Oil Change in Jackson, MS

Oil Change near Hattiesburg, MS 

Oil Change with Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Jackson

Regularly changing your car's motor oil is one of the best ways to extend the engine life and performance of your car. When the oil is changed on time, the fuel efficiency of your car is preserved, harmful contaminants are removed, and you can ensure your Chrysler or Dodge runs smoothly. Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Jackson is here to help you with all your oil change and maintenance needs. 

Why Are Regular Oil Changes Important?

Oil was created to deal with dust, dirt, and small amounts of water from the engine heating and cooling. Over time, oil breaks down losing its effectiveness, and can not protect the engine properly once broken down. The more a car is driven, the more the level of water and dirt increases inside of the oil. Once the oil becomes over-run with contaminants, and the additives are gone, the oil can longer do its job and must be changed.

The Best Time to Change Your Oil

The oil in your car should be changed as often as suggested by the manufacturer, and typically this can be found in your car's owner's manual. A lot of modern cars now have sensors that track driving times and temperatures that are used to calculate the oil's condition and then given oil change alerts. Service technicians can also estimate how long your current oil change will last, and when you should get the next oil change. Vehicles needed their oil changed close to 3,000 miles before fuel-delivery systems were improved. Now, cars can go from 7,500 to 10,000 miles in between oil changes.

Which Oil Is Best For Your Car?

Take a look back into your car's owner's manual for the kind of oil the manufacturer recommends for your vehicle. From the owner's manual, you can determine if your vehicle needs high-performance, high mileage, or synthetic oil.

  • High-performance oil - best if you do a lot of city driving
  • High mileage oil - for cars or trucks that have over 75,000 miles
  • Synthetic - If you live in a place with extremely high or low temperatures

Oil Checks

Your car's oil levels should be checked in between regularly scheduled oil changes to ensure that your car does not have a leak or other problems. Professional service technicians recommend using the dipstick to check the oil at least once a month in between changes. Before the levels of oil are checked, you should make sure your car is parked on even ground and the engine is turned off. The color of the oil on the dipstick is important as well. If the oil appears light in color or milky, then there may be some kind of leak, and service should be scheduled right away.

Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Jackson is here to serve Hattiesburg and surrounding areas. Contact our service department at (601)208-0144 for all of your oil change needs!