North Madison, Ohio
6797 Chapel Rd.
Madison, OH 44057
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When Do You Need an Oil Change? February 23, 2017

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When Do You Need an Oil Change?, North Madison, Ohio

Scheduling an oil change at the appropriate time is a core element of any respectable car maintenance plan. With the help of savvy auto technicians, you’ll have all the fresh oil your engine needs. Madison Muffler and Auto of Lake County, OH, has become known as the region’s most trusted auto center. Whether you need a brake repair or a simple tuneup, the pros will restore your car to pristine condition. 

Here are three ways you can check to see if your car needs an oil change. 

  • oil changeUse a Dipstick: Inserting a dipstick into the appropriate part of your vehicle’s engine will let you know if your oil level is low. After you pull out the dipstick, look where the oil lines up on the object. If the depth is low, you’ll know it’s time for new oil.  
  • Examine the Color: Before it’s used, oil resembles the color of honey, but its appearance will change over time. As it accumulates dirt and other debris, it will turn much darker as it loses effectiveness. Once in a while take a peek to make sure it’s not black. 
  • Keep Track of Miles: It’s a good idea to consult your owner’s manual or speak with your mechanic about how many miles you can expect to drive before an oil change is necessary. While the amount will vary according to your make and model, it probably won’t be too far from 3,000 miles, which is the common indicator. 

The next time you need an oil change, drive over to Madison Muffler and Auto for unmatched service. You can ask more questions about your oil by calling (440) 428-2677. Learn more about the auto shop by visiting their website

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