Fort Collins and Longmont Auto Repair



Fort Collins - Webster
Fort Collins - Riverside
Longmont - 20th Ave
Loveland - N. Garfield Ave
Loveland - Topaz Drive

Do You Still Need An Oil Change If You Don't Drive Often?

Do you work from home or take public transportation? If you are an individual who has a car but doesn't use it daily, you may ask yourself whether you need to change your oil at its recommended intervals. Most of the time, oil changes are tracked through mileage and time. Depending on your vehicle make and model and the type of oil your engine receives, the intervals could be lengthier than 3 months or 3,000 miles, 6 months or 6,000 miles, or even higher. 


So what if it takes you a lot longer to reach 3Kor 6K miles? Can you skip out on it and wait until you've hit the mileage interval?


Most experts do not recommend doing so. Because the mileage and time intervals are both critical, you should wait until you reach one or the other (mileage or time). If you don't use your car often, oil changes are still important and shouldn't be excused.


Engine oil breaks down and gets dirty over a certain period of time. Therefore, regardless of whether you use your car a lot or a little, the oil can get contaminated and lose its efficiency. If you don't change your oil based on the recommended time frame or mileage, it can hurt your engine in the long run. You should simply get your oil change on time to avoid costly repairs.


Motor oil helps to lubricate your engine parts, drive excess heat away from the engine, and ensure engine efficiency. Oil changes are usually quick and straightforward, so you have no reason to skip them. If you are looking for an oil change in Fort Collins, CO, Longmont, CO, or Loveland, CO, look no further than BG Automotive.

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