With a quick oil change near Cartersville, GA, you'll find yourself back on the road, enjoying peak performance from your vehicle once again. Our James O'Neal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) Service Center team has been delivering helpful maintenance to local drivers for years. Oil changes are just one of the many services we can knock out for you.

There are a few things to know about oil changes. Some of the most common questions we receive from local drivers have been complied in this overview. Our hope is to make you a more informed and prepared car owner!

What Does Motor Oil Do?

Starting with the basics, motor oil serves three prime functions in any vehicle:

  • Lubrication
  • Heat regulation
  • Cleaning of dirt or debris in the engine

Without the beneficial lubrication effects of proper engine oil, the friction under the hood of the car would wear down pieces quickly. The engine would be prone to overheating and dirt buildup without motor oil as well. So, fresh motor oil goes a long way toward improving your vehicle's overall performance and reliability.

How Often Should I Change My Motor Oil?

Perhaps the most common question we receive is, how often should I switch out my vehicle's motor oil? There isn't a definitive answer to this question because each model and every driver is different. The safe estimate is to change your engine's oil every 7,500 miles or whichever mileage is recommended in the owner's manual.

Factors that influence how often you need to change the motor oil include:

  • The type of model you drive
  • Your particular driving habits
  • The road and weather conditions your model is exposed to

First, drivers of performance models with large, high-horsepower engines will want to keep a close eye on the oil. Large engines run hot and generate a lot of friction to create immense horsepower, meaning motor oil swaps should occur more frequently.

Secondly, anyone with a heavy foot should remain aware of their car's motor oil. The harder you push the engine, the more quickly the motor oil will wear down.

Finally, exposing your vehicle's engine to strenuous conditions, such as excessive heat or regular towing responsibilities, will also require more frequent oil changes.

How Can I Tell My Motor Oil Is Wearing Down?

There are a few important signs to keep an eye out for that suggest the motor oil in your vehicle is either running low or has worn down:

  • Your model's performance isn't up to its usual standards. Traits such as fuel efficiency or acceleration can be influenced by worn motor oil.
  • Your car exhibits an unusual amount of white smoke from the exhaust.
  • The motor oil itself, which you can check using the dipstick, is thick and black instead of being fluid and golden-brown.

Near Cartersville, GA? We Can Handle Your Oil Change!

Oil changes are a common, simple process that won't take long to execute. Give us a call or book a visit online to schedule an oil change at our pristine James O'Neal CDJR Service Center!

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James O'Neal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1634 Highway 27 North
Directions Bremen, GA 30110-3418

  • Sales: (844) 265-9192
  • Service: (844) 417-5487
  • Parts: (844) 417-9504


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