How Often Should You Change Your Oil {Fort Smith, Arkansas Used Car Dealer }

With the economy being what it is today, we all strive to get the most for our money. For some of us, car maintenance is one of those things that can slip through the cracks on our priority lists, am I right? So here it is...

Changing your oil every 3,000 miles has a number of benefits, the number one benefit being longer engine life. Oil is not only a lubricant but also a coolant. Both of these qualities break down over time causing wear to vital engine components. If a longer oil change period is desired synthetic oils are the way to go. A synthetic oil will last for 6000 miles before it starts to break down. If you are ever unsure of what type of oil your vehicle needs, the owners manual is the best place to look for the proper weight and type of oil. However, if you don't have it we can always look it up.

If your engine is running louder than usual, you don't even remember when it was you had your oil changed last or your check engine light won't turn off, chances are you might need an oil change. You can also open your hood, and use the dipstick connected to the oil tank and check your oil level. However, because the dipstick can get oil on it during driving, it is important to get a rag and clean the dipstick, reinsert into the oil tank and check your oil level. If your oil level is half or less, you need an oil change.

Here at Rath Auto Resources, we have a full service Meineke department. They offer Synthetic Blend oil changes start at just $24.95 and our Synthetic starts at only $49.95. If you are paying more than that you are spending too much.All of our oil changes come with a full inspection. We look at your brakes, fluids, suspension, belts, hoses, etc.

Schedule an oil change appointment online at : http://www.meineke.com/locations/ar/fort-smith-2200/ or call your Service Advisor, Phillip Matlock at (479) 646-8251 .