The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

September 8th, 2017 by

Auto Mechanic Checking Oil Levels

Whether you’re the owner of a flashy new Jaguar, a dependable used domestic model, or something in between, getting your oil changed is one of the most important responsibilities you have as the owner of a vehicle. Find out why oil changes are important, how to change your oil, and where to bring it if you prefer professional service.

Why Are Oil Changes Important?

OIl is the lubricant that prevents excessive friction between the pistons and the inner walls of the housing. If you wait too long to get your oil changed, the oil can run low or get filled with debris. When that happens, excessive engine heating can occur, decreasing the performance and efficiency of the vehicle and putting you and those around you at risk.

When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

The rule of thumb used to be to get your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. New engineering and research has changed that common wisdom, though, and it’s generally agreed that most vehicles are okay with getting an oil change around every 5,000 miles. These intervals can vary slightly depending on the vehicle, though, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual or get in touch with your Jaguar service center to make sure you know the particulars for your make and model.

How Do I Change My Oil?

If you would like to change your own oil, there are a number of steps you will need to take, including:

  1. Choosing the right kind of oil
  2. Preparing supplies and vehicle
  3. Draining oil from the drain plug
  4. Tightening the drain plug
  5. Changing the oil filter
  6. Adding new oil
  7. Making sure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Fort Myers, FL

While some people enjoy DIY projects like changing their own oil, many simply prefer the speed, convenience, and professionalism of a certified service center. At Jaguar Fort Myers, you can easily schedule an appointment for your next oil change, bring your car in, and be back on the road in no time! And before you do, make sure to check out our current service specials for any deals we’re currently running, and be sure to use Jaguar OEM parts to ensure your car runs smoothly. Our service center is located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL, and you can always contact us with any questions about Jaguar oil changes.