When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

September 26th, 2018 by


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Opinions vary, but in general making sure that you regularly change your oil is important. How often should you change your oil? Generally, you should get it done every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but thanks to modern technology, you can often get away with changing your oil every 5,000 miles!

Canton drivers also know that every situation is different, but whether you drive a GMC Acadia or GMC Sierra 1500, rely on the Riverside Buick GMC service center to help you out!

Why are Oil Changes Important?

Oil keeps your vehicle running smoothly, reducing friction between the many moving parts of your Acura vehicle. Over time, though, the lubricant gets dirty, making it less efficient. Waiting too long between oil changes can cause unnecessary engine heating, poor driving performance, and a decrease in efficiency, causing additional wear and tear.

How Do I Change My Oil?

To change your own oil, you must:

  1. Find the right kind of oil for your vehicle
  2. Collect tools for the job
  3. Drain oil from the drain plug
  4. Tighten the drain plug
  5. Change the oil filter
  6. Add the proper amount of new oil
  7. Measure the oil level

Schedule Your Oil Change in Cartersville

If you can’t make the time to change your own oil, Canton drivers can schedule an appointment at Riverside Buick GMC. Take care of this crucial maintenance and keep your car running smoothly for years to come so you can enjoy local Cartersville fun like the Booth Western Art Museum! Check out how to jump start your car if you get in a jam and learn about how many miles tires last to better car for your model.

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