Got Your First Vehicle? 4 Things To Know About Getting An Oil Change


When you get your first vehicle, you need to take good care of it. A vehicle is a big investment, and you need to care for your vehicle in order to make your investment worthwhile.

#1 The Oil Change Doesn't Have to Happen at the Dealership

If you have a brand new vehicle you don't have to take your vehicle to the dealership in order to get the oil changed. You can take your vehicle to an oil change place to get your oil changed. The most important thing that you can do is documents the oil change if your vehicle is under warranty. Make sure that you get the paperwork from the oil change place that states the miles your vehicle was at when you brought your vehicle in for an oil change. When your vehicle it under warranty, what matters is that you get your oil changed at the right intervals, not where you get your oil changes.

#2 You Don't Need to Know the Kind of Oil You Need

Although it is helpful if you know the kind of oil that you need before heading to the oil change place, you don't have to. The oil change company can look up what type of oil is recommended based on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Oil change companies keep an entire date base of information where they can look up this type of information. You don't have to know what type of oil you need. They will help you out with that decision,

#3 You Don't Need Lots of Time

You do not need lots of time when you go to an oil change place. As oil and lube companies are focused specifically on changing your oil, they can provide really quick service. They have a team of individuals whose only job is to change your oil, check your fluid levels, and check your tire pressure.

If there is no one in line, you could be in and out in under ten minutes. If there are a few cars in front of you, you could still be in and out in under a half hour. You don't need to take time off work or set aside a lot of time for this important maintenance task.

Getting your oil changed is one of the simplest tasks you can do for your vehicle. You don't need to even know the type of oil you need, you just need to know when to go in and get an oil change and the technicians will take care of everything else for you. Getting your oil changed and fluids checked on a regular basis will help you first car last.


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Knowing the Early Signs of Car Trouble

After my car died and I was stranded on the freeway a few years back, I knew that I had to do what I could to avoid similar issues in the future. I began working hard to identify different issues with my car, so that I could prevent problems. I began working with a mechanic to get help, and he taught me a lot about going through my car and being able to evaluate different things that were problems. It was really interesting to explore the possibilities of different car failures, and before I knew it, I could tell when my car was struggling. Read more about the early signs of car trouble on my blog.