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Oil Change Time? De-Stress With Quick, Thorough Service at Our Fernley, NV Dealership

It's not a question that routine oil changes are a must for lasting engine health. The question is, when do you get an oil change? This one of the top FAQs received at our Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM service department.

Fortunately, the answer is simple. Plus, our specials make oil changes easier on your wallet.

When to Get an Oil Change

The window is wide open depending on your car's year, make and model. As a general rule, we advise an oil change every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. Older models may require oil changes more frequently.

Newer models with specially designed engines and compatibility with efficient synthetic oils may need oil changes less frequently. Mileage type is another factor. Thousands of miles over roads in Fernley, NV or over unpaved country roads can tax your engine, calling for fresh oil sooner than later.

Why Oil Changes are Crucial

Oil both lubricates and cleans your engine. Proper lubrication keeps engine parts maneuvering smoothly, enhancing efficiency and power output. A clean engine means cleaner oil, which supports optimal oil viscosity in all types of weather.

A Brief Look at Types of Engine Oil

There are four main types of engine oil: conventional, high-mileage, synthetic blends and synthetic. As its name implies, conventional engine oil is old school crude-based oil formulated for older models and simpler engines.

High-mileage oil is advisable for late-model vehicles with more than 75,000 miles. This unique oil has special additives to prevent the sort of leakage and burn-off associated with high-mileage rides.

Synthetic oils are chemically engineered for textbook-perfect viscosity in a wider range of temperatures. They have little to no impurities and uniform size molecules. Synthetic blends contain synthetic and conventional to capitalize on the latter oil's higher resistance to oxidation.

When in Doubt, Check Your Owner's Manual

Today's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM vehicles come packaged with owner's apps that include routine service reminders, helping to simplify scheduling.

Your owner's manual is another great place to discover when and what service to give your vehicle over the course of its life. Oil changes typically coincide with tire rotations, but you may require oil changes at even greater intervals.

Our seasoned, attentive service department team can also offer advice on when it's best for you to have your engine oil changed. Check our website for service cash-saving specials and schedule your appointment today.

  1. Dolan Fernley Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

    1395 Newlands Dr E
    Fernley, NV 89408-8901

    • Sales: (775) 298-5852
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