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Get the Most from Your Motor Oil

If you are unsure whether or not your vehicle needs an oil change, it’s best to lean on the side of caution. After all, motor oil serves an important function to protect engine components and can only do its job when it’s kept clean and fresh. Oil changes help your vehicle, but sometimes they can be burdensome to our schedules and wallets. If you want to minimize how often you visit the auto shop and maximize your maintenance budget, we have a few tips to help you get the most out of your vehicle’s motor oil and extend the time between oil changes.

Follow Recommendations

When you visit our shop for an oil change, our experienced technicians do the math for you. We take a few key factors into account to generate a good estimate as to when your vehicle will need its next oil change. Keeping your budget in mind, we want this interval to maximize the current motor oil in the engine, without putting the system at risk of any damage. Taking into account factory recommendations and your individual driving habits, we come up with a suggested interval and place a reminder on your windshield. Use this sticker as a guideline to maximize your oil change schedule.

Practice Good Driving Habits

Did you know that how you drive can influence how fast your car needs repairs and maintenance? Conservative driving habits can protect your vehicle against damage. Consider allowing your vehicle to accelerate smoothly and slowly, instead of smashing the gas as soon as the light turns green. Similarly, your vehicle could benefit from a longer braking distance, instead of slamming on the brakes at the last minute. Practice these good driving habits to get the most out of your engine oil.

Don’t Skip Maintenance

If you really want to save money on your vehicle’s expenses, it’s important to never skip maintenance service. Oil changes protect your vehicle against more costly and severe problems, so you could save time, stress, and money with preventative measures. Although maintenance costs can add up, they greatly outweigh the frustration and expense of serious auto repairs.

Give us a call at Son Ray’s Service Center, You’re Taken Care Of!

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