Everyone knows you need to get your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles. But not everyone really understands why. It’s pretty simple. Oil is truly the lifeblood of your car, truck, SUV, minivan or crossover. It keeps all of the components of your vehicle working efficiently. Plus, it helps reduce the accumulation of carbon and varnish from collecting on your engine. Here’s some great information from the service experts at Tim’s Truck Capital.
Your engine can get very hot, due to the thousands of explosions taking place as you drive. Oil helps pull the heat away from the combustion chamber which prevents the engine from blowing up. As your oil collects heat, carbons and varnish, it eventually becomes more like sludge and less like liquid. No matter how great the oil is in your car, eventually it will degrade as the additives get used up. Once that happens, you have to get your oil changed.
But how often do you need to change your oil, and what kind should you use? That depends on the type of oil your choose to use, how often you drive and what kind of car you drive. Your owner’s manual will be able to guide you. Back in the day, you used to have to change your oil every 3,000 miles or three months. But the amount of mileage is more important than the amount of time. Some new cars only need an oil change every 7,000 miles. Others require synthetic oil or a synthetic and regular oil blend. If you don’t know which type of oil you should be using, read your manual or talk to one of the service experts at Tim’s Truck Capital And Auto Sales in Epsom, NH. These factory-trained technicians are committed to keeping your vehicle on the road and running for years to come. They are here for you.
If you find yourself in the market for great used cars for sale in NH or event plow trucks for sale, we hope you’ll come see us at Tim’s Truck Capital. We’ve been serving the Concord NH area since 1983. Our sales and finance team can make it easy for you to drive your dream car, truck, SUV, crossover or minivan off the lot today!
904 Suncook Valley Hwy
Epsom, NH 03234