How Often Should I Get An Oil Change? - V&F Auto Inc

How Often Should I Get An Oil Change?

Oil changes can be a hassle but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity.

How often should I get an oil change?

Car engines have dozens of moving parts. As these parts move and rub against each other, oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat, allowing the parts to work together effectively. But, over time, the oil breaks down which can cause the engine to overheat. Most mechanics recommend that you change your oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles or so to avoid major engine troubles. If you have an older engine, live in an area with temperature extremes, or tend to drive at high speeds, you’ll need to have your oil changed more often.
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At V&F

V&F Auto is your go-to auto repair facility in Agawam, MA. Routine maintenance services like oil changes keep you two steps ahead of any costly repairs or breakdown. Our oil change services are meant to protect and preserve your vehicle’s engine. Call us at (413)314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.

Written by Nicole Palange