How often should I get an oil change?

Other than putting gas in the tank, an oil change is the service most often performed on your car. However, many drivers are unaware of when their vehicle requires an oil change. On average, automobiles need an oil change approximately every 7,500 miles. That being said, rather than picking an arbitrary number, it is recommended to consult the vehicle’s owner manual for the advised number of mileage preceding an oil change. This resource provides information for different cars and the frequency with which they need an oil change.

The concern with constant oil changes goes beyond the cost to drivers; there is also an environmental concern regarding the impact of throwing away oil which is still clean and usable. That being said, oil changes are an important component of auto maintenance.

An engine oil change is a relatively simple auto service and therefore it is widely underrated. Oftentimes touted as the most important part of the car’s maintenance schedule, nothing will shorten engine lifespan faster than missed oil changes.

What happens if you don’t change the oil in your car? It won’t run out, but it will continue to get dirtier and dirtier. The additives in the dirty oil will boil out and contaminants will form in the crankcase. The contaminants will eat metal parts and the water will collect over time and form sludges. After some time, more abrasive particles of metal will be suspended in the oil, wearing away the parts of the engine the oil is supposed to protect. It is because of this, among other reasons, that regular oil changes are of importance.

At Cassels Garags we offer a variety of vehicle services, including oil changes, auto repairs, fleet maintenance and more. If you are looking for an auto shop in Melbourne, FL look no further.