Oil Change in Germantown, MD | Precision Auto

Oil Change


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Notifications or lights may appear on your dashboard panel when it’s time to service the oil, and it’s important not to ignore these. Vehicles are built with systems that help drivers stay on top of specific needs so that they can avoid costly repairs. If you see a light or notification, or if the oil level is visibly low when you check the oil dipstick, it’s time to have the vehicle serviced.

How you drive your vehicle and the average duration of car trips can have a significant impact on the cleanliness and life-expectancy of your oil. If most of your outings are short, your car has less time to cycle the oil than if you drove for longer periods. If the majority of trips are within Germantown, you may need to replace your oil more often, someone who is constantly driving greater distances outside of town. Stretching the timeline between oil changes allows dirty or weak oil to circulate throughout the engine, which doesn’t provide good lubrication to the engine’s internal components. If not monitored, leaks in the system can arise, and oil will be lost when driving. If you’re seeing drips of oil staining your driveway, it could eventually lead to the engine functioning incorrectly due to an insufficient amount of fluid.