Oil Changes

oil-changesHaving clean oil in your vehicle is imperative to keep it running smoothly. The oil in your engine keeps all of the internal parts properly lubricated and can prevent serious damage from occurring. Get a regular oil and filter change by calling Sansone’s Automotive, where our experienced technicians will make sure your car gets the proper oil it needs to run safely and efficiently.

Oil Change Facts

The purpose of motor oil is to lubricate the engine to keep all the parts from grinding together. It also helps to keep the engine from overheating and your car from breaking down. Clean oil carries away dirt, dust, and other debris that can otherwise contaminate the engine’s internal system and clog it up.

The type of oil your car needs and how often it needs an oil change can vary, mostly depending on the vehicle’s age and your driving habits and conditions. In most cases, you should have an oil change at least every 3,000 miles or so. Our expert mechanics can help you determine how long you can and should go between oil changes. If you use full synthetic oil, for example, you may be able to go as far as 15,000 miles before needing an oil change.

Things to Look Out For

Most modern vehicles have a dashboard warning light that will indicate that your oil needs to be changed. Some makes and models have this light programmed to turn on automatically at around 3-5,000 miles after your last oil change. In other cases, the light may come on if your engine is low on oil. Visit us to check your oil levels and recommend the next course of action.

It’s important to understand the difference between the many different types of motor oil available. High-performance and high-tech engines more commonly require synthetic oil. Most standard vehicles can handle conventional oil, which is usually less costly than synthetic. In some instances, your vehicle may require performance oil. This is usually the case for special driving needs, some trucks, and even some SUVs.

In order to keep your car running smoothly, get your oil changed on a regular basis. Read your vehicle owner’s manual to find out more about the various manufacturer’s recommendations for what type of oil to use and at what frequency. Whether you need repairs, an inspection, or just a routine oil change, call Sansone’s Automotive in Henderson, Nevada at 702-710-1902 to schedule your appointment today!