If there is one thing you can do to make your vehicle last longer, it is changing the oil at the recommended intervals. There is a reason vehicle manufacturers recommend frequent oil changes, and there is a reason the mechanic puts that little reminder sticker right inside your windshield.
By changing the oil at the recommended intervals, you maintain the lubricating properties of that oil, enhancing the protection of your engine and the delicate components it contains. Over time, the lubricating qualities of the engine oil start to diminish, and that puts the components inside your engine at risk. If you fail to change the oil at the recommended intervals, the dirt and debris can build up, and your engine will pay the price.
How Often Should I Change the Oil?
For most vehicles, you should change the oil and filter every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but you should always refer to your owner’s manual to be sure. If you do not have your owner’s manual or are unsure of the recommended oil change interval, the staff at Fairfax Auto Repair can help. We will develop a convenient oil change schedule, so you can keep your engine protected and avoid unexpected breakdowns.
If you do a lot of hard driving, including stop and go driving and trailer towing, you may need to change your oil and filter more often. Once again, the staff at Fairfax Auto Repair can help you develop the right oil change schedule – one that is convenient for you and protective for the car you drive.
Lubricating the Chassis
Changing the oil is important, but so is lubricating the chassis. Lubricating the chassis should be an integral part of your preventative maintenance schedule, so ask the techs at Fairfax Auto Repair of Fairfax, VA for advice.
We can lubricate your chassis every time you bring your vehicle in for an oil and filter change. This simple service can protect your chassis and help you squeeze more miles out of your set of wheels.
Use a Top Quality Filter
Using the right oil is important, but so is choosing a top quality filter. You rely on your oil filter to remove impurities from the oil and keep them away from your engine components, so quality is essential.
At Fairfax Auto Repair, we use the best filters available, so you can rest easy knowing your engine is well protected. We use the toughest filters on the market, along with the best quality oil – after all your engine is at stake.