Why It is Important to have your Vehicle’s Oil Changed Frequently

Why changing oil is important…..

Engine oil lubricates and protects the components in your engine. Without it, the metal-on-metal contact that results can severely damage your vehicle’s engine. If dirt or other particles build up in the oil, they can scratch or damage vital components.

Regular oil and filter changes help your vehicle operate at its most efficient. In fact, using the proper grade of oil recommended by your Owner’s Manual can improve your gas mileage by as much as 2%.

So How often should you have your oil changed?

Ford Motor Company generally recommends getting an oil change every 7,500 miles or every six months for 2008 and newer model year vehicles, whichever comes first, or every 5,000 miles or every six months for 2007 and older model year vehicles, whichever comes first.

However, you should change your oil and filter more often – every 5,000 miles or every six months for 2008 and newer model year vehicles, whichever comes first, or every 3,000 miles or every three months for 2007 and older model year vehicles, whichever comes first – if you do any of the following:

  • Tow or carry heavy loads

  • Idle or drive at low speeds for long distances

  • Drive in dusty conditions

  • Drive off road frequently

  • Use E85 fuel more than 50% of the time

If you have any questions about the recommended oil change intervals for your specific vehicle, be sure to check your Owner’s Manual.  Every OEM recommends different mileage periods.  The general knowledge of many car owners has always been every 3,000 miles.  Although with newer models, that has changed a bit…

Oil changes from the experts

Getting your oil changed at a dealership might be costly, but using a certified collision center will help you save time, money, and frustration.

About ICC Collision Centers..

ICC Collision Centers, Inc provides auto collision repair services in Southern California and Arizona. It offers towing services, vehicle replacement service, and automotive collision repair services, as well as automobile damage claims support. The company also provides a wide variety of added value programs for it’s client base. ICC Collision Centers operates collision repair centers in 7 locations providing services to its customers, insurance partners and affiliated new car dealers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

In Fact, we are now offering a FREE OIL CHANGE WITH ANY COLLISION REPAIR.  Available exclusively from ICC Collision Centers…

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