Bergeron Volvo Cars

3541 Veterans Boulevard
Directions Metairie, LA 70002

  • Sales: 5042935283
  • Service Center: (504) 293-5236
  • Parts: (504) 888-2133

Regular oil changes extend the life of your car

When it comes to routine maintenance, one of most important things to do is have regular oil changes. Oil protects the many moving parts of your engine and absorbs the heat that is generated by friction, and keeps your engine running smoothly.

Why then should you get your oil changed regularly? The short answer is that oil breaks down and stops doing its job. When it wears out, it becomes less effective and you put your engine in danger of breaking down or seizing up and you won't be happy with either of those options.

How often should you change your oil?

How often you change your oil depends on your vehicle. The old standby was to get an oil change at 3,000 but with advancements in oil and engines, some manufacturers think you can go longer. You should first consult your owner's manual to get their recommendation for how long to go between oil changes. If you're still not sure, talk to our service department and they can help you make the right decision.

What kind of oil should I use in winter, and in general?

There are two big decisions to make when selecting your oil. The first is what weight of oil to use and then to choose between conventional oil or synthetic oil. A lower weight oil that is thinner is preferable in the winter months. Synthetic oil is man-made and contains less contaminants that will not be left behind to gather on your engine. Synthetic oil can also give your longer protection between oil changes and can help with fuel economy. It does come at a higher price so there is a trade-off.

There is a third options that is a blend between the two. It goes back to your own preference. Bergeron Volvo in Metairie, LA our car service and maintenance department will be happy to help you with all your oil change questions. Call us and make an appointment.



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