Oil Change in Norman, OK
Oil Change at Bob Moore Nissan of Norman
Oil is one of the most critical components of any vehicle. Regular oil changes help keep your Nissan running smoothly and efficiently. Yet, this is one of the most often neglected maintenance tasks by owners. You can get regular oil changes around your busy schedule at Bob Moore Nissan of Norman.
How Often are Oil Changes Needed?
Your owner’s manual will tell you how often your make and model of vehicle should get an oil change. In the past, most manufacturers recommended an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months, but modern vehicles have changed the standard recommendation. If you use synthetic oil for your vehicle, you can often go longer between changes.
You don’t want to skip your oil changes or go longer than recommended. Otherwise, you could end up causing damage to your engine. Most vehicles have a warning light when it’s time to change the oil, but don’t rely on it. Keep track of due dates and make an appointment at Bob Moore Nissan of Norman.
Should You Check Your Oil?
If you have a new vehicle, you can expect it to perform just fine between oil changes. But as your vehicle ages, there is an increased chance of a leak. You should check your oil fairly regularly anyway because it can tell a lot about the health of your engine. Look at the color to see if it is clean. If it’s white or milky, it could mean coolant has leaked into the engine. Dark and dirty means your oil needs changed. Metal slivers in the oil indicate engine damage.
Newer models may not allow you to check your oil. In this case, it’s even more important to take your vehicle to Bob Moore Nissan of Norman for service regularly.
What Kind of Oil Do You Need?
If your vehicle shows that it is low on oil, you need to know what kind to put in. Your owner’s manual will guide you on the type of oil to buy. If you don’t have a manual, you can ask the service technicians at Bob Moore Nissan of Norman to ensure you use the right oil for your vehicle.
Regular oil changes are critical to engine performance and efficiency. If you go too long between changes, your fuel efficiency will decrease because the engine must work harder. You could end up with expensive repairs from damage due to poor oil condition. Without regular oil changes, you reduce the life expectancy of the engine, which may mean your vehicle will need a new engine before you’re ready to trade it in. You could end up spending thousands of dollars because you didn’t get your oil changed regularly.
If your vehicle needs an oil change, contact Bob Moore Nissan of Norman. You can schedule online or give us a call. You can also just stop by for same-day service. Let us help you keep your vehicle in prime running condition with regular oil changes.