Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer.Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filler under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed, without having to hire a mechanic.
An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. Some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the truck or car is running low on oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak and a mechanic should look at the car. If this is ignored it could cost a substantial amount of money to have it fixed. We offer preventative maintenance at Tire & Mechanical solutions located in Durham, N.C