Sparks Auto Repair

When should I change my oil?

I’m often asked, WHEN SHOULD I change my oil? occasionally I hear people say something like, “My oil maintenance reminder says I have 30% life remaining, but the sticker says I’m due for an oil change. why is that?” Sometimes that occurs because the oil maintenance reminder in your vehicle operates on a predetermined amount of time set by the VEHICLE manufacturer. This time is calculated by engineers based on normal operating conditions. But here in Northern Nevada we often drive in other than normal conditions, such as weather extremes, extended warm up time, SHORT drive cycles, dust in the air and other factors. with our conditions, manufacturers recommend replacing your oil more frequently than the maintenance reminder indicates. and we all know that regular oil changes are critical in keeping your engine running smoothly and avoiding potential costly repairs.

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