If there is one automotive service that is most important for your vehicle, it is likely getting regular oil changes. Most modern vehicles these days take synthetic oil, and even if your car was designed to use conventional oil, synthetic will likely still be compatible. Your service technician can let you know for sure, or you can check with the manufacturer or your owner's manual. Here's what you need to know about synthetic oil changes.
Benefits of Synthetic Oil
It is in your best interest to choose synthetic oil over conventional oil if your vehicle allows for it. Across the board, synthetic oil is superior. For starters, it helps reduce your vehicle emissions, protecting our environment and reducing your carbon footprint every time you drive. It is better for your engine as well, offering greater resistance to buildup over time. You'll enjoy longer periods between oil changes, enabling you to bring your car in for service about every 5,000 miles instead of every 3,000. You'll also get better fuel economy, so you can cut back on trips to the gas pump. Finally, synthetic oil is better equipped to handle a wider range of temperatures, eliminating the need for waiting for your engine to warm up during cold weather.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE
Oil is critical for keeping the moving parts in your engine lubricated so that they can operate smoothly. Without regular oil changes, there will be a lot more wear and tear on your engine, which can lead to all kinds of other problems over the years. While synthetic oil does last longer than conventional oil, you'll still need regular oil changes to keep your engine running at its best.
How a Synthetic Oil Change Works
When you bring your vehicle in for a synthetic oil change, the first step is to drain the existing oil from your system to flush out any debris that has accumulated in the oil. Once your oil system is clean, your technician can add new oil. They'll likely replace the oil filter as well, which prevents any oil buildup from making its way into your engine. It is also a good idea to request an inspection of your vehicle at the same time as you have your oil change done. Because the technician will already be working under the hood, they'll have easy access to inspect the rest of your engine components to identify any potential trouble areas.
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At Findlay Buick GMC Prescott, we work with clients throughout Prescott City, Chino Valley, Aulden, Dewey-Humboldt, and the surrounding areas, and we'll be happy to handle all your oil change needs. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment, or feel free to stop by any time.