Oil Changes

oil-changes

Every vehicle needs clean motor oil to keep it running smoothly. When your engine runs, tiny debris and grime can start to build up and sit in the oil as metal parts rub together. Clean oil ensures that all of the internal components are properly lubricated and that your engine is protected from overheating. When it comes to good vehicle maintenance, oil changes are one of the most essential pieces of the puzzle. If you’re ready for your next oil change, come see us at Legendary Auto in Cumming, Georgia.

When your motor oil cycles through the engine, it starts to turn into a thick consistency that can get into your engine and stop the parts from moving. If you notice a knocking sound and vibrations coming from your engine, it’s probably time for an oil and filter change. Dirty oil will be extremely thick and dark in color, while clean motor oil should have a nice amber-golden hue. Use your dipstick to check your oil levels and the health of your oil just to be sure if you’re in doubt. If you don’t get oil changes on a regular basis, your engine could seize and stop running altogether!

In general, you should have an oil and filter change done every 3,000 miles. However, some vehicles can go up to 7,500 miles without one depending on the habits of the driver and normal driving conditions. The best way to check how often you should have an oil change is to read your vehicle owner’s manual. It will serve as a guide to explain just how often the oil in your particular make and model need to be changed. It should also let you know if your car needs regular or synthetic oil. And if you’re not sure, take it into our facility and we’ll make sure you’re getting the motor oil your car needs to run smoothly.

If you drive “normally,” you might not need an oil change as often as other vehicles. However, if you have a lot of uphill driving, drive in a lot of deep snow, or you deal with heavy traffic on a regular basis, then oil changes should be done more frequently. Get to know your personal driving habits and your car so you can tell when the oil and filter need to be changed. We can also help you come up with a workable schedule so you’ll always remember when to bring your vehicle in for preventative maintenance services. Once you get into the habit of getting regular oil changes, your vehicle will thank you for it. It’s also one of the best ways you can prevent serious engine damage and expensive repairs in the future.

For your vehicle service and repair needs, be sure to visit the experts at Legendary Auto in Cumming, GA or give us a call at 678-571-3521 to talk to one of our friendly staff members and schedule an appointment.