A key element of comprehensive Jaguar service is regular oil changes. This guide goes over this essential maintenance and why owners can’t afford to skip it.

What’s Involved in an Oil Change?

Changing the oil is a straightforward process. It involves draining the old oil and then filling up the tank with new stuff. This may also include putting in a new air filter if the old one is too dirty to clean.

When Should My Oil Be Changed?

While you can still change your oil every 3,000 miles as the old rule of thumb stipulated, that may not be necessary. Thanks to advancements, you can probably go up to 5,000 — or maybe even 10,000 — miles without needing an oil change. Regardless of how many miles you rack up, however, it’s a smart idea to have the oil changed about every six months.

What Happens If I Skip an Oil Change?

Oil is arguably the most important fluid in your car, but over time it stops doing its job properly. As oil ages, it thickens up, which results in the moving parts in the engine not getting the right amount of lubrication. This causes the engine to work harder, which reduces the power it provides and hurts gas mileage.

How Do I Know I Need an Oil Change?

The easiest way to keep track of oil changes is to put your car on a schedule. But there are also clear signs that you need this service. As mentioned, if you notice a lack of power or you’re having to get gas more often than usual, these are strong indications.

Is your vehicle due for an oil change? The service center at Jaguar Northfield will get you in and out quickly. Contact us to make an appointment today!