Oil Change Service for Nissan
While most Nissan drivers are capable of checking their oil levels, they require oil change service from a professional. Getting an oil change is significantly more complicated than simply checking your oil levels and adding in a bit of fresh oil to keep your engine running.
The good news is that modern cars do not require oil changes as frequently as they used to. In the past, experts would recommend changing it every 3,000 miles, but most modern vehicles can go longer than this, frequently 5,000 or 7,500 miles. The best way to find out how frequently you should seek an oil change service for your Nissan is to take a look at your owner's manual. Keep in mind that if your driving isn't normal, you will need to get the oil changed more frequently. Activities that fit into this "not normal" category include towing with your vehicle, driving long distances at highway speeds in hot weather, driving along dusty roads, frequent shorter trips (particularly in cold weather), and driving in stop-and-go city traffic.
Why Is It Important to Get a Regular Oil Change?
When you get a regular oil change, you will notice an improvement in your vehicle's performance as well as its gas mileage. Both of these factors are due to the fact that oil changes help remove any dust and debris that has accumulated in your oil. When these particles enter the oil, it can mean that the engine has to work harder. In a worst case scenario where you don't change your oil for an extended period of time, you may actually end up with damage to the engine.
In addition to the simple fact that regular oil changes improve the performance of your vehicle, they also give you a scheduled service where a trained technician is looking at your car. Most of the time when a professional is changing the oil on a Nissan, he or she will at least glance at the other aspects of the car as well. This means that a professional will be looking under your car's hood and at its underside, and this in turn increases the chances that any potential issues with your vehicle are noticed.
Can I Use Any Brand of Synthetic Oil?
A quick trip to the auto parts store is all it takes to see that there are at least dozens of choices for synthetic oil to choose from. The general rule of thumb is that you should only buy a brand of synthetic oil that is designed to work for your particular vehicle. Even if it means spending a little extra money, you want to make sure you buy synthetic oil formulated to work in Nissans.
If your engine is designed to work with heavier or lighter oil, then be sure that this is the type of oil you are using. Modern engines tend to require lighter oil due to smaller spaces between parts and improved fuel economy. When picking the right brand of synthetic oil, you have a few good options to make the process easier. You can read the details on the bottle to see which models it is designed for, or you can simply ask the technician who provides the oil change service for your Nissan.
For answers to your questions and help changing your oil, talk to the professionals at Chris Myers Nissan in Daphne, Alabama.
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