Engine oil is what lubricates your vehicle’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. You must maintain your car’s engine by changing the oil and using the appropriate oil for your car’s make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow you to monitor oil levels and add oil as needed.
An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. “The Engine Oil Bible” maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multiweight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil. If the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak, and a mechanic should look at the car.
Visit Shaffer’s Auto Body today or call to schedule a convenient and professional oil change.