Do you want your vehicle to have a long and reliable life? Regular oil changes are a great place to start. Timely oil changes have the potential to save you money on costly engine repairs that occur without proper oil maintenance.
Not sure if your vehicle needs an oil change? Don’t worry, we’ve answered common questions about the service below. Feel free to contact us if any other questions arise.
Rustom Nissan of Portland has the answers to your questions about oil changes.
Why is getting my car’s oil changed important?
Engines are made up of a lot of moving parts, and oil works as a lubricant for them. Regular oil changes are important because over time the quality of the oil decreases. The lower the oil quality, the less it’s lubricating engine parts, which can result in expensive repairs.
How do I know when my car needs an oil change?
There are many warning signs that indicate your car may need an oil change. A rule of thumb is to have your oil checked or changed every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. These warning signs include:
Dark, silty oil
Low levels of oil
Check engine light is on
Engine is louder than normal
If your car exhibits any of these warning signs, consult a technician.
What happens during a professional oil change?
The process of an oil change involves a number of steps. First the level and quality of your oil will be assessed. Next, a technician will drain the current oil and replace the oil filter. Finally, fresh, new oil will be added.
Can I check my oil myself?
Yes. There are a few simple steps to follow:
Pop the hood after the car has been off for at least ten minutes
Find the dipstick
Take out the dipstick and wipe it clean on a lint-free cloth
Put the dipstick back in the reservoir
Remove the dipstick again
The residue on the dipstick after the second removal represents the levels and quality of your oil. If levels appear low, or the oil looks silty and dark, it could be time for an oil change. Contact a technician to be sure.
Where can I get an oil change near me?
Not only can you have your oil changed at Rustom Nissan of Portland, but you can also expect top of the line service. Our dealership offers convenient online service appointment scheduling and occasional service coupons and specials.
Rustom Nissan of Portland is located in 1212 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230, and our highly-trained technicians happily serve all surrounding areas as well. Whether you’re from Chicago, Mount Prospect, West Plains, or Niles, head on over to Rustom Nissan of Portland for a quick, quality oil change.