Take a look at your Hyundai vehicle's routine maintenance schedule, and you'll notice that oil changes are among the more common services your car needs to keep running smoothly. Why? What role does oil play in your vehicle's performance and overall health? Why does your car need oil changes, and when? Numerous questions surround oil changes, but don't worry! We're here to help you find answers and tend to your car's oil change needs here at Route 46 Hyundai in Hackettstown, NJ!

How does oil benefit my Hyundai?

Your vehicle's engine is made up of fast-moving parts that need to stay lubricated and cool in order to operate smoothly without overheating or causing excess wear and tear. That's where oil comes into play. Oil keeps your engine components lubricated so that your engine can perform at its best as you drive around Hopatcong, NJ.

Why does my Hyundai need regular oil changes?

Oil eventually breaks down and gets dirty, meaning that it loses its effectiveness over time and can even cause more harm than good if neglected. Oil changes drain out old, dirty oil and replace it with a fresh supply so that your engine lasts longer and performs more efficiently.

What type of oil should I use?

There are several oil types to choose from, and they all work a little differently. Conventional oil, for example, is good for most engines and works best in cars with average mileage. Synthetic oil is especially effective in high-performance engines and climates with extreme temperatures. Your owner's manual can lend some insight as to what kind of oil is best for your type of vehicle. Of course, you're always welcome to get in touch with us at our Hyundai service center near Dover, NJ if you need guidance.

How can I check my oil?

If you want to check your oil to gauge your car's oil level or just see if your oil looks contaminated or old, you can do so at home. Park your car on level ground, keep the engine off, pop the hood, find the dipstick, and wipe it off. Then, push the dipstick all the way back into its tube. Pull the dipstick back out to check your car's oil level and color. We can top off your oil level or change your oil for you if need be!

What happens if I don't change my car's oil regularly?

Neglecting regular oil changes can lead to a long list of issues with your engine that can culminate in costly engine damage. Without proper lubrication, your engine parts will wear out faster and cause excessive wear and tear that can seriously damage your engine. So, it's best to stay on top of regular oil changes to make sure your engine stays in tip-top shape.

When should I schedule an oil change?

We recommend scheduling an oil change for your Hyundai every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so. Be sure to refer to your owner's manual to learn more about your specific type of vehicle's oil change needs as factors such as your driving habits can affect how frequently you should bring your car in for service.

Where can I schedule an oil change near me?

Our team of Hyundai service experts at our service center near Denville, NJ and Randolph, NJ can help you tend to all your oil change needs. Schedule an appointment today, and we'll be happy to help you tackle this essential maintenance item.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us!

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