Importance of Consistent Oil Changes
When we think about the tasks we need to do to maintain our vehicle’s performance, one of the first things we think about is an oil change. For good reason too, as a consistent oil change helps maintain the engine’s high level of performance by lubricating its parts and keeping it clean. Without a consistent change, the oil will get worse and cause serious damage to your vehicle’s engine. If you’re looking for your next oil change in Waltham, Massachusetts, make sure you visit Totten Pond Automotive. Our ASE Master Certified technicians can quickly change out the old oil and fill your vehicle with the fresh motor oil it needs! We make this service quick and easy so you can go back to living your life.
Checking Your Oil
When it comes to your oil, we recommend any changes be performed by one of our automotive professionals. We have the tools and expertise to dispose of the old oil and provide your vehicle with the specific oil it needs. With that said, we also encourage our customers to track the condition of their motor oil. By understanding its health, you’ll be able to understand when your vehicle needs an oil change. This will help your engine avoid cycling any bad oil throughout its system! Here are a few things we look for in motor oil.
Proper oil level ensures that your engine has enough oil to cycle throughout the system. Without enough oil, the engine will begin to starve. When checking the oil, you’ll want to use the dipstick. After cleaning it of any old stains, reinsert it into the engine and remove it once more. If the oil stains are in-between “Full” and “Low” or at “Full” (this will vary based on your vehicle), then the oil level is fine. If it’s above “Full” or below “Low,” then please visit our shop so we can remove or add any additional oil.
You’ll want to use the dipstick for checking the quality as well. Fresh motor oil should have a clear, amber appearance to it. If it starts to look dark, dirty, and gritty, that means it must be changed. Don’t worry if your oil has this though, as that dirty appearance means the oil is doing its job!
Schedule Your Oil Service Today!
A consistent oil change helps maintain the health of your engine and improves the quality of your drive. For your next oil change, make sure you schedule with Totten Pond Automotive in Waltham, MA. Our ASE Master Certified technicians have the equipment and technical know-how to quickly change and replace your motor oil so you can get back to your life. Give us a call at 781-890-5525 to speak with one of our service managers or visit our shop at 511 Totten Pond Road. We’re right off Yankee Division Highway, exit 27A!