Regular vehicle maintenance is essential to keep your car or truck’s engine working to full efficiency and to ensure long problem free engine life. The common advice is to have a full lubrication change every three months or three thousand miles, which is normally not necessary. Modern vehicle engines use oil more efficiently and require a change a lot less often. To be sure as to when your vehicles lubrication is getting too old and dirty, check it yourself. Using the dipstick to check for oil quality is the best indication you have of the quality of the oil in the engine. Oil should be a rich amber color, not black, as some would expect. If you check your oil and notice large particles or heavy discoloration then it is time to have it replaced.
While more expensive, the extra costs of synthetic oil can be allayed by using oil change coupons that are common in weekly circulars or coupon mailing services. These oil change coupons can help you make the upgrade to synthetic lubrication without too much more of a financial outlay. There are many benefits associated with making the change to synthetic oil. It is more efficient when exposed to extreme temperatures, making it a good choice for areas with harsh winters. Traditional lubrication will be effected by cold, making your vehicle run less efficiently until the oil has reached a more optimal running temperature. Synthetic lubrication will also maintain efficiency for a considerably longer period than traditional lubrication, meaning that you will need to have service less frequently, saving you money in the long term.
With the benefit of oil change coupons, either from the lubrication manufacturers or a local garage, you can save money immediately and further over the long term. Synthetic oil does not require any amendment to an engine to work so it’s just simply a matter of draining the old lubrication and replacing with the synthetic, just like a regular oil change. This type of lubrication material is also more environmentally friendly both in production and disposal. One of the most inconvenient parts of doing your own oil change has always been disposal of waste oil. The added performance benefits of making the switch is especially important in older vehicles as engine wear increases it becomes more and more important to use quality lubrication materials.
Watch newspaper advertising and websites for oil change coupons to make changing to synthetic oil even more of a positive decision. With these special offers you can keep your vehicle in good working condition and save money due to less frequent service.