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2010 5th Ave N Moorhead, MN 56560

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218-236-0815 | 2010 5th Ave N Moorhead, MN 56560

When, Where, How and Why to Change Your Vehicle's Oil

When, Where, How and Why to Change Your Vehicle's Oil

The Car Care Council reminds motorists that basic vehicle maintenance is an easy, inexpensive way to prolong the life of vehicles and avoid costly repairs down the road.

"When thinking about vehicle maintenance, regular oil changes likely come to mind first," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "A quick review of the why, when, where and how of changing your vehicle's oil is a good way to see the value of basic auto care."

Why
Motor oil lubricates the moving parts in your engine, preventing wear by keeping the engine clean, removing contaminants and regulating engine temperature to prevent overheating. Neglecting to check and change your vehicle's oil can lead to expensive repairs, including engine failure.

When
Check your vehicle owner's manual; most will recommend changing the oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. However, other factors such as harsh weather conditions, driving in stop-and-go traffic or on dusty/dirt roads, towing a trailer, driving at high speeds and the age of your vehicle can all bring down this time interval, making it a safe bet to have the oil checked at the lower end of the recommended interval.

Where
An oil change performed by a professional technician is a quick, low-cost vehicle service. When taking your car in for maintenance or repairs, be sure that the shop employs ASE certified technicians. ASE certification means that the technicians take their training seriously and have passed tests to demonstrate their skills.

How
Do-it-yourselfers can access the Car Care Council's website for an instructional video by Driverside on how to change your vehicle's oil.

To help drivers "be car care aware," the Car Care Council has many free tools available at www.carcare.org, including a free 80-page Car Care Guide and a customized service schedule with email reminders to make it easy to follow a routine auto care program.

Source: Car Care Council

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • NAPA
  • AASP (Alliance of Automotive Service Providers)
  • Napa Auto Care Center
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

, 09/22/2019
I came to have my vehicle fixed Mike's out of a recommendation from a friend/coworker of mine. I just picked up my truck and it's running great. Working with Mike and his crew was hands down the best automotive service experience I've ever had. They are honest and trustworthy. This is the second time they've fixed a vehicle of mine. They've never tried to sell me an unnecessary service, and have provided me with honest guidance regarding my vehicle service needs. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend them to my mom or daughter. Big thanks to Mike and the crew. I'll definitely be back.
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