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Why Your Vehicle Needs Oil Changes

Having the oil and oil filter changed in your vehicle is a standard automotive service that many car owners take for granted. It's just something that needs to be done every few months. But why?

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

Your vehicle contains many different fluids that all perform very important functions, and they all must be maintained and replaced periodically. However, none need to be done as frequently as the engine oil, which really is the lifeblood of any vehicle. Your engine has many moving parts that are working at very high speeds. This creates a lot of friction. The oil provides necessary lubrication to all the components of the engine. Without it, things can seize up and major internal damage can be done. Having to change your oil every so often may seem like an inconvenience, but trust us, it's much less painful than having to have your engine completely rebuilt or replaced!

Preventative Maintenance

Oil changes are part of a smart preventative maintenance plan that will also include common things like brake inspections, tire rotations, fluid checks, wheel alignment and transmission services. It's called "preventative" maintenance for a reason because these simple actions you can take now to help prevent major problems from developing in the future. 

How Often Do You Need an Oil Change?

Though every 3,000-5,000 miles is the normal range when most cars will require oil changes, be sure and check your manufacturer's recommendations. Some newer vehicles may not require oil changes as often. Also, it's not always about mileage. If you don't drive your car very much, the oil will still deteriorate naturally—especially if the vehicle is sitting there unused for long periods of time. No matter what your mileage, it's still a good idea to get your oil changed (or at least looked at by a professional mechanic) every six (6) months or so. You can also use your dipstick to check the oil level and quality yourself every once in awhile. 

Deluxe Oil Changes at Fox Run Auto

At Fox Run Auto, we offer a Deluxe Oil Change service and money-saving coupons for this service can often be found on our website's home page. With this service, our technicians will change out the oil and the oil filter along with up to 5 quarts of Pennzoil. Please note that synthetic type oils and synthetic blends may cost a little extra, but are necessary in a lot of modern vehicles with more advanced engine systems. We will also perform a tire rotation as part of this service, which isn't usually going to be included at most quick lube places. We also keep records and can provide you with reminders each time your next oil change or other maintenance services are due.

To schedule an oil change at Fox Run Auto, call today at (302) 597-9205 or book your appointment online with this helpful link.

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