The Most Important Maintenance for Keeping Your Car Running – Oil Change

Oil changes are by far the most important maintenance service you could get for your car. Being on top of that prolongs the life of your vehicle and prevents expensive work!


Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Do you know the most frequent service you’re going to be doing to your vehicle? You’re right. It’s the oil change, and how often you do it, determined by two factors. Number one: what kind of driver you? Are you that driver who is doing short trips, you’re not driving on the highway for long periods of time? You’re hauling your head favorite heavy items like that boat or trailer, or you’re driving on dirt roads? If that describes you, then you’re an extreme driver and you’re doing your oil changes from 1,000-3,000 miles. But like most of us average drivers, we would be doing our oil changes depending on the type of oil our manufacturer recommends.

Now, all oil starts in the ground, whether it’s conventional, full synthetic. They both have excellent lubricant and protective qualities. Conventional oil is crude oil. It is good for your car. It does have those excellent qualities, but full synthetic is the crude oil that has been distilled and refined and modified and it has improved qualities. It keeps the engine cleaner, it protects the engine longer, it flows better in the cold temperature, and it protects better in the hot temperatures. If you have those turbocharge parts, it helps them perform at peak performance. Full synthetic oil, changes are done because of these improved qualities from 7,000 to 10,000 miles where your conventional oil changes are done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Now be aware. When you have a full synthetic oil change, you’re paying more money. Why? Because you’re getting double the time between the oil changes, and you’re getting an improved oil from conventional oil. You’re trading up.

Now, I’ve heard many people say that “I’ve used conventional oil, I can’t switch to full synthetic.” That’s a myth. You can always trade up to better oil for your car, but what you shouldn’t do is if your manufacturer recommends full synthetic, you shouldn’t use anything other than full synthetic. Now, if you like what I said, press the like button. Share the information. Let everybody understand when they should get their oil change. Press the share button, and if you have a comment or you have a question for me to answer, put it in the questions or comments below. Thank you so much for watching my video. Come see me to get your oil changed. That’s an important service.