When you should get an oil change

performance-trucks-oil-changeDid you know there are more than 300 million vehicles on the road today? The key to having a working vehicle and keeping it healthy is having quality oil changes. Think of oil as your blood. You do not want to put unhealthy blood in your body, so why would you put bad oil into your car?

Sometimes companies will give you discounted oil changes but how do you know if you are really getting a good deal?

Most times, when a professional installs motor oil into your car, the business will confirm with the driver about what kind of oil is going to be put into your car. However, they will most likely use this as an opportunity to up sell you on the oil used.

Here is a simple checklist you should use to make an informed decision about your motor oil:

  • When to change: Check your owner’s manual for t

    he recommended oil change frequency. Your car may have an oil life monitor on it, as well, so keep close check on that.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Performance Trucks and we’ll treat your car the way it needs to be treated. Give us a call today at (334) 245-6600

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