Are Engine Oil Changes Actually Important?
Yes. As bothersome as oil changes can get, there’s a reason that they’re one of the most frequent services recommended for your vehicle. It can be hard to see the negative effects of putting off an oil change: your engine won’t immediately start smoking or fall apart, and your car might seem to still run OK. However, there are disadvantages to not changing oil frequently enough: your vehicle will start to lose fuel efficiency, and the engine will quickly become damaged. When the time comes to change your oil, do yourself and your vehicle a favor and don’t skip this important service.
Do I Really Have to Have My Oil Changed Every 3,000 Miles?
For years, the common rule has been that an oil change is necessary every 3,000 miles for conventional oil and every 5,000 miles for synthetic oil. While modern engines may technically be able to last longer between oil changes under ideal conditions, the reality is that conditions are rarely ideal. Your driving style, the environment, and many other factors can make the oil’s lifespan shorter. Because of this, the old rule is still a good one to follow. Come talk to our technicians to find out more and figure out an oil change schedule that’s right for your vehicle.
Contact Carter Volkswagen in Ballard With More Questions or To Schedule Service
If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we’ll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Get Hassle-Free Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, Located in Seattle
Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they’ll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday availability are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.