One of the most talked about parts of regular car maintenance is the oil change. Mechanicsburg, PA drivers probably all know they’re supposed to get them, but may have some questions about when and why.

Our Mazda service technicians have the answers, and today they’re going to share some in response to the questions we hear most often.

What does Motor Oil do?

Motor oil helps keep your engine running smoothly. By removing dirt and dust it keeps your engine safe, and it also provides lubrication between metal parts so they don’t scrape and overheat.

Why do I Need Oil Changes?

As your motor oil works, it picks up all the dirt it’s cleaning off your engine. As the dirt breaks down, it creates a sludge, which makes oil less effective over time.

An oil change switches out dirty oil for clean oil, which does a more efficient and thorough job of cleaning and lubricating the engine in your Mazda vehicle.

How often do I Need an Oil Change?

There’s no one answer. A big factor is the age of your car – if you’re driving a pre-owned or older Mazda car, you might need oil changes more frequently. Newer models often need oil changes every 5,000-10,000 miles, or every three to six months. The best way to know for sure is to consult your owner’s manual!

Oil Changes in Mechanicsburg, PA

Motor oil is critical for your Mazda3 or Mazda CX-9, and regular oil changes are the only way to ensure that oil is doing its job. Our Freysinger Mazda service center offers fast and efficient oil changes, and our technicians are Mazda experts who can answer your other service and maintenance questions.