How important is an oil change for your Honda car, truck, SUV or crossover? As simple as an oil change seems, and just because it is the number one service that you perform over and over again on your car or truck, please don’t take it lightly. The oil change is the most important regular service that you can do to keep your car running to perfection.
Why? Because the oil keeps your engine running smoothly. Without good, clean oil running throughout the engine, it would overheat. Parts that rub together at tremendous speeds and pressures would get hot and expand and finally, the engine would simply lock up destroying major parts in the process. Engine replacement costs – from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on the vehicle you drive and the extent of the damage. And insurance won’t cover it. That would come right out of your pocket.
Do you see now how important an oil change is? It can save you a fortune by making the time to get that simple procedure done.
For regular oil the best schedule is to change it every 3,000 miles and every 5,000 miles for synthetic oil – is still the rule of thumb for Honda car owners – who love their vehicle and want it to run like new for the next 100,000, 150,000 or even 200,000 miles. (Really – can that be done?) Yes! But regular maintenance is critical to getting this kind of life out of your car. And regular oil changes are the most important part of it.
But there might be another reason just as important to bring that car in regularly. When you bring your Honda to Omaha Japanese Auto Repair for an oil change, we also do a free car condition inspection while you are here. This allows us to make sure all the other important systems in your car are working properly – or – to find potential problems before they have a chance to break down.
Studies have shown that the wise and diligent person who brings in their Honda for regular maintenance and service can actually eliminate almost all breakdowns that create the need for auto repair. It can cost you up to 8 times more to repair and replace parts on your car than it will to do regular maintenance that keeps those parts running smoothly. So – be wise and keep that oil clean and your maintenance up to date and you will save lots of money, have a better running car, eliminate most all breakdown problems and even get better gas mileage.