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How Often Does My Car Need Oil Changes? August 29, 2017

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How Often Does My Car Need Oil Changes?, Newark, Ohio

Completing routine maintenance on your vehicle keeps it running properly and helps you avoid preventable repairs down the road. An easy way to keep your car in excellent working order is to change the oil on a regular basis. However, knowing how frequently to do this can be a bit confusing. To clear the matter up, Brown’s Transmission, a third generation car mechanic in Newark, OH, explains how often you should get oil changes and why.

Oil lubricates engine parts to keep them running smoothly, in addition to cooling them down. Without oil, your motor will fail. Engine repairs can be expensive, so keeping up with regular oil changes can help keep your car out of the auto repair shop.

Oil ChangesHistorically, the rule of thumb for oil changes was to swap it out every 3,000 miles. However, as petroleum products and vehicles have become more efficient, that number has increased. Depending on several conditions, your car may get upward of 10,000 miles before requiring service.

On average, a newer model car used under normal working conditions can expect at least 5,000 miles between services. However, you should first consult your owner's manual to determine your vehicle’s oil change schedule and which type of oil you need. If you use synthetic products, you can get between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between service. However, older vehicles might require traditional products that need replacing more frequently. If you aren't sure, your car mechanic can provide recommendations to you. 

Additionally, your location and vehicle use play a significant role in how often you require oil changes. Residents of hot, dusty areas should swap out oil and filters more often. If you use your vehicle for hauling heavy items or you regularly tow trailers, pulling the additional weight causes your engine to work harder. 

Scheduling routine service with an experienced mechanic will make a difference in how long your car lasts. For almost 60 years, Newark, OH, residents and businesses have depended on Brown's Transmission to provide them reliable, honest auto repair work. Whether you need a basic oil change or a complete mechanical overhaul, they’re the company to trust. Call (740) 522-4459 to schedule an appointment or visit them online to learn more about the business.

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