One of the best things you can do to extend the life of your car is to get regular oil changes. Oil is vital to your engine health. It helps decrease engine heat and lubricate moving parts so that your engine performs at its best. You can get your oil changed at Premier Nissan of Fremont.
The short answer is at least twice a year, but the best answer lies in your owner’s manual. The manual contains manufacturer recommendations to extend the life of your vehicle. The manufacturer knows your vehicle best, so consult your owner’s manual. Many suggestions say to change your oil every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, but with technological advances today you can go as long as 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Check your owner’s manual for all your auto maintenance needs and the schedules for how often it should be done. It is important to remember also that an oil change is not just about mileage. Even if you do not drive your vehicle very often, you still need to get regular oil changes because in time your oil will lose some ability to protect your engine.
While your main reason to get your oil changed is to extend the life of your engine, it is also an opportunity to have other maintenance done, such as checking tire pressure, inspecting the brakes, and topping off fluids such as brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and windshield washer fluid. It is also an opportunity to request an engine checkup to ensure there are no impending problems that may need to be addressed with your vehicle.
Oil lubricates several moving parts which would otherwise get badly damaged from metal moving against metal. Oil reduces friction between moving parts which reduces the heat that is generated from that movement. Oil also is responsible for helping to keep your engine clean because it traps dirt and debris like dust and tiny metal fragments, which are then moved into the oil filter. The filter traps these particles and keeps them from being re-circulated throughout your engine, which could cause damage.
Remember an oil change not only extends the life of your vehicle, but it also saves you money in the long run. If your car is operating at its peak, then your engine is clean and well lubricated because of your oil. Regular oil changes mean you will also get better gas mileage because your engine will not have to work as hard.
When you are ready for an oil change, come to Premier Nissan of Fremont for service. Our team of certified mechanics and technicians will help keep you on the road. We specialize in Nissan models like the Altima and Rogue, but we service all makes and models of vehicles. Stop in today and let us help you stay safe on the road with a vehicle that provides reliable service for the long term.