when to change your oil

When to Change Your Honda Car’s Oil

Here at Keyes Honda, we won't just sell you a new or pre-owned car that you'll love. We can also help you keep your vehicle in top shape. One of the most important parts of taking care of your new Honda car is changing your oil. It's easy for our technicians to take care of and it can help you avoid some major issues with your vehicle.

Changing Your Oil

When you first put oil in your car, it's not meant to last forever. Over time, oil becomes darker and more like sludge. It doesn't do its job as well and can cause your engine to work harder than it’s used to. That wears it down over time as the delicate parts of your vehicle's engine don't get the lubrication that they need to function. Generally, you don't want to drive more than 3,000 to 5,000 miles without changing the oil, but this can vary depending on what kind of vehicle you're driving. Whenever you do need an oil change though, our Honda dealership serving Los Angeles is ready to assist you.

What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil?

You might not see too many obvious signs if you've forgotten to change your oil, but it's still not a maintenance step you should skip. Not changing your oil can shorten the life of your engine and your car as a whole. If you haven't changed your oil you may notice a few issues, like a louder engine or engine “knocking.” You might notice a drop in fuel efficiency or worse performance. The check engine light may also turn on. So if you notice anything like this, make your way to our Honda service center in Van Nuys.

Our Service Center

Our Honda service center is staffed by expert technicians who know your vehicle inside and out. We offer occasional service specials, like discounts on oil and filter changes. We even make it easy to schedule a service appointment online. There's no reason for Honda drivers in the Santa Monica area to go anywhere else for an oil change or other car maintenance needs!

So if you're trying to make sure that your new or pre-owned Honda vehicle lives a long and healthy life, pay close attention to all of its maintenance needs. We'll help you out at every step of the way, with oil changes and anything else that you need. We look forward to assisting you!