Oil Changes in Holly

Many people who own a vehicle do not know all of the steps that they need to take in order to keep their vehicle up and running as well as possible for as long as possible. However, at Armstead Automotive Repair, the mechanics and technicians are ready and willing to help keep your vehicle on the road.

One of the biggest steps that you can take to keep your vehicle in good working order is to get your engine oil changed regularly. The oil in your vehicle is a lubricant that is necessary to keep your engine running smoothly. Without engine oil, the moving metal parts of a vehicle's engine would grind against one another causing friction and catastrophic damage. As such, it is important to know when to bring your car in for an oil change.

Every 3,000 Miles

In general, you should bring your vehicle in for a routine oil change every 3,000 miles on your odometer. The engine oil in your vehicle will recycle through your engine numerous times over the course of these 3,000 miles. And over time, the oil will become thicker and laden with debris. As such, you need to change your oil to maintain viscosity so the oil can move through your engine easily.

Audible Engine Knocking or Other Noises

While routine oil changes are important, you may also need oil changes when your vehicle begins acting up. If you notice that your engine is making banging or knocking noises when you are idling or driving, there is a good chance that you do not have enough oil in your vehicle or the oil is too thick to move through the engine. Take your vehicle in for an inspection and an oil change as soon as possible. 

Now that you know the reasons to get an oil change, you can be sure to contact Armstead Automotive Repair when you are in need of vehicle care and repair.

For more information about how oil changes work, watch the video below!