It does not matter what type of car you drive; the maintenance basics are the same. Changing the oil on a regular interval is not only at the top of the maintenance list but it is the simplest thing you can do to give your engine an extended life. The oil is the lifeblood of the engine. Eventually, it will start to break down and contaminants will build up and turn to sludge. Once this starts happening, your engine is at risk.
How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?
Many Athens’s drivers wonder how often they should get their oil changed, and it really depends on the vehicle and the manufacturer’s recommendation. Most mechanics recommend that it should be between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. With that said, your owner’s manual is the best resource.
If you drive a lot in the stop-and-go-traffic in Atlanta Metro or in the North GA Mountains, you might need to get more frequent oil changes. With the hot and cold weather that we experience in Georgia, your vehicle may also require more frequent changes.
Choosing the Correct Oil
Does it really matter what type of oil I put in my car? Of course it does! Your engine is designed to work with specific oil types. However, the weight of the oil can vary based on the season. The technicians at Import Car Doctors will be able to advise you on the type and the weight of oil that should be used in your vehicle.
A Key Part of Your Preventative Maintenance
You may think that oil changes are routine, but the reality is that changing the oil and the oil filter is a big part of preventative maintenance. No matter what type of oil is used, it will end up losing its lubrication properties over time. Therefore, it will not be able to lubricate the engine as well as it should. So, it is important to get your oil changed at recommended intervals. The technicians at Import Car Doctors will be glad to assist you in your preventative maintenance.
Because we do not want you to be inconvenienced, we offer shuttle cars to take you where you need to go as well as early and late drop-off. Trust your vehicle to Import Car Doctors in Athens. We service all makes and models of Domestic, Asian, and European cars and trucks.