One of the most common questions posed by new car owners is, "How often do I need to change the oil?"
Ask five people, and you'll get five different answers!
Your parents might say, "Every 3,000 miles on the dot." But things were different even just a few decades ago. Advances in the way engines are built, and in the quality of oils used, mean that oil change intervals can be much longer.
How much longer?
Chrysler recommends every 8,000 miles, but the truth is, your actual mileage may vary. Do you spend long stints out on the highways, driving in the California summer heat, along dusty, drought-dry roads? Extreme heat can cause engine oil to degrade faster, and you really need that stuff to work!
In the video above, you can watch a simulated journey of oil as it travels through your entire engine. You'll see how important it is to keep metal parts from grinding directly against other metal parts, in intensely high-pressure conditions.
So, is it time for your next oil change? Don't put it off, visit DCH Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Temecula, and make an appointment with our service center.