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Get Your Oil Changes at Kia of East Syracuse

When your vehicle alerts you to needing an oil change, it’s easy to push it to the back of your mind and say you’ll get to it eventually. But, it’s important to not delay this and get your oil changed regularly. It’s a very inexpensive and quick service, but can end up really costing you if ignored. Oil changes will help your vehicle perform better on the road, prolong the life of your car, and will improve fuel efficiency. Plus, with the quick, affordable, and convenient service at Kia of East Syracuse's service department, there's absolutely no reason that an oil change can't fit into your schedule regularly.

If you have questions about oil changes, call our experts at 315-701-5898. Below, we've answered some of the most common questions we hear about oil changes. 

Why is oil important?

Oil lubricates the engine. This might not seem like a huge task, but the lubrication keeps the engine cool. With many tiny parts rubbing together, friction and heat can wear your engine down quickly. Plenty of clean oil ensures that your engine is properly lubricated and reduces heat. Engine repairs are extremely costly. Simple oil changes help you avoid this expense. Schedule service today if it's been a while since your last oil change. 

When should I get my vehicle’s oil changed?

It’s pretty obvious if the warning light comes on, but if not, it’s recommended to change your vehicle’s oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Of course, this depends on the conditions you’re regularly driving in. Stop-and-go driving, rough roads, and extremely cold or humid temperatures could mean you need to take your car in for an oil change every 5,000 miles. Another great option is to check your owner’s manual to see what’s recommended for your specific vehicle. If you're unsure, talk to the experts at Kia of East Syracuse about how you can ensure you're getting oil changes exactly when you should. 

What kind of oil should I use?

The answer to this also varies. Some automakers recommend synthetic oil. This can last much longer than conventional oil. Being sure to choose the correct oil will help your vehicle’s performance. Again, our service staff is ready to help you answer this question and offer an option that works with your vehicle and fits in your budget.

What happens if I don’t change my oil?

Not following the recommended oil change times can be detrimental to your car’s engine. Oil is what lubricates the engine, allowing all of the metal to work together without damaging components. If you’re not getting regular oil changes, the oil will get dirtier and dirtier and the oil filter will eventually clog up. Eventually, the engine will fail altogether. Avoid paying thousands of dollars for a new engine and get your oil changed for a low price instead.

If you need an oil change in upstate New York, Kia of East Syracuse has you covered! Stop by our service center today for quick service, great prices, and a professional staff. Call 315-701-5898 to get started.