Oil Changes

Your engine keeps your Land Rover going, but what keeps your engine going? Oil! It’s the key to a healthy engine and continued adventures year-in and year-out. It’s also the key to less repairs. All it takes is regularly bringing in your vehicle to Land Rover Roaring Fork and having your oil and oil filter replaced.

Stop by today and see just how easy it can be.

The Foundation For A Healthy Engine

Oil is how your engine does all the things that it does without breaking. Metal working on metal moving at high speeds creates huge amounts of heat. Oil passes between the working parts in your engine to absorb this heat and keep your engine cool. It also ensures that there is a smooth layer between each moving part so the metal doesn’t become worn and break. Finally, oil transports corrosion and contaminants away from moving parts and cycles them into the oil filter which removes them from the oil, allowing clean oil to continue moving through the engine.

The oil filter cannot do this forever, though. Eventually, it will not be able to hold more contaminants and these will become stuck on parts. Plus, the oil itself will not be able to absorb as much heat. This is why its not only important to regularly change your oil, but also change your oil filter too.

Conventional Or Synthetic Oil?

Conventional motor oil is a by-product from crude oil and has been used in automobiles for years. Synthetic oil, however, is engineered with several other lubricants to increase it’s effectiveness at absorbing heat and keeping moving engine parts slick. Additionally, synthetic oil has been engineered to reduce long-term wear and tear on the engine, making it last longer.

Your choice of oil usually will come down to price. Conventional oil is reliable and cheap, so many manufacturers still recommend it. Synthetic oil costs more, but it could save you money in the long run because of its enhanced properties. The best option? Talk to one of our Service Center advisors and let them direct you to the best solution for your particular vehicle.

How Regular Is “Regularly Scheduled Maintenance?

Most vehicles need the oil and the filter changed every 3,000 miles or every 3 months. But how often you change it also depends on your driving conditions and driving habits as well. If you live in an area with mild weather conditions and your driving habits are fairly regular and consistent, then you can go as long as 5,000 miles or 6 months. But, if you live in an area with severe weather conditions and your driving habits are rough and rugged, then you might need monthly oil changes to ensure your engine remains healthy.

5 Signs You Need To Change The Oil

Going too long without fresh oil can cause permanent damage to your engine. Check for these signs that will let you know that it’s time to change it.

  • 1. Oil is dark and dirty when you remove the dipstick (for instructions on how to check oil levels, ask one of our advisors or refer to the Owner’s Manual of your vehicle).
  • 2. Loud or irregular engine noise and knocking.
  • 3. The “Check Engine” light or the “Oil Can” icon are lit in your dashboard display.
  • 4. Unusual smoke from your exhaust pipe.
  • 5. Oil smell inside the cabin.

The Bottom Line

For years of solid performance and adventuring miles, changing your oil is the way to go. Going long periods of time without an oil change causes dirt and impurities to build up in your engine. This reduces efficiency, performance and can even damage key components of your engine or even ruin your engine entirely. Nobody wants to buy an entire engine – it’s much easier to schedule regular oil change maintenance at Land Rover Roaring Fork instead.

Visit Land Rover Roaring Fork Today

Servicing is a necessary part of car ownership – so why settle for anything but the best? Visit Land Rover Roaring Fork and get your routine oil maintenance today.

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