Skip a trip to the quick lube shop
Changing your vehicle’s oil and oil filter is key to keeping your vehicle running at peak performance. Luckily, this is a maintenance job that you can easily tackle on your own.
Your car’s oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat while the oil filter removes dirt and contaminants from the motor oil, preventing the particles from reaching your vehicle’s engine where they could cause damage. Don’t wait for your oil light to come on; following a routine maintenance program will keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come.
Your vehicle’s manual will give recommendations on how often to change your oil and filter. Your driving habits have an impact on how often you perform an oil change. If you do lots of short trips or city driving, you might need to change your oil and filter more often than someone who does mostly highway driving.