October 2nd, 2019 by

In the past, the rule was that oil changes needed to be performed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. Currently, because of advancements in automotive technology, research has shown that most vehicles only need an oil change around every 5,000 miles.

This can vary a bit depending on your specific make and model, so it is a good idea to check your owner’s manual to see what the automaker recommends. When your vehicle is ready for an oil change, contact the service center at Bowman Chevy to perform this essential task.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Engines are comprised of many intricate parts, and oil helps prevent excessive friction within. This lubricant keeps the pistons and the inner walls of the housing running smoothly, and if you wait too long to get it changed, the oil can run low or begin to break down. Excessive engine heating then leads to a decrease in performance and loss of vehicle efficiency, incurring unnecessary wear and tear.

How Do I Change My Oil?

If you are looking to change your own oil, you’ll need some key know-how to get the job done:

  1. Choose the right kind of oil
  2. Prepare your tools and workspace
  3. Drain old oil from the drain plug
  4. Tighten the drain plug
  5. Switch out the oil filter
  6. Add fresh oil
  7. Make sure the oil level is correct

Schedule an Oil Change in Clarkston

If you are hesitant to perform an oil change yourself, choose the convenience and ease of a certified service center. At John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. , it is easy to set up an appointment with our online form. This simple maintenance task can ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for many years to come. Take a look at our service specials to save even more!

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