When Does Your Car Need an Oil Change?

Your car's engine depends on routine oil changes to help it stay in tip-top shape, but how often does your car need an oil change? How do oil changes help your vehicle? What happens if you don't change your oil regularly? Here at Stillman Volvo Cars in West Chester, we're here to help with all your oil change needs and provide answers to your oil change questions so that you can keep your vehicle's engine in great shape for as long as possible.

How often should I change my oil?

Most new cars need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months (whichever comes first) to help the engine run smoothly and efficiently. You may need more frequent oil changes depending on your driving habits, so we recommend checking your owner's manual for details on your car's specific needs.

What about the 3,000-mile oil change rule?

Cars, their engines, and the oil formulas we use to keep everything operating properly are more sophisticated nowadays, so some of the automotive rules that were treated as law in the past don't necessarily apply to modern vehicles. The 3,000-mile oil change rule is a thing of the past.

Why does my car need regular oil changes near Chadds Ford and Media?

The key to keeping your engine in excellent shape as you travel around the Downingtown and Glen Mills areas is treating it regular oil changes, which help your engine last longer and perform more efficiently.

Here are some of the top ways in which regular oil changes benefit your car:

  • Keeps engine components lubricated, which helps to keep your engine cool under the hood
  • Helps to reduce friction, which lessens wear and tear on your engine
  • Clears harmful oil contaminants like dirt particles that can damage your engine
  • Helps to keep engine clean by clearing out old oil and sludge

Is your car due for an oil change? Schedule service today at our service center serving Coatesville and Kennett Square today!

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