Oil Change in Carlsbad, CA

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Oil Change Service at Premier Cadillac of Carlsbad

One of the most important elements of car maintenance is regular oil changes. When you change your oil on a routine basis as recommended by the manufacturer, you can enjoy a smooth ride with longer engine life. The service department at Premier Cadillac of Carlsbad is here to help you care for your Cadillac with preventative maintenance, including oil changes.

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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

You should change your oil as often as recommended by the manufacturer for your vehicle. You can usually find the recommendations in your owner’s manual. Your service technician can also inform you of when the oil needs to be changed. While modern vehicles are designed to go longer between oil changes, you don’t want to skip them or go beyond the recommended timeline. Most models have a warning light to let you know your oil needs to be changed.

Do You Need to Check the Oil in Between Changes?

Most of the time, your engine will work efficiently between oil changes with no maintenance needed. However, you should check the oil on a regular basis to ensure there are no underlying problems. Make sure the oil hasn’t dropped to the level by adding another quart. Notice the color and if it appears clean. Oil should look dark brown or black. If it turns bluish, it may mean that the coolant has leaked into the engine. If you see metal slivers in the oil, it indicates other damage.

Newer models may not allow you to check the oil manually. Instead of a traditional dipstick, these vehicles come with an electronic monitor.

What Kind of Oil Do You Need?

Your owner’s manual will tell you the kind of oil that works best for your engine. Some models prefer synthetic oil, which is designed to last longer in between oil changes. Your vehicle may not require this type of oil, and it may work better with regular oil.

If you’re not sure what kind of oil to use in your vehicle, talk to the service team at Premier Cadillac of Carlsbad. The technicians will help you decide on the right kind of oil for your car or SUV.

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

Regular oil changes are necessary to keep your engine running smoothly. The oil lubricates all the moving parts to reduce friction which can lead to wear and tear. If you wait too long to have the oil changed, you can end up damaging the engine or other components, which results in a costly repair.

Regular oil changes also help your vehicle operate more efficiently. As the oil gets thicker from grime, it doesn’t move through the system as easily. The engine must work harder, which reduces performance and efficiency.

You can schedule an oil change online with Premier Cadillac of Carlsbad around your busy schedule. You can also stop by for same-day oil changes. Our service technicians also provide an inspection to check for wear on other components, which is another reason to bring your vehicle in for an oil change.

Let Premier Cadillac of Carlsbad help you care for your vehicle with regular oil changes.