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12/31/2020
If you're not sure how often to get oil changes or what they're for, you're not alone. Get the answers to some of the most common oil change questions in this post from Huff Oil Group.



Keep your engine running strong with a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. The friendly oil pros at Huff Oil Group can help you find a great oil for your car. To learn more, give them a call at (978) 259-5463 or stop by their online shop.

Answers to Questions You May Have About Getting an Oil Change

Information about oil changes can be confusing, especially if you're not too familiar with how your car works. If you're trying to learn the basics when it comes to your car's oil needs, check out these common oil change questions and answers.

How Often Will I Need an Oil Change?

In the past, it was recommended that all cars get an oil change every three months or every 3,000 miles. However, this is no longer applicable because there have been advances made in oil formulas as well as in engines. How often your car will need new oil will then depend on how old your car is, the type of oil you're using, and even the conditions you're driving in. Rather than sticking to a rule that was created so long ago, it's best that you get familiar with your car and the oil you're using. This means learning to check your car's oil so that you get an oil change when your car needs it and not before then.

How Regularly Should I Check My Oil?

Checking your oil isn't something you can do once and then forget about. Do your best to make time to check on it at least once a month. It won't take very long, but there are a few things you should consider. Before you jump into this task, make sure your car is parked on level ground. An incline can give you an inaccurate level reading, so definitely avoid a slope. It's also important that your engine is completely cool before you get started. You'll need some sort of rag to clean the dipstick with, so be sure to have one on hand.

What Does Oil Look Like When It Needs to Be Changed?

When checking your oil, you'll also need to know what to look out for. Now that you're on level ground, your engine is cool, and you have a rag in hand, open up the hood and find the oil dipstick. Remove this, clean off the oil, put it back in its place, and remove it once more. This will give you the most accurate reading. Start by looking at how much oil you have left. The dipstick should have two markers that make it easier to know if you have the right amount of oil. Your oil should fall in between those two markers so that things continue to run smoothly. If it's too low, you'll need to top it off to ensure your engine stays well protected. Next, look at the oil and feel it. Many drivers think that dark oil means it has gone bad, but this isn't necessarily true. If the oil is dark, smells burnt, has particles in it, and is opaque and thick, then it's time for a change. If it's a bit dark but is still slick, translucent (you can see the dipstick through it), and doesn't have particles in it, it's still in good shape.

Give your car a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville to keep it at its best. A synthetic oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil can keep your car in better shape. You can find more products like this by contacting the oil pros at Huff Oil Group. Give them a call at (978) 259-5463 or check out their online shop!

Is Conventional Oil Better Than Synthetic Oil?

This is a question that many car owners wonder about because they hear so many good things about synthetic oil but may be scared to change from what they know. The reality is that synthetic oil can be much better for your car due to its superior quality. Synthetic oil can help reduce sludge and buildup on your engine, reduce wear, flow better at all temperatures, and generally keep your engine better protected. Your oil change intervals will also be longer, which can help you save time and money. If you decide you don't like synthetic oil, you can always change back to your conventional oil without a problem.

To keep your engine in great shape, give it a synthetic oil change in Fayetteville. Find a great oil for your car by contacting the oil pros at Huff Oil Group. Call them at (978) 259-5463 to learn more or to place an order. You can also stop by their online shop to browse their full stock of quality AMSOIL Oil products.

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