Oil Change near Me

Hoping to find a reliable and efficient spot for an oil change in Gastonia, and near Charlotte and Lincolnton? If so, look to the Toyota of Gastonia Service Center. We have a staff of certified technicians who can quickly knock out routine procedures such as an oil change.

We also work to keep you informed about your vehicle’s well-being. For instance, do you know how often you should change your oil? Can you differentiate between healthy and worn-down motor oil? If you don’t have the answers, the following will give you a basic rundown of all things oil change.

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How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Most recommend that you change your oil every 5,000 miles. That’s a solid figure, one that will help your model run properly for a long time. However, there are instances where you need more frequent oil changes.

Typically, high-performance vehicles or trucks that do a lot of towing will need oil changes more often. Why is that? Well, spirited driving in a fast car or towing heavy trailers with a truck works the engine. While the engine can handle this thanks to the motor oil, it does mean that oil should be swapped out more regularly.

Other factors that suggest you should have your oil changed frequently include vehicles that are exposed to inclement cold or heat, and cars that spend an inordinate amount of time in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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Signs I Need My Oil Changed

If you want to be proactive, you can check the current status of your motor oil right now. The oil, if healthy, will be fluid, golden-brown in color, and shouldn’t have any debris or dirt in it.

If the motor oil is thick, black, and doesn’t have a light consistency, it should be removed right away. There are other signs that suggest you need your oil changed, too.

Most modern cars have a warning light that will appear on your dashboard. If you begin to lose fuel economy in a noticeable way or you realize your car doesn’t accelerate as quickly as it normally does, it could be related to your motor oil.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

It’s important to understand when you should change your motor oil, but it’s also important to understand what the oil does for your car.

Motor oil has three main tasks. First, it should lubricate the many moving parts that exist under the hood. The lubrication is needed to reduce friction and helps keep parts in proper working condition.

Second, motor oil regulates the temperature of your engine. If your motor oil is beginning to wear down, your engine may overheat more easily.

Finally, motor oil will pick up debris and dirt as it’s travelling through the engine and place it in the filter!

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Find an Oil Change near You!

Are you in Gastonia, or near Charlotte or Lincolnton? If so, look to the Toyota of Gastonia service center for a quick and effective oil change. You can book your appointment with our scheduling tool. Also, be sure to check out the many discounts and coupons we offer online!

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