Most car owners that come to us in Arlington, MA request synthetic oil when having there oil changed. Synthetic oil is great because it is thinner, resists temperature extreme better, reduces engine wear, and generally lasts longer before it starts to break down when compared to conventional oil. Customers find it worth the extra expense for less hassle to have the prolonged oil-change intervals.
Low oil levels can increase wear to your cars engine and even cause permanent damage. Unfortunately, we see repairs related to not checking oil levels and maintaining oil changes, even with synthetic oil.
It's a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill or at least every couple of weeks to alert you to a problem if your car is consistently burning or losing oil. Always consult your Owners Manual, the ultimate authority, for the proper procedure to check your oil level.
No matter your cars type of oil, it only takes a few minutes to check the oil level.
It's important to check the oil level regularly!
Don't drive around with old dirty oil or not enough oil. This will most likely shorten the life of your engine. So, keep an eye on oil level and follow proper engine oil maintenance to avoid serious surprises.