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12/31/2020
Getting an oil change every few months is a must, but exactly how often should you do this? Check out this information from AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell to get your oil change questions answered.

Maintain your engine in great shape with a synthetic oil change in Austin. To find the perfect oil for your car, contact AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell at (512) 658-0357. You can also browse their online shop for the best products.

Answers to Common Oil Change Questions

As a car owner, it's important that you get to know your car and its needs. Part of this is understanding the basics of getting oil changes. If you're completely lost when it comes to your car's oil needs, check out these common questions and answers.

When Should I Get an Oil Change?

If you've been told that you have to get an oil change every three months or every 3,000 miles, this isn't quite true. This used to be the universal rule for oil changes, but thanks to advances in oil formulas and engine technology, this no longer holds true. Some cars can go much longer before they need an oil change, but this will depend on your car and the type of oil you use, on top of other conditions. Rather than looking for a one-size-fits-all rule for oil changes, it's best to get to know your car and the oil you're using so that you don't waste money on unnecessary oil changes or wait too long in between them.

When Should I Check on My Oil?

To get a better idea of when you should get an oil change, it's best to learn how to check your oil. This should be done at least once a month so that you can stay on top of its condition and level. Both are important because they play their own role in keeping your engine protected and running well. Before you decide now is a good time to check your oil, you first have to make sure your car is parked on level ground. An incline can cause your reading to be off. It's also important that your car engine be completely cool since a warm engine can also make your reading less accurate.

Keep your car in great shape with the help of a synthetic oil change in Austin. Click here to purchase AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine at its best. Contact the friendly oil pros at AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell to find even more great products like this. Give them a call at (512) 658-0357 or stop by their online store to learn more or to place your order.

What Signs Indicate I Need an Oil Change?

Now that you're ready to check your oil, it's very important that you know what to look for. When you take a look at your oil, start by ensuring that your oil level is good. Your dipstick will have two indicator markers; your oil level should fall somewhere in between the two. If you run low on oil often, you may have a leak or another issue that is causing your car to burn your oil too quickly, so definitely get this checked out. After checking the level, look at your oil, feel it, and smell it. The color alone won't be enough to tell you if it's time for a change. If, however, the oil is very dark, thick, opaque, has particles in it, and smells at least a little bit burnt, it's time for an oil change.

Is Synthetic Oil Better Than Conventional Oil?

If you've heard of synthetic oil, chances are you've wondered if it's better than your current conventional oil. In basic terms, synthetic oil is better. Since it is refined better, it has plenty of benefits. For one, synthetic oil will reduce sludge and buildup on your engine, helping it stay cleaner. This can help reduce wear, keeping it healthier for longer. Synthetic oil will also flow better in cold temperatures, keeping your engine protected even on cold starts. When things get hot under the hood of your car, your oil can evaporate faster or breakdown, but synthetic oil can resist this better. In fact, your oil change intervals will be longer with synthetic oil, which can help you save time and money.

To keep your engine well protected, give it a synthetic oil change in Austin. The friendly oil pros at AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell will be happy to help you find just what you need. Give them a call at (512) 658-0357 or stop by their online shop to learn more or to place an order.

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