Drivers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting motor oil. Conventional, synthetic, and hybrid oils represent three choices. And those oils may come with different viscosity levels, allowing drivers to choose a more temperature-appropriate fluid. When should the driver put the new oil in the engine, though?

In years past, an oil change usually occurred every 3,000 miles. Today, a change may only be necessary between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Regardless of the mileage, however, be aware that the oil shouldn't stay in the engine for too long. Six months is about the maximum.

Oil loses its lubricating abilities as it ages. Once older than six months, the oil could gum up the engine and contribute to wear on the parts. Putting fresh oil in the engine might solve the dilemma.

Car owners in Alexandria, VA have a place to take their vehicles for maintenance. At Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria, our team can work on multitudes of makes and models.

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