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What You Need to Know About Oil

You hear it all the time. Your oil is one of the most important things in your car to keep an eye on. For those who haven’t done their research, there is a lot to know about what the oil in your car does and why it’s so important. This is exactly why we’re going to show you why you should change your oil and whether or not it makes a difference if you use synthetic oil.

Why Change Your Oil

People don’t just tell you to change your oil for fun and it isn’t some big conspiracy by the oil companies to make more money. You really do need to change your oil regularly.

The reason behind this is that when you change your oil regularly, you keep your engine much cleaner. The process of changing your oil has many benefits:
  • A cleaner engine means an engine will last longer.
  • You emit less harmful substances into the air, which leads to a cleaner environment.
  • Your engine gets better gas mileage when it’s running clean oil.
  • The overall performance of your engine is much better when it’s clean.

Now that you know the importance of changing your oil, let’s get to the type of oil you should use.

Synthetic or Regular

When you go to change your oil, you may be confronted with the choice between synthetic oil and regular oil. Although it can be tempting to turn down the synthetic oil due to its higher cost, it will save you money in the long run due to its better performance. What it essentially comes down to is that synthetic oil is thinner, resists extreme temperatures better, and usually lasts longer.

If you’re still left with some questions about the oil in your car, we would love to have a chat with you here at Bill Walsh Honda. Simply give us a call or stop by and see us!
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