Cars are complex machines built with many systems and parts. While your vehicle is much more sophisticated than cars of the past, it still needs regular maintenance to continue to run correctly and safely. Bringing your car to a service center for maintenance is crucial. It will help to prevent a breakdown and allow your vehicle to last longer. An oil change is an essential part of every scheduled maintenance visit. If you live in Salem, oil change service is quick and easy when you visit the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center in Marion. We’re about a half-hour from Marion, so you won’t have far to drive for your next oil change.
Your vehicle’s engine is a marvel of modern technology. The engine’s moving parts must be lubricated continuously. Motor oil lubricates the engine’s part, preventing them from rubbing against each other. Without lubrication, the engine would be destroyed very quickly. Another function of motor oil is to clean and cool the engine.
While motor oil is designed to last a long time, it starts to break down as it ages, causing it to lose viscosity. Old oil can’t provide the lubrication the engine needs. It also picks up dirt, dust and other contaminants, which will ultimately turn into sludge, leading to engine damage. Protect your car’s engine and bring your vehicle to the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center for oil change service near Salem.
When our service technicians change your car’s oil, they’ll flush out the old engine oil and replace it with clean, fresh oil. Additionally, they’ll change the oil filter, allowing the engine to work more effectively.
While many of today’s cars have an automatic oil change indicator designed to let drivers know when it’s time to change the oil, these don’t always work the way they’re supposed to, so it’s better to rely on your odometer. Most automakers recommend changing your vehicle’s oil at 5,000-mile intervals, while others advise drivers to change the oil every 7,500 miles.
You’ll find your car’s recommended oil change interval listed in your owner’s manual. You’re likely to see two sets of recommendations: one for normal driving conditions and another for extreme driving. Drivers who use their vehicles for towing, drive in extreme temperatures, or do a lot of stop-and-go driving fall into the latter category and will need to change their cars’ oil more frequently than those who fall into the normal driving category.
If you’re unsure about the right time to bring your car in for its next oil change, call the experts at the Jim Cook Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll let you know when your vehicle is due for maintenance service, and we’ll schedule an appointment, if necessary. When you visit our service department for oil change service, we’ll use the right oil for your make and model.
Visit Jim Cook Chevrolet at 1075 North Main Street in Marion. We’re easy to reach from Salem. Visit our website for our current service hours and a map. We look forward to providing you with outstanding service!