Everything You Need to Know About an Oil Change

It’s one of the most common questions from drivers: Is changing my car’s motor oil really that important? The answer is an easy, yes!

With summer weather here and more hours spent on the road, Pep Boys Auto Service & Tires is reminding customers the importance of changing your car’s motor oil regularly. Routinely driving longer than the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation between oil changes can be an expensive mistake. It can shorten the life of your engine and neglecting oil changes completely can lead to engine failure as motor parts will wear out without the lubricating and heat transferring properties of oil.

Pep Boys is here to answer all your oil changing questions and to help you understand why it’s important to keep up with this task so you can stay on the road to your next adventure.

Q: How often should you change your oil?
A: Understanding how often to change oil depends on the individual vehicle. Drivers generally make an appointment for oil change service every 3,000-5,000 miles, or around every 3-6 months. Pep Boys recommends changing your oil within your vehicle manufacturer scheduled maintenance mileage interval or oil life, which may be longer. To make an appointment at your local Pep Boys, visit here.

Pep Boys is here to answer all your oil changing questions and to help you understand why it’s important to keep up with this task so you can stay on the road to your next adventure.

Q: What is a high mileage oil change?
A: Vehicles having more than 75,000 miles can benefit from a high mileage oil change. The different additives in high mileage oil are particularly helpful to protect seals and prevent burn-off in cars, trucks, and SUVs with that many miles.

Q: What motor oil is right for my vehicle?
A: Choosing the correct motor oil for your car, light truck or SUV should be done after consulting your vehicle owner’s manual. A Pep Boys oil change expert near you can help with the decision as well. Newer vehicles may require full-synthetic motor oil, but not always. Some new cars still require either semi-synthetic or conventional motor oil for complete protection. Vehicles with more than 75,000 engine miles may benefit from using a high mileage motor oil.

Q: Why does my oil filter need to be changed and how often should it be replaced?
A: Oil filters remove harmful dust and debris from your motor oil. If your oil filter is worn or clogged, unfiltered dust and debris will begin to build up in your motor oil and cause wear on engine parts. Your oil filter should be changed at every oil service interval.

At Pep Boys, our customers are our number one priority, and we want them to be informed on why it’s important to keep to an oil changing routine so they can continue to go Further, Faster.

Now through October 31, Get a $25 Gift Card with a Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil change at Pep Boys. Terms apply. To learn more about this offer and see full terms, visit here.

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