As a long-time car owner, you probably know that oil changes are an essential part of car maintenance. You may wonder, sometimes, if the frequency recommended by manufacturers and auto mechanics is really necessary. There may be some debate about that. However, overall, anytime by which you’ve driven your car many miles, or your car has been subject to a lot of environmental wear, like winter weather, you should take your car in for an oil change.
When Was Your Last Oil Change?
In some places, the coldest season has passed. But, in many locations, the weather is still cold and harsh. As strong as your car and its engine are, they feel the effects of this weather, too. That’s why basic services like oil changes are so important. Some oils work better in your engine during winter than others. So, it’s a good idea to have your oil changed prior to winter and talk to your mechanic about a different oil for the short term.
Then, after winter, have your engine checked and your oil changed. You can go back to your normal, recommended oil. Or, if the cold temperatures aren’t quite over, you might keep the oil that’s better for winter. You mechanic will let you know what’s best. Either way, having an oil change, or at least having your engine checked, is the best way to make sure that your engine is in the best possible shape.
Call American Engine Installations today for all your engine services in Marietta, GA. Reach us at 404-920-4252.