5 Signs That You Need to Change Your Oil

Oil Change

Knowing when to check your oil and when to change your oil is an essential aspect of auto maintenance that can help keep your car working longer, save you money down the line, and ensure you’re getting optimal levels of performance and efficiency from your vehicle. But what are the signs you may need an oil change? Find out here with the service team at Fisher Acura, your certified Acura dealer near Aurora, and take a look at our current new vehicle specials!

What are the Signs I Need an Oil Change?

  1. Low Oil Level

If the oil level on your car is low, there’s a good chance you need to either top it off or get an oil change. If this problem persists, you may need to schedule repairs to your oil system. Some signs your oil is low will be a burning smell or your oil change light comes on.

  1. Visible Exhaust

If you see visible exhaust coming out of your tailpipe, you likely have a problem that needs to be fixed–and one of the prime possibilities is that your oil level is low or the oil quality is bad.

  1. Car Shaking at Stop Lights

If your car shakes while you’re at a red light or waiting for someone in the parking lot, that’s a good sign that you may need to schedule an oil change.

  1. Engine Noises

If you hear a knocking or ticking sound coming from your engine, it’s likely that your oil quality is bad and needs to be replaced.

  1. Gritty or Dark Oil

If your oil is dark and/or has debris mixed up in it, then the quality is bad and it needs to be replaced.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

The answer to this question is, that it depends. The frequency of oil changes for your car will be contingent upon certain factors like your vehicle’s make, model, and year, as well as the way you drive, how often you drive, where you drive, and the condition of your vehicle. In general, though, it’s usually a good idea to have your vehicle checked out for an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every 3-6 months.

Schedule an Oil Change Today Near Broomfield at Fisher Acura!

Bring your car in for an oil change using a service special coupon near Denver at Fisher Acura, or buy a new car after checking out your predicted monthly payments with our payment calculator. And, check out our other tips on how often you should rotate your tires, when to check your transmission fluid, and how to jump-start your car. Our dealership is located at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, CO, and you can contact us with questions anytime on signs you need to change your oil!

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