Need an oil change near Asheboro, NC? Come to Asheboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a professional oil change and more.
Learn why a quality oil change can improve your vehicle's health and make a huge difference in how your vehicle operates. Knowing why and when you should change your oil can help prevent future expensive vehicle problems.
Why You Need Regular Oil Changes
Oil plays a vital role in the overall health of your vehicle. Engines are full of moving parts, and oil helps lubricate these parts by cutting down on friction when the parts come in contact with one another. Heat from friction can cause all sorts of problems with engine parts. Deteriorated oil can cease to properly lubricate these parts as well.
If you ignore oil changes, you can have a costly engine disaster on your hands, as contaminants and sludge will form in the crankcase, eat metal parts, collect water, and worse.
Checking Your Oil with a Dipstick
You can tell if you need an oil change by a few different methods. If an unpleasant smell emanates from your engine or you notice the oil becoming dirty, these are clear indications for an oil change.
A dipstick helps you check to see if the oil needs to be changed.
- First, make sure your engine has been turned off for at least ten minutes.
- Pop your hood and locate the dipstick.
- Pull out the dipstick and wipe it across a lint-free cloth.
- Then place the dipstick back in the reservoir and pull it out.
- Check for an oily film on the dipstick's end.
Note the level and color of oil. If the oil level is low, you might need to add more oil. If the oil is a clear golden brown color, your oil is in good shape. If it's a silty dark brown or black with floating particles, it's time to bring your car in for service.
Schedule An Appointment for Your Next Oil Change
The general recommendation for oil changes is every 5,000 miles with an average range of 3,000-10,000 miles.
However, your needs may vary due to the age of your car and your driving habits. If you travel often, you'll need more frequent oil changes than someone who uses the car occasionally. Older cars tend to need service more regularly than newer cars.
Whether you're hauling the travel basketball team to weekend tournaments in a Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan, running local errands around town in a Dodge Dart or Jeep Compass, or embarking on an off-road adventure in a Jeep Wrangler, make sure you are aware of your driving habits to realize when you should bring in your vehicle for an oil change.
The good news is our factory-trained technicians at Asheboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram know exactly when you should schedule a service appointment. When you bring your vehicle to our CDJR Service Center, whether it's a new vehicle or a pre-owned vehicle, we'll be able to match your car with the right kind of oil and give you a solid estimate on when your next oil change should be.