In Lawndale, California, between the heat and the traffic, your vehicle relies heavily on its oil to keep cool and perform efficiently. While most vehicle owners now understand the importance of regular oil changes, they may not have been told how regular they need to be. The answer varies based on the vehicle, the environment, and the habits of the driver. At Import MotorWorx, our ASE certified technicians are familiar with the factory-recommended maintenance schedules. However, we really want to learn how you use your vehicle and, more importantly, how you drive it.
Your Driving Habits Matter
Are you a bit quick on the gas when the light turns green? Or do you watch your RPMs as you accelerate? In heavy traffic, do you inch forward, accelerating and braking again and again? Try coasting, even at a low speed, so you aren’t wasting the power your engine generated when you were accelerating just moments ago. The more aware drivers are of how their habits wear on their engine, the more likely they are to prioritize routine maintenance, even if they aren’t going to vow to pick up their lead foot!
When to Get an Oil Change
All European imports come with a set of instructions from the manufacturer. In the owner’s manual, you can find an outline of your car’s required maintenance services and when to get them. Depending on the manufacturer’s information, you might need oil changes every 5,000, 7,000, or 10,000 miles, or somewhere in between. But you don’t have to go flipping through the pages of your owner’s manual or do the math to find out when your foreign car is due for its next oil change. Instead, you can visit Import MotorWorx. Our professional technicians will check your oil to find out if it’s time to change it. Old oil that looks black or has contaminants in it will need to be changed since it is no longer protecting your engine. We’ll also need to top off oil levels if they are low.
As part of a preventative maintenance plan, oil changes along with tire rotations, wheel alignment, and other services keep your vehicle in its ideal condition. You don’t need to wait until you can’t see through the smoke to make an effort for your vehicle. At Import MotorWorx, our ASE certified technicians are familiar with every make and model of European import, and our work is backed by a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty, to keep your peace of mind long after you drive away from our Lawndale, California location. Stop by our shop today at 4623 Artesia Blvd, Suite 2 for your next oil change!