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Change is Good (Oil Change)

Posted December 13, 2020 11:05 AM

You've heard that expression, change is good.  When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine.  But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here are some guidelines that will help.

It used to be pretty much a rule of thumb that vehicles got their oil changed once every 3 months or 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers.  But times have changed.  Oil formulations have gotten better and engine designs have made longer oil change intervals possible. 

Most experts advise you to read the recommendations that come from the manufacturer that designed and built your vehicle.  Their designers and engineers know more about your vehicle than anyone else.  They spell out their recommended oil change interval and type of oil in your owner's manual.  Many automakers say you can go at least 5,000 miles/8,000 kilometers between oil changes and many recommend even longer intervals now.  If you use synthetic oil, it doesn't have to be changed as often. 

Ever wonder why you have to change your oil?  Your vehicle lives in a dirty environment.  Contaminants build up in your engine oil and, after time, they inhibit the lubricating properties of the oil.  Without optimal lubrication, increased friction inside the engine starts wearing down the metal parts, shortening the engine's life.

Not only do vehicle manufacturers recommend oil change intervals in the manual, many also now alert drivers by a light or other electronic indicator on your dash.  It doesn't exactly say, "Hey, time get your oil changed. This oil's starting to wear on me." But it does give you a pretty good hint.  Some of these warning systems simply measure the distance you've traveled.  More sophisticated vehicles have sensors that measure temperature, driving time and engine revolutions to determine when the oil is getting past its useful life.  Here's one situation where it's easy to see the light.  Do yourself a favor and don't wait too long before coming in for an appointment at Superior Auto Care. 

Oh, and driving habits matter, too.  Short trips with a lot of stop-and-go driving will stress your engine and oil more than longer trips at highway speeds. 

And here's one more plus side to getting your oil changed regularly at Superior Auto Care in CAPE CORAL.  Our technician will also keep an eye on the rest of your vehicle to spot anything that might need attention.

The bottom line is this: Oil changes are good for your vehicle in so many ways and probably the most important maintenance service you can get.

Superior Auto Care
2112 DEL PRADO BLVD S
CAPE CORAL, FL 33990
(239) 574-2121
http://www.superiorautocare.net



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    , 01/21/2022

    This was my first experience at Superior. Shane, the manager, greeted me, and listened attentively to what I needed done. In a timely fashion, Shane called me and shared with me what needed to be done with my car. The estimate was clear, and fairly priced. When I arrived to pick up the car, I was a little early. All of the mechanics, dropped what they were doing, to help finish up my car. The mechanics were very professional, personable, and quickly finished my car. This garage was an A+ experience. Oh, and the quality of work was superior!!

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    , 01/21/2022

    This is an A number one place. Friendly, fair and they do good work. I'm so lucky they're close by. It can be hard to find a place with this much integrity.

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    , 01/21/2022

    My clutch burnt out on my VW Jetta on a sat. I had my car towed to Superior on a strong recommendation of a friend. Monday morning, Manny the outstanding manager had an super reasonable estimate for me. I told him I’m an Uber driver and needed my car fix ASAP as it’s how I provide for myself. With all the challenges of parts etc Team Manny got it done in a few days. He has an outstanding staff of Jose the mechanic that work on my car along with Frank. I strongly urge you to consider Superior and Team Manny for you car needs

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    , 01/17/2022

    Explained the issues and gave me options and prices for repairs. Work was done in timely fashion and priced reasonably. Very professional in responses, etc.

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    , 01/12/2022

    Family is so kind and honest! We take all our vehicles there!

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    , 01/04/2022

    Great service. Got me in a lot earlier than my appointment. Great value. VERY PROFESSIONAL.

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