Changing Your Engine Oil Is Key To Your Car’s Health

If I’ve said it once, I’ve Said it 1,000 times. Oil keeps your car running at peak performance. Dirty oil can cause problems down the road, so developing a routine schedule will help prolong the life of your car immensely. Freeman Grapeveine want’s you to know that changing your new Buick or GMC’s oil is one of those things that you need to be sure to get done regularly to help maintain the operations of your car’s engine. The motor oil keeps your engine lubricated, and all the major components working smoothly. Over time, constant heat and pressure in your engine will start to turn your motor oil into a dirty sludge, which is why you need to change your oil every 3,000 miles or three months. Of course, a lot of drivers will go past this mark, or simply forget about changing their oil. 5,000….7,000 miles roll by and the next thing you know you are stuck with an engine that won’t crank.

If you have a new GMC or Buick, then you should get in the habit of getting regular and on time oil changes. Oil technology has changed a lot over the last few decades and there are more choices than ever to choose what goes into your car. From synthetic to conventional, high mileage to high performance, you can now choose a motor oil that will keep your car running longer and smoother. So what oil should you choose to put in your car? Your owner’s manual will have the listing for the correct viscosity for your car, so this is the place to start. A lot of people don’t know what the numbers mean for their oil. It has to do with the viscosity at certain temperatures. For instance, 5W-20 means that the thickness rating is 5 in cold weather, 20 in warm weather, and the “W” means it is specified to work in wintry conditions.

Now that you know what rating of oil to use, it is up to you to decide what to put in your engine. If you are a high volume driver, then you should probably look into oils that are made to go longer between oil changes. If your car has over 75,000 miles, then you should look at high mileage oils that help keep your engine clean. When it comes to synthetic versus conventional, it is entirely up to you. Synthetic oil will not damage your car, even if you are replacing conventional oil.

Remember to start getting into a routine an bring your car, truck or SUV by Freeman Grapevine for it’s oil change, and don’t be afraid to talk to whoever is performing the change about the best oil for you. Changing your oil on a regular basis will prolong engine wear and curb any other potential oil/lubrication problems that can arise from poorly maintained engine.