Is an Oil Change Near Me Better than Traveling to a Chain?


Is an Oil Change Near Me Better than Traveling to a Chain?

The short answer to this is not really, but it can be. When you live in a city like Toronto an oil change near me is really the best way to keep your vehicle well maintained as this increases the likelihood of you being willing to regularly get oil changes. It is similar to a person that lives near a bakery or a coffee shop, it increases your likelihood of using the store. This can be quite important when it comes to consistent maintenance for your vehicle.


How Often is an Oil Change Near Me Needed?

Since you do have access to an oil change nearest to you through The Oil Change App getting an oil change will be easier to receive often. And we all know that an oil change is needed every 4 months or 10,000KM when using synthetic. The reason that there is a time limit on time between oil changes is because the oil looses its ability to protect the engine over time whether it is being used or not. This is similar to food going bad, except it takes much longer luckily.


Can Changing My Oil Often Affect the Value of the Vehicle?

The short answer is yes, but you will need a few things to prove this. You will need documentation to prove each and every service and that is easy to do with The Oil Change App, because we automatically send you an email with your receipt of service and that will prove your oil change occurred. Not only will this affect the resale value but if there is ever an issue with the vehicle and your warranty is still active you will need proof that you had serviced your vehicle on time each interval. This will sometimes allow you to resell the vehicle while the warranty is still active and that will definitely help your vehicles value.


Should I Get an Oil Change Near Me Before a Road Trip?

The is some good thought to this, but essentially no, you don’t. This is unless you are going to be driving on gravel or dirt roads and your oil change will be needed soon after your return. This is because when you drive on dirt roads that will end up in the motor oil and take away some of the lubricating properties of the oil. If you had changed your oil a month or two before the road trip and there is still a couple months until the oil change we recommend you wait until the oil change is needed, especially if you are highway driving. This is because highway miles are far less hard on your engine.  We always recommend getting your oil changed on time since it will cost only tens of dollars annually and leave you with peace of mind.


If I start to Use Synthetic Oil Do I have to Keep Using Synthetic Oil?

This is urban myth or something of the sort. We often come into contact with people asking if changing to synthetic oil is alright when you have been using conventional your cars whole existence. That also is a myth, and synthetic oil is definitely better for your engine, but you can always have an oil change interval on conventional. Our only issue is that conventional does not last as long as synthetic and therefore your next oil change can come and go quicker than you think and then you are damaging the vehicle.


Best Place for an Oil Change Near Me?

Rather than sitting in traffic on your way to the garage or oil change shop, download The Oil Change App on the App Store or Google Play and send out a live request for service anytime, anywhere. All oil changes are synthetic and include a OEM spec filter to keep your engine running smooth.

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