Keep Your Engine in Better Shape with Regular Oil Changes

One of the most important parts about owning a car, truck, or SUV is giving it the proper service and maintenance to keep it running and performing at its peak levels. To ensure that your car will continue impress and perform when you need it most, change your oil regularly and your car's engine will continue to perform great on any adventure. If you are looking to keep your car, truck, or SUV at peak levels whenever you hit the road, make the drive over to Frankman Motor Company in Sioux Falls, SD and our service center is the premier place to visit when you want your car to do much more.

If you are making the drive over to our dealership's service center to have your car serviced and maintained by professionals, you will very quickly see how exceptional our staff members are and how much easier an oil change can be with our dealership. Giving your car an oil change is incredibly important and will bring you plenty of benefits to keep your car running get. With our help, drivers all over Brandon, SD and Tea, SD will love having their car maintained and serviced by professionals.

With an oil change your engine will:

  1. Continue to have all of the vital internals lubricated and running smooth
  2. Fresh oil will help to not only keep your engine lubricated, but will also allow your engine to run cooler as all of those fast-moving parts are creating heat
  3. When oil becomes older it will become less effective at keeping your engine clean and will become sludgy. But, with fresh oil from routine oil changes your engine will run much cleaner than before
  4. If your engine is not as clean, lubricated or hot, your car will not be as efficient as it could be, but when your give your car fresh oil, you will enjoy improved gas mileage for any adventure
  5. The most important reason to give your car the routine oil changes is that you will be able to enjoy your car for many more years to come

How Long Can You Go Between Oil Changes?

The length of time between oil changes mainly depends on the type and age of the vehicle you're driving. Most newer models are recommended to have oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, while many older models are recommended every 3,000 miles. To find the exact recommendation for your vehicle, you'll want to look at the owner's manual.

Can I Just Add Oil To My Car Instead Of Getting An Oil Change?

No. Your oil works very hard to lubricate, clean, and cool your engine's parts. Over time the oil will break down and get dirty. If you just keep adding new oil, this will lead to greater engine problems. The filter also needs to be changed at every oil change. The only exception is if your engine's oil is extremely low. Adding oil to your car is better than driving without oil at all.

What Are The Signs Of Low Oil?

Your car will warn you if your oil is low. This could by:

  • Oil Pressure Warning Light
  • Burning Oil Smell - This type of smell may indicate that there is a leak.
  • Sluggish Performance - The oil in your engine lubricates the metal parts. If it's low, your engine won't work as well, causing your car to become sluggish.
  • Engine Clunking - Low oil will also cause your engine to become noisy because the parts aren't well lubricated.
  • Engine Overheating - The most common issue with low oil is that the engine overheats. If that occurs, pull over and call for help.

If you notice any of these issues, stop driving and check your oil level. If it's low, contact a service center immediately.

Is Synthetic Oil Worth It?

Synthetic oil may be more expensive, but in the long run, it saves you money. Synthetic oil may prolong the life of your engine, is more effective, and may allow for a longer time between oil changes.

If you have been looking to keep your car in tip-top shape in the Harrisburg, SD with routine oil changes, make the drive over to Frankman Motor Company today and we will be ready to help! Our staff members in our service center will make sure your car's oil is up to snuff and can perform for many years to come. If you are interested in visiting or having your oil changed, schedule your next appointment today and we will be ready to help! See you soon!

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