Whether you drive a new Jeep® SUV or an older model, it's important for you to change your oil on a regular basis. When you buy a new or pre-owned automobile, you want to get the most out of your investment, right? The most effective thing you can do to achieve that is to keep up with the routine maintenance your car needs, and having your oil changed often is a big part of that regular upkeep.

Changing Your Oil Near Upper Marlboro, MD

Being Jeep dealers in MD, we typically advise drivers to change their oil every three months or 3,000 - 5,000 miles. While some vehicles can go longer between oil changes, these parameters are general guidelines to keep in mind. For a more accurate timeframe of when to bring your Dodge car in, you can reference your owner's manual or ask one of our technicians.

Oil carries multiple responsibilities on its back. First, it keeps the engine free of dirt, debris, and dust. It also provides the needed lubrication in the powertrain, preventing harmful friction. If it's time for you to have your oil changed for more efficient performance, make an appointment to bring your vehicle into our Jeep service center near Crofton, MD. Remember to check out our Dodge deals on service before you arrive for your appointment!

What Happens if You Don't Change Your Oil?

If you fail to change your oil often enough, it may end up costing you in the short- and long-term. In the short run, you may experience less-than-optimal fuel economy and decreased overall performance.

The longer you wait to get your oil changed, the more your engine is susceptible to damage. Even worse, your engine may seize, which can be sometimes impossible to repair.

If you want to learn more about why changing your oil regularly is so important, contact our Dodge dealership near Crofton. Whenever your vehicle is due for some routine maintenance, bring it to Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie.


Why you should change your oil:

  • Keeps car running properly
  • Keeps engine lubricated
  • Removes debris

Dangers of not changing your oil:

  • Fuel economy will suffer
  • Engine can be damaged
  • Engine will work too hard
  • Engine can seize


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