The Importance of Oil Change Service

Keeping your engine engine healthy is key to keeping your vehicle running in peak condition. There is a great deal of debate on how often an engine’s oil should be changed and what factors can cause your oil to need changing more frequently. Without regular care, neglecting oil changes can lead to a number of negative effects on your vehicle's engine.

Clean oil serves to provide a number of benefits to your engine, including:

  • Improved gas mileage

  • Vehicle longevity

  • Proper engine lubrication

  • Keeps engine clear of wear particles and sludge

  • Engine component cooling

It is recommended that car owners change their oil every 3,000-7,000 miles to keep them running smoothly. Besides watching mileage, other factors that may indicate the need for an oil change are oil that has turned black, “Check Engine” or “Check Oil” light, or an engine that becomes noisy or jumpy.

There are certain elements that can cause your vehicle to need more frequent oil changes, such as environmental factors, operating styles, and driving conditions. Factors that may cause you to need more frequent oil changes are:

  • If your vehicle is used for towing purposes

  • If your driving style includes rapid acceleration or deceleration

  • If you are driving for long periods of time at high altitudes

  • If your vehicle is consistently exposed to extreme heat

When you are ready for your next oil change, come by Sewell Toyota and let our professional service team take care of your vehicle. Give us a call at (940) 322-7283 or schedule your service online. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-6 PM and Saturdays 8 AM-5 PM.

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