedule service today!
Why is oil important?
Engine oil acts as a lubricant and helps cool things down under your hood. Consider that your engine is made up of many tiny parts rubbing together, and you’ll see how much heat and friction is generated! Without plenty of clean oil, that friction and heat can wear down parts of your engine. Anyone who has been in the unfortunate situation of needing engine repairs knows that it is a costly situation. Regular and simple oil changes can help you avoid engine repairs in the future.
When should I have my oil changed?
The answer to this question varies depending on the kind of vehicle you drive and the type of driving you do. The old rule of thumb was to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Now, most cars can go much longer than that without an oil change. In fact, many can go up to 10,000 miles. If you drive regularly on dusty roads or in extreme temperatures, you may want to have your oil changed more often than your owner’s manual recommends. The experts at Gem Mazda’s service department can help you determine what’s right for your vehicle.
What kind of oil should I use?
Some automakers suggest synthetic oi that can last much longer than conventional oil. Being sure to use the correct oil in your vehicle will help its performance. Talk to our service technicians about your options. We’ll help you choose the right oil for the way you drive and your vehicle.