How Do I Know When I Need and Oil Change?

Even with all the little reminders and signs – like the date on the sticker in the corner of your windshield, the light that flicks on now and again reminding you that you’re overdue, the ding when you turn the ignition – it’s easy to forget to bring your vehicle in for an oil change. At Pacific Honda in San Diego, CA, we make a point of educating our valued customers on the importance of regular vehicle maintenance, including oil changes. We hope to be not only a partner for purchasing new and pre-owned Honda vehicles, like the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord, but also one for ensuring the long-term health of your vehicle. By understanding when your vehicle needs an oil change and why it’s so important, you can protect yourself from major maintenance issues before they start.

So, what makes oil changes so important?

When your vehicle’s engine is active, it produces a huge amount of friction and heat due to the metal-to-metal contact of its moving parts. Engine oil helps provide lubrication, which in turn limits friction and reduces heat. When an engine has a low amount of oil or even old oil, it doesn’t perform at its highest level. It can even be seriously damaged as a result of the friction and heat. A major engine breakdown can require costly repairs or even possibly a full replacement, which is a hefty expense most drivers are happy to avoid.

The upshot is that oil changes only take a matter of minutes and can generally be done while you wait. Our team of trained and certified service technicians can walk you through the process and recommend options for preventive care. What’s more, at Pacific Honda, you can rest assured knowing that our service is just as fast as the local quick lube stores, and our rates are highly competitive. In addition to access to genuine manufacturer parts and certified professionals, our comfortable facilities provide an ideal space to relax in while your vehicle is being serviced.

Don’t let a small, routine task become a major setback. Keep your car, truck, or SUV in tip-top shape by getting it the oil changes and regular service it needs. Doing so will help your vehicle maintain optimal fuel economy and even lower emissions. Not to mention, visiting our showroom gives you an opportunity to check out all of the new Honda models we have in stock.

Make an appointment to stop by our San Diego Honda dealership located at 4761 Convoy Street as soon as you can. The simple step of setting up a time to speak with one of our trained service experts can help ensure you’re doing what you need to keep your vehicle running strong for years and years to come. We look forward to your visit!