Getting your oil changed is a basic but crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance. Engine oil plays an important role in keeping your vehicle running as you drive around Newark, OH. First, it lubricates your engine, eliminating friction that would otherwise damage your engine's moving parts. Second, it helps cool the engine by transferring heat away from moving parts as the oil flows through the engine. Over time, oil picks up debris and contaminants and loses its effectiveness, and needs to be changed. The Service Center at Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Mount Vernon, OH, is a great, reliable place to get an oil change. Here is how to know when you need an oil change.

Your Oil Change Interval Comes Up

Whether you use your vehicle for off-roading near Westerville, OH, or commuting to work in Columbus, OH, changing your oil at regular intervals can take some of the stress out of figuring out when to change your oil. Check your owner's manual to see how often you should change your vehicle's oil.

Excess Exhaust

Is more exhaust coming out of your tailpipe than usual? It might be that your engine oil has lost its effectiveness and your engine is overheating.

Gritty Oil

Check your oil with the dipstick. Does it have grit and debris? It might be time for a clean change of oil.

Strange Vibrations or Noises

As oil ages, it gets less effective at lubrication. This can lead to your engine generating more friction, resulting in alarming sounds or noticeable friction, especially when idling.

Get Your Oil Changed at Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Delaware, OH, drivers who need an oil change can count on our Service Center to do the job right. Our expert technicians can change your oil quickly and effectively so you can get on with your day. To find out more about getting an oil change at our dealership, contact us today!

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