Oil Change

Engine Oil

Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.

Changing the Oil

An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

Jacksonville Auto Repair Recommends

We suggest 3 months or 3,000 mile oil change interval unless your vehicle uses Synthetic oil which we suggest 6 month or 6,000 mile oil change interval. Many people go past these suggested intervals without significant problems, but getting your oil changed is a low cost maintenance service (compared to a engine replacement).

If you come into the shop for your oil change, this is what we also do.

  • Change the oil filter
  • Lubricate any chassis grease fittings
  • Check & fill tires to correct air pressures
  • Check all under the hood fluids
  • Install next oil change due reminder sticker
  • Dispose of your old oil & filter properly
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