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Experienced drivers already know that the most cost-effective maintenance item to keep your vehicle in the best shape is to schedule regular oil changes. However, many mechanics report that they have vehicles brought in for repair because of engine damage caused by dirty or low oil. Either the drivers didn’t know what oil to use or they simply waited too long between oil changes. They then discover that the cost of an engine repair is far more than an oil change service.

Here are a few things every driver should know about oil changes:

  1. The purpose of oil. Oil lubricates the parts of the engine so they don’t grind against each other creating excess friction and heat. Oil also carries away dirt, dust, and other contaminants as it flows through the engine.
  2. The oil change interval. The right oil change interval required for your vehicle will vary depending on its age, the type of oil used, and your driving conditions. Be sure to read your owner’s manual or ask your mechanic for advice. The right interval could be anywhere between 3,000 miles (for older vehicles using conventional oil) up to 15,000 miles (for new vehicles using full-synthetic oil).
  3. Warning light. Drivers should not rely on the dashboard warning light before changing the oil as many are programmed to come on around 3,000 to 5,000 miles after the last oil change. The engine may already be low on oil before that light comes on.
  4. Temperature affects oil. Designations indicating the viscosity of oil have been developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Some oils are designed to be thinner (less viscous) when cold and more viscous (thicker) when hot. For example, 10W-30 oil—the "10W" corresponds to the lower viscosity when the engine is cold—the "30" refers to the higher viscosity when the engine is hot and running normally.
  5. Conventional, premium, and synthetic oils. Typically, high-performance engines require synthetic oil, while the “average” engine uses conventional oils. Blends combining synthetic, premium, or conventional oils are typically used for trucks and SUVs.

Tip to Remember: Read your owner’s manual to find out what is the best oil change for your vehicle. Or ask your mechanic for recommendations on what is best for your vehicle.

Need to know more about how many miles should you get an oil change? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for information about their oil change coupons and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Wondering how many miles should you get an oil change? Call Proshop Automotive for information about their oil change coupons.

Experienced drivers already know that the most cost-effective maintenance item to keep your vehicle in the best shape is to schedule regular oil changes. However, many mechanics report that they have vehicles brought in for repair because of engine damage caused by dirty or low oil. Either the drivers didn’t know what oil to use or they simply waited too long between oil changes. They then discover that the cost of an engine repair is far more than an oil change service.

Here are a few things every driver should know about oil changes:

  1. The purpose of oil. Oil lubricates the parts of the engine so they don’t grind against each other creating excess friction and heat. Oil also carries away dirt, dust, and other contaminants as it flows through the engine.
  2. The oil change interval. The right oil change interval required for your vehicle will vary depending on its age, the type of oil used, and your driving conditions. Be sure to read your owner’s manual or ask your mechanic for advice. The right interval could be anywhere between 3,000 miles (for older vehicles using conventional oil) up to 15,000 miles (for new vehicles using full-synthetic oil).
  3. Warning light. Drivers should not rely on the dashboard warning light before changing the oil as many are programmed to come on around 3,000 to 5,000 miles after the last oil change. The engine may already be low on oil before that light comes on.
  4. Temperature affects oil. Designations indicating the viscosity of oil have been developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Some oils are designed to be thinner (less viscous) when cold and more viscous (thicker) when hot. For example, 10W-30 oil—the "10W" corresponds to the lower viscosity when the engine is cold—the "30" refers to the higher viscosity when the engine is hot and running normally.
  5. Conventional, premium, and synthetic oils. Typically, high-performance engines require synthetic oil, while the “average” engine uses conventional oils. Blends combining synthetic, premium, or conventional oils are typically used for trucks and SUVs.

Tip to Remember: Read your owner’s manual to find out what is the best oil change for your vehicle. Or ask your mechanic for recommendations on what is best for your vehicle.

Need to know more about how many miles should you get an oil change? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for information about their oil change coupons and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez
Proshop AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Colton, CA

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1441 N La Cadena Dr, Colton, CA 92324909-777-9000service@proshopautomotive.net
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Tue:08:00am - 05:00pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:00pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:00pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:00pm
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