Wow! It’s been quite a while! But we’re baaaccckkk!
None of us like going to the dentist out of fear of getting a bad report card from our dentist. Many of us are also probably afraid of taking our vehicles to the repair shop for the same reasons because we know we’ve been negligent in routine check ups and maintenance.
Changing the oil in your car is like brushing your teeth. You can forget to brush your teeth every so often but forget too many times, and you’ll be paying more out of pocket at the dentist. The same goes for changing your oil. You can forget to change your oil every so often, but forgetting too often or too many times leads to sludge build-up in your engine which can result in a big repair bill. Here at Adolf Hoepfl Garage, we want to help you avoid that.
Changing your oil is the cheapest way to ensure your car is going to last a long time. But how long can you go between oil changes? Car companies in the old days said could go no further than 3,000 miles (or 5,000 with synthetic) without changing your oil. But nowadays Chrysler now says you can go 7,000 miles; Honda says you can go 10,000. But this is at a time when car companies are struggling to sell more vehicles. Just as there are new and improved toothpastes, there are new and improved oils and vehicles. But we have to ask ourselves if the new oils and cars are really that much better than the old ones. New and improved toothpaste doesn’t mean you stop brushing your teeth as often, and the same can be said about oil changes. Think how much longer your engine will last with regular, traditional maintenance schedules. To play it smart, it’s good to have a routine for changing your oil every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Many of our customer cars have over 250,000 to 300,000 miles on them!
We’re here to help you remember to change your oil routinely. Just like you have to learn good brushing habits, you have to learn good maintenance intervals. We’ll send you a letter in the mail or by e-mail reminding you when it’s time to change your oil. Also, we provide Car Care Clinics throughout the year where we’ll teach you where the fluids are in your vehicle so you can check them for yourself and be able to tell when it’s time to get something changed.