Why Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Mitsubishi Oil Change

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Why Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Oil changes are a simple service that when performed on a regular basis, can extend the life of your vehicle’s engine and therefore the overall life and performance of your vehicle. Unfortunately when it comes to oil changes, some drivers simply rely on mileage guidelines rather than indications that your oil needs to be changed. Despite it being a relatively inexpensive procedure, having your changed on a regular schedule will help you preserve money in the long run and preserve the life of your vehicle.

Why are Oil Changes Important?

Engine oil keeps many of the components of your engine running efficiently and helps eliminate carbon build up in the engine. As your vehicle runs, the engine can get very hot from all the revolutions and combustion that is needed to keep your vehicle moving. Engine oil helps decrease the amount of heat concentrated at the combustion chamber. This prevents the engine from overheating. As engine oil gets heated, varnish and carbon deposits can build up and lead to the formation of sludge. Regardless of the quality of oil being used, the additives that keep your engine running smoothly are used up. This is why you need to have your oil changed on a regular basis.

When Should I Get an Oil Change?

How often and what type of oil should be used depends on your vehicle and how many miles you drive. This is where your Mitsubishi owner’s manual will be useful. Normally auto shops will recommend you change your oil about every 3,000 miles. Drivers can do their part by monitoring the odometer for how many miles are driven. During extremes of weather, the lifespan of your engine oil can be compromised again, and that’s why it’s important to check your engine oil often and monitor for additional signs that your oil needs to be changed.

How to Know When My Oil Needs to be Changed?

In addition to following the manufacturers recommendation on how often to change your oil, there are a few signs that can indicate the need for an oil change. First, check the dipstick from the engine compartment. Wipe the excess oil on a piece of paper and put the dipstick back in place. If the oil is very dark and dirty, your oil must be changed. Another sign that your engine oil needs a change is that your engine may start to sound louder than normal, and you may hear a knocking, rumbling or roaring noise. Other signs of a needed oil change include the check engine light being displayed on the dash, burnt oil smell in your vehicle, or very dark exhaust smoke.

Oil Change Service in Gainesville, GA

Following the manufacturers recommendations on getting your oil changed will help extend the life of your vehicle and prevent damage to your engine. Be sure to visit Carriage Mitsubishi to inquire about an oil change or schedule an appointment online. Our factory-trained technicians will help you decide which oil type suits your vehicle’s needs best. They will also help diagnose any oil leaks in your vehicle and help keep your investment running like new.