Why Getting an Oil Change Is So Important

The most common reason why people come to our Nissan service center serving Hawthorne is to get an oil change. There are some significant reasons why you should ensure that you get your oil changed on a regular basis.

Oil Change Upper Saddle RiverOil is the lifeblood of any Nissan car, truck, SUV or minivan. A vehicle’s oil has 3 primary functions:

  1. Aids in engine components run smoothly together
  2. Draws heat away from the combustion chamber
  3. Stops carbon & varnish accumulation

However, oil only lasts for so long. Over time, your vehicle’s oil can become black and gritty in texture due to the grime it prevents from going into the engine.

The longer oil is being used without getting changed, the less capability it has to lubricate the engine components, keep it from overheating and ensuring your engine is clean. This could cause more expensive and damaging engine troubles.

The solution? Get your oil changed on a regular and consistent basis.

How Often You Should Get an Oil Change

Oil Change Ramsey NJThe age-old adage is to change your oil once every 3,000 miles. That’s changed over time because of how auto technology works.

Here are a few recommendations on knowing when your oil needs changing:

  1. Consult your owner’s manual
  2. If you can’t remember when you got your last oil change
  3. If your Check Engine Light comes on

One more reason to get your vehicle’s oil changed: it’s a quick service to get. It’s a part of our Ramsey Nissan Express Service offerings, where it’ll take 30 minutes or less to complete.

You don’t need an appointment, but we recommend one to ensure you get in & out in a timely fashion at our Upper Saddle River location.

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