When to Change Your Oil

There are a number of factors to consider when determining the best oil change schedule for your vehicle. First and foremost, you should follow the recommended oil replacement schedule outlined in the owner’s manual of your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle. A Redlands Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service team member can also assist you with that information.

The way you drive (e.g., short commutes versus a lot of highway driving), the type of vehicle you have, the type of oil you use, and the age of the vehicle also play a part in how often you should be replacing your oil. Typically, the standard oil change interval is about every six months or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Oil Change Diagnostic Light

An oil change indicator light will turn on automatically when it is time for you to change your oil. As soon as you see it, call our service department at (909) 491-2145 or schedule an appointment online. Upon replacement, this light will be reset by our technicians until it is time for your next oil change. If you do your own oil changes, you will need to manually turn off the indicator light after each oil change. You can find the step-by-step instructions in your owner’s manual.

You can also check your oil level manually, by opening the hood of your vehicle after the engine has cooled and removing the engine oil dipstick to view the current oil level.

Conventional vs. Synthetic

The owner’s manual for your particular vehicle will provide a recommendation on the type of oil you should use in your car, truck, SUV, sports car, or sedan. A Redlands Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service technician can also assist you with a recommendation. Synthetic oil is a refined, man made product designed to protect engines that are engineered with performance-driven or other modern technologies. It can maintain viscosity levels for optimal flow even during changes in temperature and tends to last longer than conventional oil ― on average, about 7,000 to 10,000 miles versus 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Conventional oil is manufactured from crude oil and provides more lubrication through your engine’s components, which is why it is often recommended for older engines.

Importance of Routine Oil Changes

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, regular oil changes top the list of the most important tasks you can do for the overall performance and longevity of your vehicle. Your vehicle’s engine is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment; advancements in engine design ― including new technologies that support or enhance performance ― rely upon proper engine oil maintenance to ensure that all the components operate effectively and efficiently. Refer to your owner’s manual or ask our service team at (909) 491-2145 if you have any questions.

Benefits of Oil Changes at a Dealership

When you choose to have your vehicle serviced by a professional and knowledgeable team like Redlands Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, you can be sure that your car, truck, SUV, sports car, minivan, or sedan will be cared for in the best possible way ― and to the specifications of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Our Express Lane oil change service means you don’t need an appointment, and you won’t have to wait long to get back on the road. And we’re competitively priced.

Oil Change Coupons

Make sure you check out our current service specials for added savings on your next visit. Simply download the coupon from our website and present it to the service desk.

Schedule an Oil Change Near Me

At Redlands Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we look forward to helping you keep your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle in tip-top shape. Visit our Express Lane for your next oil change, or give our service team a call today at (909) 491-2145 or schedule an appointment online if you have additional maintenance or repair needs.

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