Routine Oil Change Service
A red oil lamp illuminating on your vehicle’s instrumental panel means stop driving. It is time to pull in for a pit stop at your local repair shop and follow another indicator that might flash at you: SERVICE ENGINE SOON.
Engine oil is critical for lubricating the metal components of your engine to prevent catastrophic, costly damage. Reducing this friction also keeps your engine from overheating. As fresh, amber-colored oil moves through your engine, it carries away dirt and grime, gradually turning the oil dark when it is filled with contaminants. This means routine oil changes are the single most important auto care service to maintain the life of your engine.
It is best to check your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change intervals on your exact make, model and year. Standard highway driving is considered “normal” conditions. If you use your vehicle to tow, commute through aggressive stop-and-go traffic, travel down dirt/gravel roads often or live in an extreme climate, your driving conditions are considered “severe,” and your oil needs changed more often. You should change conventional motor oil every 5,000 miles, synthetic oil every 10,000 to 15,000 miles and a synthetic blend every 7,500 miles.
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What to Expect From a Full-Service Oil Change at NAPA Auto Care
Changing the oil in vehicles with combustion engines, which includes hybrid vehicles, requires draining the engine of all the existing oil and replacing it entirely with fresh oil. A full-service oil change should also include an oil filter replacement to efficiently trap dirt and debris before it enters your engine. On most vehicles, oil change service only takes around 45 minutes.
An oil change service at a NAPA Auto Care center can include:
- Engine oil drain
- Engine oil replacement
- High-quality oil filter replacement
- Drain plug gasket replacement
- Engine oil light diagnostic
The Auto Care technician will also inspect your cabin filter, engine air filter, exterior lights, vehicle battery and windshield washer fluid level. After an inspection, the ASE-certified technician will thoroughly explain your vehicle’s condition. Remember, thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, you are not required to have your maintenance performed at a dealership to maintain your warranty.
How Much Does an Oil Change Service Cost?
At NAPA, we know a little bit of knowledge goes a long way. It is important for vehicle owners to know upfront how much it costs for an oil change, which can range from $170 to $220. Check out the easy-to-use NAPA Auto Care Repair Estimator. This competitive pricing tool provides instant cost estimates for routine vehicle maintenance and the most common car repairs.
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