Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK
Oil Change at Land Rover Oklahoma City
At Land Rover Oklahoma City, our team of automotive experts is always ready to assist you in caring for your Range Rover Sport, Defender, Autobiography, or any other esteemed Land Rover vehicle. There can be many details to consider, like the correct type of oil for your Land Rover, the right time to have the oil changed, and whom to entrust with this vital service. However, you can eliminate all the difficult questions by calling 405-584-6920 to schedule your next oil change with the experts who know your vehicle better than anyone else in the OKC region.
An Oil Change, Simple Yet Essential
Many auto enthusiasts refer to engine oil as the lifeblood of a vehicle. It is as vital to the proper function of the engine as blood is to the human body. The oil provides lubrication for all moving parts inside the motor to reduce the damage and wear caused by excessive friction and heat. In addition, it traps all the potentially harmful metal shavings, dirt, and debris and transports them to the oil filter for removal from the engine. Without high-quality oil, your Land Rover will quickly decline and fail to meet the high-performance standards that all our owners love.
What Is Synthetic Oil and Is It Safe?
The regular motor oil that is most often used in vehicles is a refined crude oil product. Synthetic oil is man-made from several engineered substances. Full synthetic oil is nearly 50% better than standard crude oil and offers the best stability, lubrication, sludge prevention, and viscosity retention. These qualities create better gas mileage, better engine protection, and smoother performance compared to standard motor oil. Vehicles that contain synthetic oil offer longer oil change schedules, so using synthetic oil equates to more convenience for you. According to a 2017 AAA study, full synthetic oil is about 47% more efficient for your vehicle’s engine. The study suggests that a synthetic oil change is needed about every 7,500 miles and costs just about $5.00 more per month than standard oil changes. Using synthetic oil improves long-term engine health and is a smart investment in your vehicle’s longevity.
Best Practice for Synthetic Oil Changes
Approximately 7,500 miles is the recommendation for the time frame for synthetic oil changes. Manufacturers recommend an oil change every 5.000 to 15,000 miles, depending on the vehicle. These intervals assume that you are using a type of oil recommended for your vehicle, and in many cases, that means a synthetic blend or better.
Can I Use Synthetic Oil in Older Vehicles?
Many people believed that synthetic oil caused leaks in older vehicles, but that is a myth that was based on data from the 1970s. At that time, there was evidence that synthetic oils did cause leaks in older vehicles because they caused seal degradation in seals made of certain materials. Today’s synthetic oil is formulated to protect your seals. When you first switch to synthetic oil, it may reveal pre-existing leaks in your seals because synthetic oil is known to clear up standard oil build-up that may have been blocking an existing leak. In essence, synthetic oil won’t cause a leak today, but it may diagnose a leak when it clears away the build-up. If a leak is revealed, it may be time for a high-mileage oil that is engineered to fill in those small gaps and can extend the life of your engine.
Should I Switch to Synthetic Oil?
To see if synthetic oil is right for your vehicle, consult your owner’s manual and see what your manufacturer recommends. If your manual says synthetic oil is okay for your car, you can feel free to add synthetic oil if needed. Regular and synthetic oil may be mixed as long as both types meet recommended specifications for your vehicle. You may also switch between the two types of oil if each oil is recommended for your vehicle. AAA does recommend switching to synthetic oil, especially if your vehicle is equipped with a supercharged engine. AAA also suggests that synthetic oil is better for regularly busy stop-and-go traffic, if you tow heavy loads, or drive in extreme cold or hot weather conditions.
The Land Rover OKC Difference
Chances are, you own a Land Rover because you appreciate the high quality, durability, and exceptional driving experience the vehicles offer. You understand the value of a premium vehicle and should also agree that it deserves premium service. At Land Rover Oklahoma City, our technicians use only the premium oil and filter recommended by Land Rover to meet the specific needs of your Rover.
And while we are performing this service, our experts provide a multipoint inspection to ensure that your car is ready to meet and exceed all your needs for handling, safety, and driving enjoyment. Checking typical wear items like belts, hoses, the battery, and all fluid levels is our way of helping our customers protect their investment in their Land Rover. If we locate any issues, our team will provide you with detailed information about the problem and the manufacturer’s specified solution.
The Land Rover Oklahoma City Service Center
When you arrive at Land Rover OKC, we provide punctual service, a peaceful and calming waiting area, and even the option for a courtesy vehicle if you need to move on with your day. Our online service scheduling tool also makes it simple to schedule your appointment at your convenience and not during our regular business hours on weekdays from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Making time for tasks like an oil change can be difficult. However, when you choose to work with the factory-trained experts at Land Rover Oklahoma City, we do everything possible to make this vital service as stress-free and straightforward as possible. As a result, you know that your vehicle is in the hands of a highly-skilled automotive expert, and you can move on to other responsibilities during your busy day.