The first thing that most young car owners learn is how important it is to have their oil changed regularly. We all know that we do our best to stay on top of, but just how important to keep up with those oil change appointments? At McCurley’s Shell, our goal is to provide our customers with the very best service, and that starts with your oil change.
What Does Engine Oil Do?
If your engine is the heart of your vehicle, the engine oil is the lifeblood. When the oil is fresh and new, it lubricates your engine’s components and reduces friction, keeping it from overheating. As oil ages, it breaks down and gets dirty. When this happens, it no longer lubricates your engine but dirties your engine’s components as it circulates. This is why it is important to have your oil changed. Replacing the old oil with fresh oil keeps your engine clean and lubricated.
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
Typically, the rule of thumb for changing your oil is every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. However, the guideline may vary based on several factors. From your car’s age and model to your driving habits, you may need to change your oil more or less frequently than every 3,000 miles. For example, if you drive a newer vehicle and only use it to drive kids to and from school and make trips to the grocery store, you will need an oil change less frequently than a driver who commutes 60 miles to and from the work day.
If you are uncertain about how often you should have your oil changed, McCurley’s Shell recommends that you consult one of our expert technicians for the schedule that is right for you and your vehicle. We want to ensure that your vehicle’s integrity is maintained for as long as possible, so you don’t have to worry about engine trouble or breakdowns.
Whether it is time for your next scheduled oil change or you are overdue, the automotive experts at McCurley’s Shell are here to help. Our convenient location and hours make it easy for you to stay on top of your vehicle maintenance schedule. Contact us today or schedule your next service appointment online to see what sets us apart from other Atlanta auto repair shops.