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Even though oil changes are relatively simple and inexpensive, many vehicle owners are confused as to what kind of oil change is required for their car. Find your owner’s manual (it should be in the glove compartment of your vehicle) and check out the recommended oil change service interval recommended by the car manufacturer.

In order to answer your question, “Which oil change should I get?” here are five facts you should know about oil changes:

  1. Purpose of oil. Oil lubricates the engine so that the metal components don’t grind against each other and cause overheating. A simple oil change carries away the dirt, dust, and other contaminants that would otherwise clog engine parts.
  2. Oil change interval. The correct interval will depend on the age of your vehicle, the type of oil you use, and your driving habits and conditions. It used to be normal to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but with modern lubricants, most engines today have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles. With full-synthetic motor oil, you may be able to go as far as 15,000 miles between services!
  3. Dashboard light. Even with the advancement in engine oil, many vehicles still have the dashboard light programmed to come on automatically at 3,000-5,000 miles after the last oil change. In some cars, that light might not come on until the level of oil is already too low and doesn’t take into account your driving conditions. So, don’t rely on the dashboard light but stick to a regular schedule.
  4. Viscosity. You are probably aware that oil has different viscosity ratings for cold and hot climates. During winter, your car will benefit from oil with a lower viscosity rating. Summer would require a higher viscosity rating. Just remember to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the preferred viscosity for your car in the particular driving conditions.
  5. Conventional, premium, and synthetic oils. Certain high-tech engines require synthetic oils, while more mainstream engines typically use conventional oils. Premium oils offer extra additives that may be useful for special driving needs. And there are blends that combine synthetic and premium conventional oils, often used for trucks and SUVs.

Needing a quality oil change? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today to find out about our oil change coupons and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Are you asking, Which oil change should I get? Read your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change interval and ask your mechanic about oil change coupons.

Even though oil changes are relatively simple and inexpensive, many vehicle owners are confused as to what kind of oil change is required for their car. Find your owner’s manual (it should be in the glove compartment of your vehicle) and check out the recommended oil change service interval recommended by the car manufacturer.

In order to answer your question, “Which oil change should I get?” here are five facts you should know about oil changes:

  1. Purpose of oil. Oil lubricates the engine so that the metal components don’t grind against each other and cause overheating. A simple oil change carries away the dirt, dust, and other contaminants that would otherwise clog engine parts.
  2. Oil change interval. The correct interval will depend on the age of your vehicle, the type of oil you use, and your driving habits and conditions. It used to be normal to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but with modern lubricants, most engines today have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles. With full-synthetic motor oil, you may be able to go as far as 15,000 miles between services!
  3. Dashboard light. Even with the advancement in engine oil, many vehicles still have the dashboard light programmed to come on automatically at 3,000-5,000 miles after the last oil change. In some cars, that light might not come on until the level of oil is already too low and doesn’t take into account your driving conditions. So, don’t rely on the dashboard light but stick to a regular schedule.
  4. Viscosity. You are probably aware that oil has different viscosity ratings for cold and hot climates. During winter, your car will benefit from oil with a lower viscosity rating. Summer would require a higher viscosity rating. Just remember to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the preferred viscosity for your car in the particular driving conditions.
  5. Conventional, premium, and synthetic oils. Certain high-tech engines require synthetic oils, while more mainstream engines typically use conventional oils. Premium oils offer extra additives that may be useful for special driving needs. And there are blends that combine synthetic and premium conventional oils, often used for trucks and SUVs.

Needing a quality oil change? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today to find out about our oil change coupons and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Haley Krotz
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
Mon:8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
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