How do I Know When I Need an Oil Change?

Routine maintenance is one of the easiest and most important ways to take care of your vehicle. At Doug's Lynwood Mazda, we want to make sure that you and your vehicle can be taken care of in the easiest and most efficient way possible. Our service team is more than capable of providing you with everything that you will need to keep your vehicle running the best that it can.

There are many signs that you can feel when you need an oil change. You don’t need to wait for these signs, you can check your owner's manual, ask a service professional, or get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, but we understand that you have a lot going on and might not have the time to do so. Some signs to look for include:

  • Dark colored oil or particles in your oil
  • Loud or knocking engine
  • Light for oil change or check engine comes on
  • Smoke coming out of the exhaust
  • Smelling like oil in the cabin

These are only a few of the signs of when you should be getting your oil changed, for a full inspection and analysis, contact our service team to schedule an appointment!

We will make sure everything in your vehicle stays running in the best condition that it can, providing the performance that you truly want. Oil changes are just the beginning of routine maintenance, we can do it all: tire inspections, filter replacements, tire rotations, etc. We truly care about you and your vehicle, and want to make sure it stays in the same condition as when you fell in love with it. Our experts will help you stay confident in your vehicle, never having to worry while you are behind the wheel.

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