Getting your oil changed is an important part of automotive care. Drivers in San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, should be sure to get theirs checked at Northside Honda. Our Honda-certified technicians are prepared to take care of your oil and ensure its health.
On this page, you’ll find out more about how your oil’s health works and other valuable information.
You should think of an oil change as a natural part of the lifecycle of your vehicle. Although modern engines are vastly improved over previous generations, there’s a traditional measure for your oil change. Every 3,000 miles you log, you should have your oil changed or checked.
There are telltale signs that you’re in need of an oil change. We’ll mention a few here to give you an idea of what to look out for.
One of the easiest signs to spot is the oil change light appearing. It may seem simple, but your vehicle will tell you when it needs service. It might just need a refill of oil, but if things escalate, it’ll be your check engine light that comes on next.
Sometimes, you’ll hear louder than usual engine noise. That’s because oil keeps metal parts from scraping against each other. When you’re getting close to needing an oil change, your engine noise will get noticeably louder.
Another sign is the color of your oil. Amber is the color of clean oil and it should be semi-translucent. As you drive, your oil will collect particles from the engine. When you check your oil twice a month, you want to make sure the oil maintains its color and consistency.
While keeping up with the regular maintenance of your vehicle is important, we understand that things can get in the way. A good tip to be mindful of is the healthier the oil, the longer the mile. While it's okay to stretch an extra couple of miles out of your oil, it shouldn’t be done too often.
To keep you driving along the roads of San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, check out the rest of our page to learn even more about oil changes and the kinds of service we offer.
When you’re ready, contact us at Northside Honda to schedule service!