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Expert Oil Change Service at Pre-Owned Motor Cars | Kailua-Kona, HI

Skipping out on regular car maintenance may save you money short term, but it can cause expensive damages to your vehicle in the long run. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular oil change services for your pre-owned vehicle. Regularly scheduled maintenance is critical to ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly for years to come. Below we’ve answered some commonly asked questions about oil changes, so you can be as informed and prepared as possible.
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Why is getting my car’s oil changed important?
A car engine is comprised of many moving parts, which are lubricated by oil. When this oil becomes old or dirty, it can’t lubricate the engine parts as well — leading to potentially costly damages. Regularly replacing oil ensures high-quality lubricant for all the hard-working parts of your engine.
How do I know when my car needs an oil change?
While you can check your owner’s manual to be sure, a good rule of thumb is to have your oil changed or checked every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. Other warning signs you can watch out for include:
  • Oil is silty or dark in color
  • Oil levels are lower than recommended
  • The engine runs louder than normal
  • The check engine light is on
How do I check the oil in my car myself?
To check the condition or level of your oil, follow the six steps listed below.
  • Ensure your engine has been turned off for a minimum of ten minutes
  • Pop the hood
  • Locate the dipstick
  • Remove the dipstick and wipe it across a lint-free cloth
  • Return dipstick to the reservoir, then remove it again
  • Check for oil on the end of the dipstick
What are you looking for? Dark brown, silty, or black oil indicates that it may be time to bring your car in for service.
What happens during a professional oil change?
A professional oil change service consists of the following three steps:
  • A technician will assess the condition and level of your oil
  • The technician will drain the old oil and replace the filter
  • Finally, the technician will add new oil
Where can I get an oil change near me?
At Pre-Owned Motor Cars, our technicians are expertly trained to perform only the highest-quality oil changes for your vehicle. Make an appointment at our dealership in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.


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