Part of owning an older car model is ensuring you’re taking it in for regular maintenance so it’s able to run at its best for years to come. There’s one quick, easy service, though, that drivers often put off for miles longer than they should. What is it? An oil change. Oil changes help your car’s engine to run properly and help prevent damage later on. In the grand scheme of owning a car, getting an oil change is a relatively low-cost maintenance function. So why do so many drivers procrastinate this service longer than they should?
Partially, because drivers aren’t always aware of just how crucial it is to maintain a good supply of high-quality oil, and partially because vehicles seem to run just fine even when oil changes are put off.
However, avoidance isn’t what we’d recommend* to keep your engine running well over the years. By the time that your car is showing signs of needing an oil change, it’s already overdue. Compared to full engine repairs, oil changes are reasonably affordable, and staying on top of them will save you even more money down the road.
Don’t let your engine be a victim of oil change procrastination. Come to Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg for a quick, convenient oil change today. It’s well worth a few minutes of your time and the low price to ensure that your car is getting the car and maintenance it needs.
Motor oil is a simple substance that has a huge impact on how your vehicle is able to function. Though it serves many purposes, motor oil’s main function is to protect your engine and keep your vehicle running as well as it can. Oil accomplishes this by:
If you own a Mercedes-Benz, then you’ll be pleased to know that the manufacturer through its Mercedes Flexible Service System has established two interims for your service needs – Mercedes-Benz Flex A and Mercedes-Benz Flex B. The Mercedes-Benz Flex A plan recommends that for every 10,000 miles spent, your vehicle should be brought in for service. Services you should get checked at the time include an oil change as well as getting your tires inspected, your brakes checked out, and seeing to it that your warning lamps, horn, and windshield wipers are performing functionally. The Mercedes-Benz Flex B plan is an even more thorough service check than Plan A, with the manufacturer recommending you come in for a Flex B service check for every 20,000 miles.
Besides following your manufacturer’s guidelines for scheduled oil changes, you may notice a few symptoms in your vehicle when it’s time for an oil change:
If you notice any of these changes in your vehicle or driving, schedule an oil change right away with Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg. To prevent these symptoms from ever occurring, you can stay on top of your oil changes and come in for one at the appropriately scheduled time.
The best, and easiest, way to ensure you’ll be able to drive your vehicle for a long time is by following your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. When it’s time for an oil change, a brake inspection, a tire rotation, or any other service, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg right away. Our expertly trained technicians will complete the service quickly and to top-tier standards. We’re always updating our service specials, so be sure to check in before you schedule an appointment to see how you can save when you service your vehicle with us.