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How Often to Change Synthetic Oil

How Often to Change Synthetic Oil


Synthetic oil was a game changer in the automotive world. With added lubricants that vary from conventional oil, synthetic oil can do its job better, providing more lubrication to your engine's moving parts. What does this mean for your drives in the Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township areas? Well, you can get performance and more time in between oil changes-and Baierl Honda is here to tell you all about it.

Below, you'll discover how often to change synthetic oil, the importance of oil changes, and warnings signs to watch for if it's been a while since you've had it done. With our help, you can keep your car running smoothly, ensuring that your synthetic oil is performing its best.



When to Change Your Synthetic Oil

Since synthetic oil is full of helpful attributes that increase the ability to cool, clean, and lubricate your engine at high temperatures, the oil change interval for vehicles that use this is quite impressive. While conventional oil is recommended to be changed every 3,000 miles, professionals say that most cars with synthetic oil can wait up to 7,500 miles.

However, depending on your vehicle, its condition, and your driving habits, this may vary. To see the recommended oil change interval for your specific model, refer to your owner's manual.



The Importance of Synthetic Oil Changes

Oil is the lifeblood to your vehicle, acting as a lubricant, cleaner, and cooler for all the working parts in your engine. After working hard to do its job correctly, the quality of your oil changes. It can diminish, become dirty, and even contain particles. When this happens, it becomes less effective.

This causes your engine to go into overdrive to try and compensate for lack of clean, fresh, and healthy oil. What are the results? Poor performance and less fuel efficiency. Additionally, because engines create extra friction without oil, there is more heat under the hood of your vehicle, which can lead to damage that is expensive to repair.



Warning Signs You Need an Oil Change

If you're unsure of how long it's been since you have had your synthetic oil changed, your vehicle will start displaying symptoms of poor oil if it has been too long. Make sure when you notice the following signs that they're not ignored and get into your authorized dealership's service center for a change right away.

Additionally, checking your oil once a month is a good habit to get into as it will help you detect the first sign of needing an oil change.

  • Dark and dirty oil
  • Your oil dashboard light is illuminated
  • Oil odor in your cabin
  • Unusual engine sounds
  • Dark exhaust smoke



Get Your Synthetic Oil Changed at Baierl Honda Today

Is it time for your vehicle to get a fresh batch of synthetic oil? If so, schedule an appointment at our industry-leading service center today. Our team of certified professionals can complete the task quickly, allowing you to return to the Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township roads safely. 

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