Time for an Oil Change | Berryhill Auto Care
When it’s time for an oil change, see the Berryhill auto care experts at Same Day.
You were driving home from the Oilers game last night when it occurred to you that you haven’t had your oil changed in a while. You’re not sure how long, because you’re not great at keeping with such things and the little sticker on your windshield has faded. But your car seems to be running fine.
Still, how often should you change your oil?
A good place to start is your car owner’s manual, which generally says something like, change your oil every so-many thousands of miles. But even that might not be really helpful because, as Carfax.com points out, “you’ll likely see two separate oil-change intervals listed, one for ‘normal’ use and the other for ‘severe’ operation. For example, a car’s normal use might warrant a change every 7,500 miles, while severe driving could require a change every 3,000 miles.”
Deciding whether you’re a “normal” driver or subject your car to “severe” use can be tricky. If you think, for example, that repeated trips of less than 5 miles puts you in the “normal” category, you’d be wrong.
Carfax.com says, “Severe use can include subjecting your car or truck to at least one of the following conditions in a typical week:
- “Extensive idling or stop-and-go traffic.
- “Cold driving conditions (Less than 10 degrees.)
- “Extreme heat (More than 90 degrees.)
- “Extreme humidity.
- “Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles.
- “Towing a trailer or hauling heavy materials.”
Carfax.com concludes, “Even if you only rack up a modest number of miles over the course of a year, car care experts suggest you still change a car’s oil at least every six months. That’s because as motor oil ages, it loses its effectiveness and can lead to premature wear. Also, be sure to replace the oil filter with every change.”
When it is time to change your oil, make it easy on yourself by having the Berryhill auto care specialists at Same Day Auto Repair do the work.
Same Day is an AAA-approved auto repair facility. Same Day is the No. 1 AAA-approved auto repair service center in Oklahoma and has been for years. AAA members get a 10 percent discount on labor.
Same Day is the trusted locally owned service center for Tulsa auto care and auto repairs. Same Day has six conveniently located Tulsa auto care and auto repair centers to help you – Berryhill, Sheridan, Bixby, Sand Springs, Claremore. and Southern Hills. For the best local Tulsa auto care and auto repair, call Same Day. Call today.
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