If you’re wondering why it’s recommended that you get your routine oil change spaced further and further apart from your last one, it’s because most cars are now using synthetic oil, which requires less frequent changes. Regularly scheduled car maintenance is still one of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your car and catch small problems early before they turn into big repairs, but because oil changes are one of the main reasons people come in for maintenance, it means your car’s being seen less often for a tune up.
When you’re bringing your car in less often for regularly scheduled maintenance, your auto technician has less opportunity to spot issues early. For most people, their car is only receiving an oil change every 8,000 to 10,000 miles, which means they may be going 8-10 months before their next oil change. In that time, larger problems can develop with the car, since the other parts might need car maintenance well before the 8-month mark. If potential issues go by the wayside while you’re waiting for your next oil change appointment, you could be unpleasantly surprised to learn that the wear and tear on the vehicle has resulted in the need for a premature part replacement or significant repair. This is why it’s so important to find an experienced auto technician you can trust who will give you their recommendations for a better car maintenance schedule.
Fast Oil Change Service
While any quick oil change shop will be able to get the job done, they don’t offer trained and experienced ASE-Certified auto technicians who can take a look at your whole vehicle and detect any issues. Anyone can use a code reader to spit out an engine code when your check engine light comes on, but only a trained certified tech can diagnose the problem correctly and efficiently to help you save money, and get you back on the road safely.
You can always trust the folks at Signal Auto Garage to do right by you and your car. If you’re concerned about when to bring your car in for maintenance, all you have to do is ask! You can reach us on our online scheduling form right here on the site, or call the location closest to you: 651-690-1487 (Grand Ave, St Paul); 651-457-2668 (Moreland Ave, West St Paul); or 651-728-6200 (Marshall Ave, St Paul).