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When Was Your Last Oil Change?

Posted at Wed, Apr 12, 2017 10:00 AM

At Tim’s Truck Capital & Auto Sales, our certified service professionals can help you determine the best interval for an oil change depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, as well as the type of driving you do. We thought you’d be interested in learning about some of the common questions about oil and oil changes compiled by Edmunds.

Do you need to change your oil before a long trip?
While we do recommend you have your car checked out before a long trip, if the oil change interval doesn’t occur before the trip, it’s not necessary to change it just because you’re going on a long trip. However, if the oil is scheduled to be changed during the trip, it's a good idea to change it before you leave. Our #TimsTruckCapital service professionals recommend having your vehicle serviced about a week before leaving on a long trip so you can make sure everything is working well before you pack up to leave.

I’ve put synthetic oil in my vehicle. Do I have to keep using it?
While this used to be the case, it is not any longer. These days, the line has been blurred between the two types of oil, because they are often blended. The only thing that’s important is that you are using the oil type specified in your owner’s manual. If you have questions, please ask.

Do I need to change my oil every three months or 3,000 miles?
Again, this was true years ago, but now most vehicles made after 2010 need an oil change approximately every 7,000 miles, depending on the climate, type of driving and other factors. Experts agree that the oil in today's cars needs to be changed at the designated intervals in the owner's manual or when the car's oil life monitor light appears. One reason the interval between changes has expanded is due to improvements in oil chemistry and engine technology. Check with our Tim’s Truck Capital service professionals to determine the correct mileage for an oil change on your vehicle based on your driving habits.

Come To Tim’s Truck Capital for Your Automotive Needs
Our #Tim’sTruckCapital factory-trained service professionals look forward to helping you maintain your vehicle. At Tim’s Truck Capital our certified service technicians can help you maintain your vehicle and keep it running efficiently. If you’re looking for a new set of wheels, come to Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales for the best used cars for sale in NH. We specialize in used trucks and have the best used trucks for sale in NH. We can help you find your perfect vehicle. To view our complete and up-to-date inventory, visit our website at We look forward to becoming your NH dealership.




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