Getting an oil change can seem like a hassle, but it’s one of the essential parts of car ownership. Here at Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we aim to do more than sell drivers some of the best new 2020 models for sale. We also want to give you all the tools and knowledge you need to keep your beloved vehicle running smoothly. 

That’s why today we want to cover the ever-popular topic of the oil change. Here, we’ll break down what an oil change consists of and how often you actually need to come into our service center to receive one. 

So, what is an oil change exactly? It’s a relatively simple process that involves draining and flushing your existing engine oil and replacing it with clean motor oil. Why is it important to drive with fresh oil in your engine? Dirty engine oil gets filled with debris and grime and can cause certain components of your engine to stop working correctly, increasing your risk of an accident or damage to your car. 

Now that you know what an oil change is and why it’s essential, let’s discuss how often you need an oil change. For a long time, the standard interval was about every 3,000 miles, and if you have an older car, this may still be true. However, thanks to automotive advancements and most modern vehicles using at least a blend of synthetic oil, most engines today can go between 5,000 and 7,500 miles before an oil change. To get the best answer, consult your owner’s manual. 

Keeping an eye on your engine oil is a smart way to ensure that you’re driving with a healthy engine. However, if you know that you’re due for an oil change, don’t worry. Here at our Downey, CA Chrysler dealership, we’ve got all the tools to help you get back on the road with clean oil in no time. Schedule a service appointment today.