Oil changes are one of the simplest routine maintenance items that can help extend the life of your vehicle. The purpose of oil is to lubricate the moving pieces of your engine and reduce heat and friction on those parts so that they do not wear out or warp. Unfortunately, oil loses its proper consistency over time, and if it isn’t changed every 3,000–5,000 miles it can become harmful to your vehicle. Oil changes are especially important during the winter months because the cold temperatures will cause your oil to thicken. If it’s already thick from use and debris, it can develop into a consistency too thick to properly lubricate the engine. At Graff Mt. Pleasant, a professional GM certified technician can help you check your oil level and color and perform an oil change if necessary.
Oil helps lubricate your engine and will only work properly at the correct level of viscosity. Thin oil won’t protect your engine enough, while thick oil can clog your engine and won’t allow your car to start in the winter. A service technician will be able to determine if new oil is needed. Oil will also collect pieces of dirt and debris from the engine over time, which is why it needs to be changed on time. Skipping oil changes can cause the engine to become too hot, work less efficiently, and cause engine components to warp or wear. If you notice any oil problems, don’t hesitate to contact either of our service centers at Graff Mt. Pleasant to get your car running efficiently again. Signs your vehicle needs an oil change for winter include:
If your vehicle is due for an oil change, the GM certified technicians at both of Graff Mt. Pleasant’s professional service centers can check and change your oil and suggest a date for your next oil change. Schedule your winter oil change service at Graff Mt. Pleasant today! We proudly serve Mid-Michigan and the Mt. Pleasant area including, Clare, Alma, Big Rapids, St. Louis, Ithaca, and Midland. Call our Chevrolet dealership at 989-773-3937 or our Buick, GMC, Cadillac dealership at (989) 773-3917. You can visit our Dealership Service Center at 4580 E. Pickard Rd. or 116 N. Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858!