Why regular oil changes are so important?


Getting regular oil changes is easy and can extend the life of your car. Engine oil is one of the most important fluids in your car. It helps keep your engine running smoothly and lubricates engine components. As you drive, oil breaks down and is exposed to contaminants reducing its lubricating properties. Many people may be unaware when they should get their oil changed. If your driving conditions match any shown below, then the frequency of your oil changes should be increased: 

  • Repeated short distance trips, for example, to the store or school and back.
  • Driving in dusty conditions. Winds often move dust more than we realize. 
  • Driving in areas where salt or other corrosive materials are being used. 
  • Extensive use of brakes, such as occurs during city and rush hour driving.
  • Driving on rough or muddy roads. 
  • Driving in mountainous areas. 
  • Extended periods of idling or low speed operation, such as occurs during city and rush hour driving.
  • Driving in prolonged periods of extreme humidity or cold temperatures. 
  • More than 50% driving in heavy city traffic in above 90 degree weather. 

Check you owner's manual to see what grade and viscosity of oil and change frequency your vehicle needs and occasionally confirm that the oil is at its optimal level. Based on all your combined driving habits, you may need to change the oil more frequently (every 4,500-5,000 miles may be more appropriate than the normal 6,000-7,500 miles). 

Taking the time to get oil changes when recommended by the manufacturer will save lots of money in the long run. Other benefits include:

  • Better engine performance
  • Better gas mileage
  • Less harmful emissions
  • Extended engine life

Finally, setting a regular oil change maintenance schedule can serve as a benchmark for when other maintenance services need to be performed. Start by scheduling your oil change today at your local Hyundai dealer. They will include a free, quick Multi-Point Inspection and perform any needed adjustments as your car ages.

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