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Monday, March 05, 2007

The Importance of Oil Changes

It’s easy for us to think that our cars will perform as well as the day we bought them—all we have to do is add gas and go. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way. Just as our bodies will not perform optimally without proper nutrition and exercise, our vehicles need to be shown due care as well. Routine oil changes are an important, cost-effective form of preventative maintenance.

It used to be that an oil change meant that we had to crawl under the car—whatever the weather—and be ready for a messy (and sometimes time-consuming) experience. Now an oil change means simply driving to a local facility that offers them (there are plenty), pay a few bucks, and be out of there in 15 minutes—with no mess. In addition, most oil change providers do a multi-point inspection to make sure your vehicle is in good working order.

You’ve probably heard that an oil change is necessary every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is sound advice, especially in light of the multi-point check. Your tires, windshield wipers and fluid, air filter, etc., will be examined. If any are not up to par, you can get them taken care of, on the spot.

For more helpful tips about safe driving, consider a defensive driving class.

1 Comments:

Benjamin said...

Make sure to read your automobile manual; each manufacture recommends a different time frame. For instance, light trucks and SUVs require you to change the oil every 5,000 miles.

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