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Changing the oil isn´t a difficult task but it definitely is an important one. Learn how often you need to change it and what products you need to purchase for your oil change.

What You Should Know Before Changing the Oil

Changing the oil in your vehicle is not optional, it is an absolute must if you want your vehicle to actually work and not die out in the middle of the road. However, there is more to an oil change than taking out the oil and putting in a new one. There are several things that need to be considered and the following information can help you to get a better idea of what you need to know before changing the oil.

How Often Should You Change the Oil?

Oil changes should be a regular part of your maintenance routine, no matter what kind of car you own. Trucks and heavier vehicles used for more demanding workloads or under more challenging conditions need to have the oil checked often and possibly changed more often. How often you need to change the oil will depend on the use you give your vehicle, the type of oil that you use, and what your manufacturer recommends. This means that if you use regular motor oil you will most likely need to change the oil around every 3,500 miles while if you use synthetic oil it can be changed every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. However, there are some brands such as AMSOIL that carry prolonged duration synthetic oil. AMSOIL´s Signatur Series Synthetic Oil can be used for up to 25,000 miles before it needs to be replaced.

Don´t Neglect Oil Checks and Changes

You should also check the oil often to verify that the oil levels are sufficient and look for signs of deterioration that can indicate when your engine is closer to needing an oil change. For more information on the importance of changing your oil and why exactly you should always prioritize this task, check out this post.

Check Your Owner´s Manual

Your owner´s manual is very handy and you should always have it nearby. Every time you have a doubt or question regarding any product or procedure that your vehicle requires you need to check the manual for your manufacturer´s recommendations. It is important that you read it before you go get an oil change or complete one yourself because it will list the types of products you should be using and what you need to look for. Make sure you verify what type of oil grade your vehicle needs, what oil filter you should purchase and what is the oil change interval recommended for your vehicle.

Use Synthetic Oil

Next, you need to make sure you have a quality lubricant that matches your manufacturer´s recommendations. Synthetic oil is always the go-to oil for all vehicle types because it provides reliable lubrication and unbeatable protection. AMSOIL carries a wide variety of synthetic oil, grades, and types to match the specific needs of your engine. Check out their online store by clicking here, or contact OIL 4 AMERICA directly.

The Oil Filter Is More Important Than You Realize

Some people don´t realize just how important the oil filter is and how necessary it is to change it. The oil filter is in charge of removing impurities that the oil traps and retaining them until the next oil change. As the oil wears out so does the oil filter and the dirt particles and gunk that it traps can only be retained for so long before they begin to spread out when the oil passes through it. That is why changing the oil filter is so crucial.

Change the Oil Filter in Every Oil Change

No oil change is complete if the oil filter is not changed or cleaned out. It may sound somewhat logical to just drain the oil and put in new oil but if you only do this the oil will only get dirty again in no time because it will absorb the dirt trapped in the oil filter. That is why it is of utmost importance that you actually remove the oil filter as well and replace it. Some oil filters can be cleaned out and reinserted but not all, so make sure you verify what kind of oil filter your vehicle requires. Oil filters also come in different shapes and sizes and so it is wise to learn what specific kind your engine needs and be sure to change it. For all your oil changes make sure you select the right products and always purchase quality items.

Purchase the Best Products for Your Synthetic Oil Change in Palm Desert, CA

AMSOIL has everything you need for your oil changes, from synthetic oil to the right oil filter. You can purchase what you need at AMSOIL´s online store or contact OIL 4 AMERICA for help in selecting the best products. Call them today at (888) 492-8173.

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