Do You Know How Your Engine Oil Works?

September 21st, 2016 by

One of the big questions people have when buying their first car is, “How often do I need to change the oil?” You’ll hear a lot of different answers! Classic wisdom was to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but modern engines are more efficient, and modern oil is more durable.

Today, the recommended oil change interval for new Chrysler vehicles is about 8,000 miles.

But what makes engine oil so important, anyway? What happens if you don’t change it? Watch the journey oil takes through your vehicle in the video below, and you’ll understand how every part of your engine relies on oil to prevent metal grinding on metal, and to keep it running smooth.

At Cross Chrysler Jeep Fiat, our trained service technicians are here to help you make the best decisions for maintaining your vehicle. Schedule an appointment at our Louisville service center, where we can handle everything from oil and filter changes, to tire rotations, battery replacements, and more.

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