At Autopotenza LLC. of Indianapolis, IN, we get many questions from our customers about maintaining their cars. They want to take good care of their European vehicles but often wonder why we recommend certain services, like an oil change. So in case you ever wondered, “Does my BMW or Mercedes really need an oil change?”, here’s your answer.
1. An oil change is considered preventative maintenance.
You’ve probably heard (mostly in reference to your personal health) that “preventative medicine is the best medicine.” The saying is just as true when it comes to the life of your vehicle. Spending small amounts of money on car maintenance like an oil change will help extend the life of your vehicle and keep major repairs at bay.
2. Your car’s engine needs oil.
The engine oil is the lifeblood of your Audi, Mercedes, or Mini Cooper. While seemingly insignificant, oil circulates through your car’s engine allowing it to run smoothly. Without clean oil or the correct amount, the engine will not function properly and can become more susceptible to repairs. An oil change is necessary for cleaning out used and dirty oil, replacing the oil filter so that your car’s engine can be at its best.
3. Keep your car running at peak condition.
You purchased a beautiful, European car because you love its performance as well as its on-road appeal. To keep your car at its best for as long as possible, an oil change is a necessary part of your car’s routine maintenance.
At Autopotenza, our ASE-certified mechanics generally recommend that you get an oil change every 3,000 miles (on average). However, note that every vehicle is a little different and that you should check your vehicle’s owners manual to get the manufacturer recommendations on all car maintenance.
To schedule your oil change or to find out more, contact our staff today at (317) 267-5597. Our European car-care center is conveniently located for anyone in the greater Indianapolis, Geist, and Fishers area.
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