One of the most basic vehicle maintenance services you can do for your vehicle is an oil change.

Tropical Performance is happy to provide this vehicle service for the Dania Beach area. While we provide a large variety of auto services, remembering to regularly service oil keeps everything running smoothly.

Why Does a Vehicle Need an Oil Change?

Automobiles utilize oil for a number of different purposes. One of its functions is to properly lubricate all of the different moving parts in your engine. Your engine is what essentially allows your car to function. Therefore, keeping your engine happy with fresh, clean oil will aid it in doing its job properly. Without enough oil, friction begins to build up, slowing down your vehicle overall.

It also assists with keeping parts of the engine cool. It helps to mitigate energy loss and keeps everything running in an efficient manner. Without the presence of oil, things will begin to grind and heat up, leading to more serious issues with your engine.

When Do I Need an Oil Change?

The rule of thumb is that your vehicle should receive an oil change every 3000 miles, but no more than 5000 miles. Alternatively, you should replace your oil every 3 months, whichever of these happens to come first. Oil quality is always improving, so your vehicle might be safe for longer. However, it’s not worth risking unnecessary wear and tear on the engine.

You should also take the effort to occasionally check your car’s oil levels. You can do this by ensuring that your car is on level ground. Also, try to do it when the car hasn’t been running to avoid burning yourself. Remove the dipstick from the engine and wipe it off. Dip it back in and check that the oil streak reaches the designated area on the stick.

For typical drivers, you may only need conventional oil. So long as your vehicle isn’t experiencing undue stress from weather or dirt roads, you’ll be alright. It’s a low-cost option that provides sufficient protection. For others, you may want to invest in a synthetic blend, or full synthetic oil to provide higher levels of protection for harsher conditions.

Need an Oil Change in Dania Beach?

Regular maintenance is key to maintaining the quality and lifespan of your automobile. Our service center at Tropical Performance assists with all general maintenance tasks including oil changes, tire rotations and wheel alignment, replacing air filters, and more. We’re the go-to auto repair service for Dania Beach.

If you need further assistance or want to schedule an oil change service, give us a call today at (954)-866-7490.
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