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Oil Change FAQ: Covering the Basics of the Fundamental Oil Change
Know Your Oil
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, if it has an internal combustion engine, it’s going to need routine maintenance to ensure it continues to serve you for years and miles to come. One of the most basic and fundamental of all services is the oil change. Your engine’s oil is like its blood, and without clean, fresh oil, your engine would begin to self-destruct. Dive in with us as we discover some of the fundamentals of this fundamental service in this oil change FAQ, and why there’s no better place to trust the care of your Alfa Romeo than our Service Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
The answer to this age-old question used to be “every 3,000 miles” but as engines have evolved over the years, as has their oil, and the answer may shock you. High-performance engines often use high combustion ratios, turbochargers, direct injection, and more to squeeze every bit of horsepower they can out of a smaller engine. With the use of so much technology, comes the demand for more cooling and lubricating abilities. Answering the call is synthetic oil, which lasts longer, performs better, and offers benefits such as increased fuel economy or better protection from wear. While conventional motor oils may need to be changed every 5,000 or so miles, synthetic oil often lasts twice that, not needing to be changed for 10,000 or more miles. While the exact number of miles you can go before your next oil change will vary based on your own driving conditions, your owner’s manual will outline the milestones in which you should take your vehicle in for an oil change.
Conventional Oil vs. Synthetic: What’s the Difference?
Conventional oil is processed and refined from crude oil that’s fracked from deep within the earth. Once it’s refined, it’s formulated with detergents and other additives to help your engine lubricate and cool its internal parts. After a period of time, the cooling and lubrication properties of regular oil begin to deteriorate and the oil and oil filter will need to be changed.
Synthetic oil is engine oil made completely in a lab from chemical compounds designed to cool and lubricate your engine. Because this oil is engineered rather than mined, it is designed to last longer and perform better than conventional oil. It also provides better protection, especially in high-performance situations thanks to its ability to resist heat and provide superior lubrication coverage.
How Long Does an Oil Change Take?
When you bring your vehicle into our Arrigo Alfa Romeo service center, our expert technicians will drain your old oil and replace it with the recommended oil and filter per factory standards and will perform a multi-point inspection to ensure your vehicle is in good health. Your typical oil change can be completed in less than an hour so you can get back on the road enjoying your Alfa Romeo.
Your Alfa Romeo is in Good Hands
At Arrigo Alfa Romeo West Palm Beach, we feature highly trained and certified technicians who each knows your vehicle from bumper to bumper. Whether you drive the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, or the Giulia, you can trust that you’re in good hands when you come to our service center. Click here to schedule service and put your Alfa Romeo in the best hands.
We hope that this oil change FAQ sheds some light on your next oil change, and we welcome you to bring your Alfa Romeo for all of its service and repairs.