If your car is due for an oil change, don’t put it off. Driving your vehicle with old, dirty motor oil can lead to engine damage. If you live in Greenacres, oil change service is just a short drive away. At Knudtsen Chevrolet in Post Falls, we provide quick and affordable oil change service for your car. We can service any make and model vehicle. Head over to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center, where our skilled service technicians will provide you with the area’s best automotive service.
What is an oil change?
An oil change is an essential routine maintenance service that’s necessary to keep your vehicle’s engine working properly. Motor oil must be changed at regular intervals. As the oil gets older, the additives break down and lose their ability to prevent sludge from developing. When you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for an oil change in Greenacres, our service technicians will drain the old oil, replace it with fresh oil, and replace the engine oil filter.
How frequently should I change the oil?
This depends on the vehicle you own. The manufacturer’s recommendations are listed in the owner’s manual. Most automakers recommend changing the oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. If you’re unable to locate the manual, call us. We’ll let you know when to bring your vehicle in for its next oil change service.
What if I don’t drive much?
If you don’t drive your car often, a good rule of thumb is to change the oil every six months to prevent undue engine wear. When you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department for oil change service, our service technicians will change the oil and replace the oil filter.
What is severe driving?
When you look at your car’s owner’s manual, you may see two sets of oil change intervals listed, one for normal driving and another for severe driving. Most owners should follow the normal intervals, but you might be surprised to learn that many drivers fall under the severe category. Follow the severe intervals if you drive in one or more of these conditions in a typical week:
You drive in hot weather over 90 degrees.
You drive in areas with high humidity.
You drive in cold weather of 10 degrees or less.
You go for many short drives of less than five miles.
Your car spends time idling in stop-and-go traffic.
You tow a trailer, or you haul heavy loads.
Is an oil change expensive?
The cost of an oil change varies depending on the kind of oil your vehicle requires. Synthetic oil is costlier than other types of oil. Synthetic blends are less expensive than synthetic oil, and conventional oil is the most economically priced. No matter which type of oil your car uses, you’ll always get competitive pricing at the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center. Check our website for our current service specials to save even more. We offer many discount coupons for our automotive services, including an oil change.