First, what’s the point of motor oil in the first place? Motor oil performs a variety of functions in your engine. It lubricates the moving parts, it absorbs heat, and it ensures that everything works smoothly during those Murrells Inlet work commutes and Florence weekend adventures. Fresh, clean oil performs the job perfectly – but oil doesn’t last forever. As it ages, it gets dirty and thick. This can reduce your fuel economy, performance, and safety.
Your oil change interval may vary, depending on a number of factors. In the past, manufacturers recommended an oil change every 3,000 miles or do. But modern cars are more efficient and modern motor oil is more durable, so many manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. If you drive under extreme conditions, you’ll want to schedule your maintenance services a little earlier. The best way to check is to look at your owner’s manual – or feel free to contact our service department!
A certified technician can take care of your oil change quickly and effectively, so many drivers prefer to swing by our service department. Plus, you can get your tire rotations and filter changes are done at the same time. But if you have the technical skills and the right tools, you can change your oil yourself:
Now you know what happens if you don’t get your oil changed, and you’re ready to tackle car care like a pro! Whether you want supplies for a DIY oil change, want to know how to get rid of car mold, how to clean car seats, or you’re due for a maintenance visit, contact us at Beach Ford in Myrtle Beach for all of your automotive needs.