Tips & Advice
How often does an oil filter need to be changed?
You should change your oil filter whenever you change your oil, that is, approximately every 7,500 miles.
A oil filter is a device that helps remove contaminants from motor oil as it passes through the engine. A pump pushed the oil through the filter where it is strained and goes back to the engine.
Is it worth spending extra money on high-mileage oil?
High-mileage oil contains special conditioners that are said to help prevent gaskets from drying out and thus preventing leaks. This can be beneficial to engines with many miles on them.
Does synthetic oil cost more?
Synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil, but the price is offset by the need for less frequent oil changes due to the oil’s durability.
What tools are necessary to do a DIY oil change?
Tools needed to change your own oil include jack stands or ramps, a wrench, an oil filter wrench, an oil drip pan, funnel, replacement oil filter, and replacement oil.
How long does an oil change usually take?
A professional oil change can take from 15-5 minutes, depending on the number of customers and type of vehicle. A do-it-yourself oil change can take approximately 30 minutes.
How much does it cost to get an oil change?
The national average price of a basic oil change is $46. The price range of a conventional oil change is $20- $55, while the price of a synthetic oil change is $45-$70.
How often should a car get an oil change?
It’s recommended you change your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, but consult the vehicle’s owner’s manual for the recommend oil change interval.
Is synthetic motor oil better than conventional oil?
Synthetic motor oils is refined and distilled, thus providing a higher level of engine protection. It keeps engines cleaner, offers better protection and flows better in lower temperatures.
What is synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic motor oil is a special blended oil that often includes high-performance additives. It is designed for provide high-level engine protection and clean the engine of mineral deposits.