How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Every driver knows that regular maintenance of their car is an essential part of its upkeep, but one of the most important maintenance tasks is changing the oil. Oil is the lifeblood of your car, and its importance cannot be overstated. Regularly changing your vehicle's oil is essential for keeping your car running as it should and avoiding costly, untimely repairs.

Importance of Regular Oil Changes

Changing your car oil ensures your car runs smoothly and safely. Without oil, metal components would rub against each other and create excessive heat, leading to severe damage. The vehicle oil lubricates and cools the engine, but it breaks down over time due to heat and friction. As it breaks down, it becomes less effective and can cause damage to your engine. Regular oil changes help reduce the risk of engine failure, improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, and reduce emissions.

When Does Your Vehicle Need an Oil Change?

Usually, the owner’s manual provided by your vehicle’s manufacturer will state the best oil change schedule for your vehicle. Many cars today also come equipped with oil-life monitoring systems that calculate when you should change the oil based on the type of oil used and your driving habits. When the system senses that it’s time for an oil change, a light on the dashboard will illuminate, or a message will appear on the dashboard display. Generally, it’s recommended to get your oil changed every 5,000 to 7,500 kilometres, although this may vary depending on your driving habits as well as the type of car and oil you use.

Schedule an Oil Change with Us

If you need an oil change, come see us at Big 4 Motors in Calgary, Alberta, and benefit from our many service specials today. We're conveniently located near the cities of Red Deer, Airdrie, Chestermere, and Okotoks. Our experienced and friendly Service Centre staff will service your car quickly and efficiently so that you can get back on the road in no time.

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