When to Get an Oil Change at Keyes Honda
No matter whether you drive one of our new or pre-owned Honda vehicles, it’s still imperative that you bring the car in for routine maintenance to our Van Nuys, CA, Honda dealership. This includes changing the oil and filter. Luckily, at Keyes Honda we have a team of highly trained automotive technicians on hand to perform this task. Our Honda technicians will also be happy to answer questions you have about the process along the way.
Changing Your Oil
Why you should change your oil:
- Lubricates the engine
- Reduces friction
- Enhances performance
- Prevents other parts from wearing down
The technicians at our Honda service department generally recommend that customers change their oil and filter every three months or 3,000–5,000 miles — or whatever comes first. This routine maintenance is important because motor oil lubricates your Honda car’s engine. Proper lubrication prevents friction from overheating the engine and its component parts. When your parts are subjected to intense friction, they can overheat and wear down or break. Of course, this can diminish your Honda car's overall handling and performance. It could even lead to breakdowns. When we meet customers, they also tend to ask us which type of motor oil they should be using. In general, we find that most Honda models work best with conventional oil. However, if you own a sports car or other high-performance vehicle, you might want to upgrade to synthetic oil. No matter what type of oil you select, our Honda techs will quickly swap out the old stuff and replace it with five quarts of fresh oil, as well as a new filter.
What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil?
When people neglect to bring their cars in for regular oil changes, they could be putting their Honda vehicles at risk. When motor oil ages, it loses viscosity. As we discussed before, this can create excess friction on your engine and related parts. If you notice that your Honda car or SUV isn't performing as well as it used to — be it a decline in horsepower or gas mileage — please bring your car to our Honda dealership near Los Angeles. A simple oil change can make a huge impact on the health of your automobile.
Dangers of not changing your oil:
- Engine damage
- Reduced fuel efficiency
- Diminished performance
So if your Honda car is due for an oil change, come to our Honda dealership serving San Fernando. We're located at 5905 Sepulveda Boulevard near Glendale, CA. You can even schedule a service appointment for your Honda vehicle on our website.