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How often should I change my oil?

You’ve probably heard and read differing opinions on how often your oil needs changing. Here at Lone Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s service department, we’re ready to help you sort everything out and get you on a schedule that is right for you and your vehicle. Oil is truly the lifeblood of your car, keeping your engine lubricated and cool. Read on to find out why oil changes are important and how often you should have them.

Why do I need to change my oil?

Simply put, dirty oil isn’t as effective as clean oil. Overtime, the dirt and debris that the oil collects can begin to erode your engine. That means, instead of protecting the engine, the dirty oil is actually working against it. This can cause your engine to malfunction. Thus, changing your oil is a necessity if you want your vehicle to last. Getting this simple maintenance done can save you a lot of money and stress in the long run. Getting an oil change is leaps and bounds cheaper than repairing or replacing your engine!  

When do I need an oil change?

The old rule of thumb was to have your oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Now, advances in vehicle technology and oil types allow some vehicles to go as long as 10,000 miles between oil changes. It all depends on the type of vehicle you have and the type of driving you do. The experts at Lone Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will discuss which type of oil is best for your vehicle with you and how often you need to have it changed.

Even the quality cars sold at Lone Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t last forever without the right maintenance. Talk to the service technicians at our dealership in San Antonio about the oil change schedule that is right for you. Call 888-814-9203 with any questions or schedule service online today.