How do You Know it’s Time for an Oil Change?

Routine car maintenance is an essential part of keeping your car running smoothly for as long as possible. If you are new to car maintenance, one of the most fundamental things to know is when to get an oil change. Scheduling regular oil changes helps ensure that you get the best gas mileage, and keeps your engine in top shape.

Our Chevy dealers in Calgary want to help you keep your car in peak condition. If you are unsure of whether or not it is time for an oil change on your vehicle, take a look at these top three indicators:

You’ve Reached the Mileage or Date Listed on Your Oil Change Sticker

Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to know if it is time for an oil change is to pay attention to the sticker placed on the upper corner of the driver’s side windshield after your last oil change. If you are getting close to or have exceeded the mileage or date listed, it is time to make an appointment.

Your Engine is Making Loud Noises

Is your engine running louder than normal? Especially in older cars, this could be a sign that it is time to change your oil. While loud engine sounds could be a sign of a different problem, it is important to take your car in to the service center as soon as possible to identify the root cause.

Your Oil Replacement Light Comes On

Lost track of the last time you got an oil change? No problem! Dashboard lights in modern cars are a great way to know if your car needs maintenance. If your oil replacement light is illuminated, it is time to make an appointment as soon as possible.

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

When it’s time for an oil change on your GMC Sierra, schedule an appointment with our service department. We are located at 1313 36 St. NE in Calgary, AB. We offer fast and affordable oil changes, along with a free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, and refreshments. Book your oil change appointment by phone or online today!

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