Oil Change Service in Oklahoma City
Oil Change at Bob Moore KIA
Keep the engine of your KIA purring with regular oil changes. As one of the simplest and least expensive routine service tasks for your KIA, it’s also one of the most delayed or forgotten. At Bob Moore KIA, we make it easy to get your oil changed at the right time, and we also offer a variety of other services and parts so that your vehicle can stay in top shape.
The Importance of an Oil Change
The oil in your vehicle has an important job to do. It lubricates the moving parts of your engine in order to reduce friction, wear, and tear. This oil moves through the system every time you turn your vehicle’s engine on, making sure that your parts don’t overheat, and that they don’t clash. At the same time, the oil filter keeps dirt and road debris from getting into the engine.
Over time, the oil loses its viscosity and gets thicker. It might fail to lubricate your engine in the same way that it once did and may even make the engine work harder overall. The filter also gets clogged with time, which makes it difficult for the oil to get through. Regular oil changes keep your engine working at its prime and can prevent major costs in the future. The last thing you’re ever going to want to have to replace is your engine, as it’s easily the most expensive part of your model. By staying on top of your oil, you can avoid dealing with rough repairs in the future.
When You Don’t Change Your Oil
If you fail to change your oil when you should, it can have serious consequences. First, you might end up voiding your warranty if something goes wrong with your engine. Your engine will also fail to perform as well as it should because of the thick sludge left behind. You’ll end up paying more for gas because it takes more for the engine to run. As the backbone of performance, your oil will always serve an important role in your model for as long as it needs gasoline. When you want to make sure your range, power, and handling remain unaffected, you’ll want to make sure that your oil is in good shape.
If you go long enough without an oil change, you could potentially ruin your engine. It may overheat or blow a gasket. If the engine blows a gasket, you’ll be stranded and may need a costly repair. It may also result in you needing to replace your vehicle with a new one. It’s important to remember that the oil’s main job is lubrication. When it can’t lubricate the parts of your engine, it’ll result in tiny metal parts clashing together at high speeds. This is often irreparable due to how hard these parts can be to access, and how badly your vehicle might be damaged.
Oil also serves as a last line of defense when it comes to overheating. While your oil might not do nearly as much as your cooling system, it still helps bring down the overall temperature. If your vehicle were to overheat, those same metal parts that are clashing together may end up melting into one another. This makes a tough repair even more difficult, and in many cases, impossible. Overheating and physical damage are only some of the symptoms you might experience, so it’s best to get your oil changed so that you don’t have to worry about what could potentially happen.
How Often to Have The Oil Changed
If you’re worried about how your current oil might be doing, and it’s been quite a while since your last one, you’re going to want to bring your vehicle in for immediate service. If you’ve had one recently and you’re looking for a way to check your current quality, you’re going to want to consult your trusty dipstick. This small tool can tell you the color, viscosity, and level of your oil, which will be important factors when determining if you need an oil change.
The other answer is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Some models will need to have more frequent oil changes while others may be designed to last longer. For instance, synthetic oil lasts longer than the traditional blend, as it was designed by engineers to be the perfect oil alternative. Synthetic oils are much more likely to resist turning into sludge and often lubricate your vehicle better than conventional oil as well.
How you drive will also impact how often you need to schedule an oil change. If you’re mainly driving through the city, you may need to have the oil changed more frequently than if most of your driving is on the highway. If you frequently go off-roading, you’ll also want to have your oil monitored closely, as your filter is likely dealing with a lot more debris than it normally would.
Schedule Your Oil Change
Follow your owner’s manual and what the manufacturer recommends for oil changes. Your manual will often recommend a specific mileage, but it’s important to note that this is always an estimate. You should use your dipstick when you’re concerned about your oil or bring your vehicle in for service. When you take your KIA Sorento or KIA Forte to Bob Moore KIA for an oil change, you can rest assured that we will use genuine OEM parts and the right rate of oil based on your vehicle.
It doesn’t take long for an oil change, so you can usually plan it around your schedule easily. You can go online to set up an appointment, or just stop by to get an oil change when you have free time. Bob Moore KIA is dedicated to helping you care for your KIA so that you can enjoy years of dependable, efficient performance.
While you’re dealing with your oil, you may also want to consider getting other services out of the way. Some other common services cover areas of your vehicle like your battery, your windshield wipers, and especially your tires. Depending on your model, it’s likely that you’ll need a tire rotation every 5,000 miles. If you’re using synthetic oil, you’ll need both your oil change and this service at about the same time. When you visit Bob Moore Kia, you’ll be able to get all your maintenance out of the way so that you can rest easy when you’re behind the wheel.