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When Should I Change My Oil?

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Engine oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. It is used to lubricate all the internal moving parts and help keep components from overheating. Changing oil is an extremely important part of keeping your engine in good operating condition.

Some cars have a service interval counter which is built into the vehicle’s dashboard, while other cars do not. If your car does not have a built-in system, use reminders, such as those provided by YourMechanic. You can also look at your car manual to see the recommended interval.

Depending on your car and the type of oil in it, it’s typically recommended that you change the oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles, and replace the oil filter each time. It's good to know the reasons why cars have different oil change intervals, as well as the right type of oil to use in your engine. Some engines need oil better designed to withstand heat, such as Castrol Edge, or mileage, like Castrol GTX High Mileage.

If it's time to change your oil and filter, our mobile mechanics can come to your location to service your car using top-quality synthetic or conventional Castrol motor oil.


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Riley

40 years of experience
3 reviews
Riley
40 years of experience
Subaru Forester - Oil Change - Washington, District of Columbia
He was very kind and professional - quickly diagnosed the problems with our car and repaired them. I would highly recommend Riley for your car repair needs.
Honda Accord - Oil Change - Lanham, Maryland
Riley was very professional and friendly. I especially liked that he explained what was wrong with my car and what needed to be replaced or fixed. Then he actually showed me these parts in my car and how they could be fixed.

Deane

10 years of experience
329 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Audi A4 - Oil Change - Carlsbad, California
Deane just finished an oil change, PCV valve replacement, and Vacuum Pump replacement for my 2008 Audi A4. He did an outstanding job! Showed up on time, was very knowledgeable of the issue got right to work. Strongly recommend having Deane work on your car
Infiniti FX35 - Oil Change - Oceanside, California
Deane was fantastic. Very kind and professional. Handled everything with a great attitude. He went above and beyond with my service. Thanks!

Jason

31 years of experience
246 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Toyota Prius - Oil Change - Menlo Park, California
Jason gave me some excellent advice on when to perform preventative maintenance for my Prius. He was very efficient and very friendly.

Juan

11 years of experience
2 reviews
Juan
11 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLK320 - Oil Change - Vallejo, California
Outstanding Service , Professional, Reliable... Highly Recommend .. Total appreciation how detailed Juan is in explaining my auto and repairs needed for smooth operation. Thank you for making your customer service a pleasant experience. Ms Khan

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