Oil Change FAQs: Top Tips to Maximize Your Vehicle's Performance

You've likely heard that you need to change your oil regularly, but do you know why? Or what type of oil you should select? Thanks to the professionals in our Service Centers, we've put together this handy guide featuring answers to some of the most common oil change questions we receive from our Dayton area customers.

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Oil Change FAQs

Why do I need to change my oil?

Put simply, oil is a key element in your engine's operation, since it helps the engine run smoothly by lubricating all moving parts, reducing friction, and absorbing the byproducts that are produced by the combustion your needs to operate. Over time, though, that oil starts to break down -- making your engine work harder as you go about life in Fairborn or Huber Heights.

How often should I change my oil?

The old school of thought was that you should change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles; however, newer models may be able to go longer between oil changes. The best answer can either be found in your owner's manual, or by asking one of SVG Motors trusted service technicians -- after all, they're the experts!


Is there that much difference between regular and synthetic oil?

There sure is! All motor oil is refined, but synthetic oil is also distilled, purified, and broken down to its molecules. That allows specific molecules to be customized to deliver better protection and performance than conventional motor oil can manage. It's been scientifically proven that synthetic motor oil keeps your engine cleaner, provides better protection against engine wear, and performs better in extreme temperatures -- both hot and cold. This added level of protection makes synthetic oil an ideal choice for your high-performance engine, or a Vandalia engine that's already had some miles put on it.

So What's the deal with synthetic blends?

Synthetic blend motor oils are exactly what the name implies. By combining conventional motor oil with a synthetic base oil, this option delivers some of the benefits of full synthetic oil -- but not all, nor for as long a period of time -- at a lower cost. This option may be the best choice for our Englewood OH customers who are concerned about the expense of a full synthetic oil change.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment

When your vehicle is ready for its next oil change, contact SVG Motors and schedule a convenient time to have our expert technicians take care of it for you. If you're in the Dayton area, SVG Motors Dayton is ready to serve all your oil change needs, but even if you live outside the city we have convenient dealership locations all around the great Dayton region. Our service technicians know exactly what oil works best for your car, and will get you in and out in a hurry.


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