One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle is to take care of it with regular maintenance, like getting regular oil changes. Your Nissan will run smoother and be more efficient with oil and filter changes as recommended by the manufacturer. Premier Nissan of San Jose provides high-quality service for all our customers.
Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle; it serves several purposes. First of all, it lubricates your engine to reduce the friction generated when parts move together. It saves wear and tear on those parts, so they last longer.
Another benefit of having a well-oiled engine is that the reduced friction also reduces the heat generated. The oil helps keep your engine cleaner because dirt, dust, and even tiny pieces of metal are moved through the engine to the oil filter where the particles are trapped so the oil stays cleaner longer. Another important reason to change your oil regularly is to save yourself money. If oil is not changed often enough, your engine begins working harder to get you where you need to go. With regular oil changes, you save money because your gas mileage is better. After all, the engine is more efficient.
The short answer is to check your owner’s manual. Your manual is full of information to help you maintain your vehicle, including a schedule of maintenance that tells you how often to replace parts and service your vehicle. It also tells you manufacturer recommendations as to how often to change your oil. Most older models adhere to the 3 month or 3,000-mile rule, and others tell you every 5,000 miles. The truth is, with technology today, some vehicles only need an oil change 7,500-10,000 miles. It is important to note though that it’s not all about the mileage. Even if you do not drive much, over time your oil loses its effectiveness and needs to be replaced to keep your vehicle operating at peak efficiency. You will want to get an oil change at least twice a year, but as always you should defer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to get manufacturer recommendations.
Here at Premier Nissan of San Jose, we are well accustomed to doing many oil changes each day, making our team the experts to count on. You can make an appointment with us, or you can drop in to get an oil change, and we will get you back on the road quickly. Although we do specialize in Nissan service and repairs, we can take care of any make or model. Our team of certified mechanics and technicians are here to service your vehicle and get you back on the road to where you need to go. If you need an oil change, come by our San Jose service center to get your oil changed or give us a call and set up an appointment. We know you have a lot riding on your vehicle so, keep it in peak condition by getting regular maintenance with Premier Nissan of San Jose near Sunnyvale, CA.