Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your car on the road for a long time. Getting regular oil changes will help everything run smoothly and keep your engine in good condition.

When you need Nissan oil change service near Port Richey, Bayonet Point, or Jasmine Estates, FL, head to the service center at Maus Nissan of New Port Richey.

How Often Should I Get an Oil Change

So, when will you need to bring your Nissan in for an oil change? That depends on what you drive. For example, a powerful pickup and a compact car usually won't have the same recommended maintenance schedule. To find your maintenance schedule, just check your owner's manual.

You can also go by what kind of oil your vehicle takes. Used cars and older models often run on conventional oil. Usually, if your car takes conventional oil, you'll need to get an oil change every 3,500 miles or every six months.

Chances are, though, your car runs on synthetic oil. More recent models use synthetic oil because it's designed to last longer and stand up to more extreme temperatures. With a vehicle like the Nissan Rogue or Nissan Altima, you'll only need to get your oil changed once a year or every 7,500 miles.


What Makes an Oil Change So Important?

There's a good reason technicians give your vehicle new oil every time you come in for maintenance. It's essential to keeping your car in good condition. That's because it keeps your engine healthy by taking care of two potential problems.

First, it lubricates the parts of your engine. Second, it cools them down. This prevents heat from building up under the hood. Without oil, friction would create heat between components. Over time that friction can lead to serious problems.

To reduce the risk of breakdowns, make sure you're always up to date on your oil changes.


Overdue for an Oil Change: Warning Signs

If you're not sure when your last oil change was, don't worry. Your vehicle can remind you. Just look for these warning signs:

  • Low engine oil pressure light. When you're overdue for an oil change, you'll eventually see a dashboard warning light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can.
  • Loud knocking sound. Since your parts aren't lubricated properly, you might be able to hear them straining and struggling to run properly.
  • Thick, dark oil. Checking your oil is easy. Just pop the hood and pull out the dipstick. Then, wipe it offer on a rag or paper towel. If it looks light brown, you're alright. Fresh oil has an amber hue and pours easily. Once oil is old and overworked, it turns into a thick, black sludge.

Schedule Your Next Oil Change

When you're due for an oil change, schedule service with Maus Nissan of New Port Richey. Our factory-trained technicians provide Nissan oil change service to drivers in Port Richey, Bayonet Point, and Jasmine Estates, FL. Contact us to learn more or schedule service online.

We want to make getting maintenance as convenient as possible for you. That's why we offer shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, refreshments, and a TV lounge in our waiting room.

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