One secret to maintaining a high level of engine performance and extending the lifespan of your Volvo vehicle is frequent oil changes. It’s easy to forget about your engine when it’s performing smoothly, but regular oil changes at our Escondido service center are an integral part of caring for your Volvo and will help you to get the most out of your vehicle.

Why are Oil Changes Important?

Engine oil acts as a lubricant that is especially crucial in the environment of your engine, which produces plenty of heat through friction and involves precision parts. How often you need to change your oil will depend on a complex variety of factors, although most drivers use their mileage as a guide. Your Volvo owner’s manual has specific instructions on the intervals between changes, and your Volvo mechanic at our dealership near San Diego can also offer guidance regarding the best schedule. Your driving style, climate, and time of year will also play a role in oil longevity and dictate the need for a change.

How Do You Know When to Get an Oil Change?

You can use your mileage around San Marcos and Vista as a rough guide of when to change your oil, but more accurate indicators will give you a better picture of your oil’s state of cleanliness. You can check the dipstick to ascertain the color of the oil. The darker it is, the more microscopic engine debris and grime can be found in it. Your change oil or check engine light will also alert you to any problems with your oil, from the pressure to amount. Never ignore these warnings, as continuing to drive with an oil alert lit can cause expensive damage to your engine.

Visit Volvo Cars Escondido for Your Oil Change Needs

At Volvo Cars Escondido near Poway, our technicians are experts in every aspect of engine care. Get accurate advice on oil change intervals as well as quality care whenever you bring your vehicle in for an oil change. We use manufacturer recommended oil weights and filters for a factory quality oil change every time you bring your vehicle to us. We look forward to working with you soon!

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