When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

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Whether you’re the owner of a shiny new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or a used vehicle of some other make and model, getting your oil changed is one of the most important responsibilities you have as the owner of a vehicle. The general rule used to be to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. With newer technology, it’s generally agreed that most vehicles are okay with getting an oil change around every 5,000 miles. These intervals can vary slightly depending on the vehicle, though, so it’s important to get in touch with your Carrollton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service center to make sure you know the particulars for your make and model.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Oil is the lubricant that prevents excessive friction between the pistons and the inner walls of the housing. If you wait too long to get your oil changed, the oil can run low or get filled with debris. When that happens, excessive engine heating can occur, decreasing the performance and efficiency of the vehicle and putting you and those around you at risk.

How Do I Change My Oil?

If you would like to change your own oil, there are a number of steps you will need to take, including:

  1. Choosing the right kind of oil
  2. Preparing supplies and vehicle
  3. Draining oil from the drain plug
  4. Tightening the drain plug
  5. Changing the oil filter
  6. Adding new oil
  7. Making sure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Carrollton

While many enjoy projects like changing their own oil, others simply prefer the convenience and professionalism of a certified service center. At Scott Evans Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you can easily schedule an appointment for your next oil change, bring your car in, and be back on the road in no time! To save time in our service department, make an appointment for a full vehicle check-up, including having your tires rotated to help reduce tire tread wear. Before you do, make sure to check out our current service specials for any deals we’re currently running. Our service center is located at 2280 Bankhead Hwy in Carrollton, GA, and you can always contact us with any questions about Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram oil changes. Be sure to check out our similar guides including one on changing a flat tire, a guide for your check engine light, and a guide that outlines why you should always choose OEM parts over aftermarket ones.

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