It may be tempting to go longer between oil changes or to put them off even though your mileage says you should. The problem is, the effects are not immediately visible, so we may think it doesn't matter. it is like taking a month off from exercise. You still feel good, so it is easy to get out of shape. The manufacturer of your car knows how long the oil will do a proper job.
Any kind of oil will deteriorate eventually and not work as well. At Volkswagen of Inver Grove, MN, we encourage people to stay with the recommended oil change intervals. We serve the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Burnsville, MN areas.
Oil lubricates your engine and removes impurities from the engine. Eventually, it will deteriorate and not lubricate as well. In extreme cases it could turn to sludge and your engine could be ruined. In general, oil lasts about 3,000 miles. If you use synthetic oil you can go further without any reduction in how well it works. Still, we realize bringing your car in is an inconvenience. We try to make it as easy as possible. Our world-class Express Maintenance department means there is no appointment necessary.
The big thing oil does is reduce friction, and that reduces stress -- wear and tear -- on your engine. As oil deteriorates it does not do that as well, and that puts extra pressure on your engine. If you have a high mileage vehicle, your car will be more prone to oil leaks, and worn out the oil is even more likely to leak. The big danger is that your engine will lock up, which essentially destroys the engine. In almost all cases, regular oil changes will prevent that from happening.
Give us a call, or visit us online, to schedule an oil change at Volkswagen of Inver Grove Heights, MN. We take care of you and your car. we offer a free touchless car wash with every service. We also top off all your fluids when we change your oil, and we will continue to give free fluid top offs between regularly scheduled service visits. We have a comfortable waiting area for you to relax in while we change your oil, or do other maintenance work your car needs. We have complimentary beverages and coffee. We also have a kid's play area. You may also use your Volkswagen Service Credit Card. Don't forget, we are a short drive from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Burnsville, MN.