When customers confess they are overdue an oil change, I immediately get worried. Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. The most important fact that I try to emphasize to our customers is that oil is like the blood in your body. Without the proper amount of oil and consistency, your vehicle will die. The function of oil is to keep those moving parts of the engine lubricated and absorb heat from the engine so that overheating doesn’t occur. Over time, the oil breaks down, and gets dirty, and hence, routine oil changes are needed. The most frequent question I get is, “How often should I change my oil?” Now, before this can be answered, you need to know what type of oil the manufacturer recommends for your vehicle. Excluding diesel oil, there are two options. There is synthetic blend and full synthetic.
So once you have that answer, we recommend, for synthetic blend to have it changed every 5,000 miles, and for full synthetic oil, we recommend changing it every seven to 10,000 miles. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Can I use a full synthetic oil, even if the manufacturer recommends synthetic blend, so I can go longer between oil changes?” The answer is yes. Since full synthetic has better properties than that synthetic blend oil. So if you don’t think you have time in your schedule for a synthetic blend oil change every 5,000 miles, then tell your technician to switch your oil to the full synthetic oil, giving you a longer time between oil changes. Don’t neglect your vehicle so it won’t let you down. Thank you for watching and check out a new video every Wednesday at 12:30, where we discuss a different topic. Thank you.