When should you get an oil change?

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There are over 300 million vehicles on the road today. The key to those 300 million vehicles staying on the road is by staying healthy through quality oil changes. Your vehicle’s oil is the equivalent to your own blood. You wouldn’t give yourself tainted blood so why would you put bad oil in your car?

If you get the cheapest oil change available, are you really giving yourself a good deal if it is detrimental to your car? Probably not.

When a professional installs motor oil into your car, it is is best to find out what oil they are using. But be careful, some companies may use this as an opportunity to upsell you on oil.

Want to make an informed decision on your motor oil? Here’s a checklist on finding out the best time to change your oil.

  • When to change: Check your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change frequency. Your car may have an oil life monitor on it, as well, so keep close check on that.
  • Does the oil meet your performance level recommended for your car?: The type of motor oil used in your car matters on two levels: the type of vehicle you have and how you use it. You should check your vehicle manufacturer manual  to find the motor oil recommended for your level of performance.
  • Know what you are getting: The professional should be able to tell you the brand name, viscosity grade, and performance level of the oil before they pour it into your car. Ask for it in writing or receipt. If they can’t confirm what they’re putting in your car or won’t write it down, you should consider a different oil change service at another location.

Your car matters and so does the oil you put inside it. To make sure you are getting a quality oil change, stop on by AAMCO in Merriam and we’ll get your car a great oil change! Give us a call today at (913) 766-2350.


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