And finally, one note on using synthetic engine oil. Long gone are the days where you had to change your oil in preparation for the winter months. Today, modern oil has multiple viscosities so it flows best in the cold and thickens when temperatures increase to flow just as well in the summer. You should still perform a regular oil change as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. That’s just to say that the 10w you bought in the winter months (the ‘W’ is for winter) can be used just as well during the summer. 10w40 for example, flows the same at -30 degrees Celsius as it does at 100 degrees. Save your money and avoid synthetic oils unless your vehicles engine sustains heavy and repeated abuse. We can recommend Pennzoil, Quaker State, Kendall, Valvoline, Royal Purple, Mobil, Castrol, Chevron, Havoline and Shell oils.
Should I change the oil every 3 months or every 3000 miles?
You’ve probably heard that you should change your car’s oil every three-thousand miles. However, most modern cars can go easily four-thousand miles before the next oil change. Keep in mind, however, that driving in a warm climate, commuting regularly, or doing regular, heavy towing will require you to change the oil more often. As a reminder, you might write your mileage at the last oil change on a blank Avery label. After approximately three-thousand miles you’re up for an oil change. At Oceanside Motorsports we’ll provide a quality oil change in minutes. Doing so is the most affordable and easiest way to protect the integrity of your engine.