How Often Should I Check My Oil? | Auto Repair Riverside CA 92502

How Often Should I Check My Oil? | Auto Repair Riverside CA 92502
How Often Should I Check My Oil? | Auto Repair Riverside CA 92502

Check My Oil Auto Repair Riverside CA 92502

It’s recommended that you check your car’s oil levels every week to keep things running smoothly between your six-monthly services. To correctly check your oil, follow these easy steps: Make sure your car is on a level surface, and the engine is cold. Remove the dipstick and wipe with a clean cloth.
Many car manufacturers have extended the oil change service interval mileage and this has caused many questions from our clients as to what the correct oil change interval should be.

Modern oils have increased engine life and protect other vital components better than ever and many engines are now coming with change intervals as high as 12,000 kilometers. These kinds of service intervals do not come without some concerns for us based on our experience servicing thousands of cars every year.

We believe every vehicle should be serviced at least twice a year or every 7,000 km during its first 100,000 km and every 5,000 k for cars over 100,000 km regardless of the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations (unless the manufacturers recommended mileage is less) and the reasons are outlined below:

1. Engines still consume oil and running out of oil is catastrophic to the engine, most people never check their oil, and we see engines several liters low on oil ALL the time. Waiting for another thousand kilometers may have run them completely empty.

2. Engines consume more oil as the mileage gets higher, therefore our change in recommendations at 100,000 km

3. Changing the oil frequently will prolong the engines life.

4. Clean oil will prolong oil seals life by keeping them soft and prevent leaks

5. Dirt, moisture and other contaminants build up in oil just as fast as they used to, and can cause drastic consequences if left in the engine too long.

6. No two cars are driven exactly the same way and the extended intervals are based on ideal conditions, that many of our cars never see.

7. Most vehicles only get a maintenance inspection when the oil is being changed, inspection of filters and items that wear with age, twice a year is our recommendation to keep your car safe and reliable.

It’s recommended that you check your car’s oil levels every week to keep things running smoothly between your six-monthly services. To correctly check your oil, follow these easy steps: Make sure your car is on a level surface, and the engine is cold. Remove the dipstick and wipe with a clean cloth.
Engines still consume oil and running out of oil is catastrophic to the engine, most people never check their oil, and we see engines several liters low on oil ALL the time.

Stop by or give us a call for your next oil change.

Call us today to obtain additional information about our services or to schedule a service appointment.

Autotech
Phone: 951-784-1090

 

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