One of the most important aspects of proper vehicle maintenance is oil. Motor oil lubricates your vehicles internal engine components, and if not properly maintained can cause some major headaches. Proper oil maintenance is much cheaper than a complete engine overhaul, just saying.
1. The recommended oil change interval
2. The recommended viscosity (SAE rating)
3. The recommended API rating
4. The vehicle specific specification of the oil
Always check your vehicles owner’s manual for recommended oil type and maintenance regiment. A good rule of thumb for the typical driver is never to exceed 4,000 miles between oil changes. That being stated we do live in Houston, TX so our cars have to endure extreme summer heat and the additional motor ware from the god awful traffic.
One of our MD Auto technicians can gladly assist you locate this information if needed.