What are the Signs that My Oil Needs Changing?

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Oil changes are an essential way to keep your vehicles engine in great shape and prolong its life. Often it is recommended to change your oil after every 3,000 miles or every three months. Modern day cars typically have excellent oil sensors that will tell you when you should change your oil and it is always good to visually check your oil every 1,000 miles or before setting off on a long journey. There are also some signs that your vehicle may exhibit if the oil needs changing such as:

• The oil is thick or black
• The oil is coarse or gritty
• The change oil light comes on in the dashboard
• The oil level keeps dropping
• You hear increased engine noise
• The car is overheating
• You smell burning oil
• The engine is difficult to start

If you experience any of these indicators signs, you should change your as soon as possible to avoid any damage to the engine.

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