Oil Changes in Hudson, NH

 

Getting a regular oil change is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle in good working order and to give it the longest possible life. Yet many people don't get the oil changes they need or do it on the appropriate schedule - sometimes because they don't understand what this service does or why it's important, and sometimes because they don't want to spend the time or the money to get it done. 

Working with the right mechanic can make this easier. The expert service technicians at Granite Subaru can help you develop the right maintenance schedule for your vehicle, including oil changes, and can make the process more convenient for you through flexible scheduling and appointment reminders. 

Why You Need an Oil Change

Your vehicle's engine has a lot of moving parts, such as pistons, and they can become overheated with too much friction. Oil helps to lubricate these parts so that they move easily and remain at a reasonable temperature. If the oil becomes dirty, it can thicken and won't do its job as well, and the engine can overheat. In some cases, the engine can even seize up, or parts can fuse to one another. If that happens, you will be dealing with very expensive repairs. 

You can avoid a lot of trouble and save a lot of money by simply getting regular oil changes on the right schedule. Oil changes will keep your oil clean and at the appropriate levels, helping to protect your engine. 

How Often Should You Get an Oil Change

Typically, most vehicles will need an oil change every 3,000 miles or every three months - whichever comes first. Both time and use can cause your oil to become dirty and impair its performance, so it's important that you take both into consideration. 

It's important that you check your vehicle's manual for specific recommendations. Some newer vehicles have a recommendation to get an oil change every 5,000 miles - and sometimes more. 

In addition to looking at the manufacturer recommendations, you will also need to discuss your vehicle's needs and driving habits with your mechanic. The service technicians at Granite Subaru will talk with you about how much you drive, whether you spend a lot of time in traffic or on open highways, what kind of environmental conditions your vehicle is exposed to, whether you haul heavy loads, and more. Any of these things can influence the frequency at which you need an oil change. 

Schedule Your Oil Change with Granite Subaru Today

Don't put off your oil change and risk serious damage to your vehicle. Call Granite Subaru today to schedule your oil change and any other maintenance that your vehicle needs. Our experienced service technicians will help you determine the right maintenance schedule to keep your vehicle healthy and to extend its life. We will partner with you to protect and care for your vehicle, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment for the longest time. Call us today to schedule your service.