Oil is an important liquid in your vehicle that lubricates the moving pieces of your engine. The purpose of oil is to remove heat from the engine, lubricate the parts to protect, and keep the engine clean my containing any dirt and debris. Over time, oil can naturally become too dirty and worn to properly lubricate your vehicle's engine. If oil isn’t changed every 3,000–5,000 miles it can become harmful for your vehicle and may lead to costly repairs. Oil changes are one of the easiest routine maintenance services that can help extend the life of your vehicle. They are especially important during the winter months because the cold temperatures can make it harder for your vehicle to run in various ways. Taking care of your vehicle is easy at Graff Bay City. You can have your oil changes and Winter Car Care done in our Certified Service Center, where our caring technicians are trained to properly work on any make and model.
As we mentioned above, oil will collect bits of dirt and debris from the engine overtime, causing it to lose its effectiveness in protecting and removing heat from the engine. Skipping oil changes can cause the engine to become too hot from friction, to work less efficiently, and engine components to wear much too quickly. Synthetic oil may help extended the time allotted between oil changes, but isn't necessary in most vehicles. But even synthetic oil needs to be changed regularly. You can determine when your oil becomes ineffective by looking out for these signs you need an oil change this winter:
If you're coming up on the 3,000-5,000 mile marker, or are experiencing any of the above signs, schedule your oil change at Graff Bay City. Our Certified Service Center is staffed with experienced technicians who will check and change your oil and suggest a date for your next oil change based on your specific make, model, and choice of oil type. Our competitive service and parts pricing will also help you feel confident that you're taking care of your vehicle the right way. You can conveniently schedule Winter Car Care and Auto Service at Graff Chevolet in Bay City, MI online or by giving us a call at at (989) 684-4411. We're proud to service our neighbors in Bay City, Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Pinconning, Mt. Morris, and beyond at our Chevrolet dealership located at 3636 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI 48706!