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Do you know when your vehicle's due for an oil change? Many people don't, but cars are smart, and they always give you signs when they're running low on oil. All you need to do is pay attention. Here are the most common signs that indicate it's time to change your oil.

The Different Ways Your Car Tells You It's Time for a Synthetic Oil Change

The most obvious way to tell if you need to get a synthetic oil change, is by checking your oil tank, of course. However, your car gives you several other signs when it's due for an oil change, all you need to do is look for them. Not sure which ones they are? Not to worry! All Service Oil has compiled how your vehicle tells you it's in need of new oil.

You Forgot When Was the Last Time You Change Your Oil

This might not be your car talking to you, but if you can't even remember when the last time you changed your oil was, it's probably time. You should be sticking to the manufacturer's oil change recommendations established in your owner's manual. Although, if you can't remember, it's highly unlikely that you are following them. Get an AMSOIL synthetic oil change, just to be safe and start jotting down the date of your last oil change so you can keep track.

Your Oil Has Turned Dark and Grainy

As mentioned before, the best way to know your in need of a synthetic oil change is by checking the oil. Fresh oil is supposed to be amber to light brown color, but as it continues to break down and gather pollutants, it turns dark. Just because your oil is dark it doesn't mean it has stopped working; you need to consider its consistency too. If you remove the oil dipstick from your engine and can't see the stick through the oil, it's time to get it replaced. The oil is probably really dark and thick now, and it if you touch it, it will feel coarse and grainy.

Your Engine is Getting Noisy

Properly lubricated engines only produce a gentle hum, if your engine is getting loud, it might be because you're running low on oil. The oil creates a thin film barrier that prevents metal-on-metal contact, lowering friction and noises. Once the oil breaks down, the metals rub together and produce excessive noise. Soon those sounds can turn into knocking and roaring. You will be that loud car on the street that everyone judges, and you'll also be hurting your engine. Don't be the person with the noisy car, get an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil change in Blaine. Start by getting an option like their Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil to try it out. You can also call All Service Oil at (763) 257-3130 to purchase everything you need for that synthetic oil change and get back to your engine's gentle hum.

Your Tailpipe Will Start to Smoke

If the temperatures are low, it's completely normal to see translucent vapor coming out of the tailpipe. However, if your exhaust is releasing thick smoke, it probably means your oil has gone bad, or there might be a leak in the engine.

Your Dashboard's Change Oil Sign Lights Up

Perhaps the most literal way your car tells you to need to change your oil is when the change oil sign lights up in your dashboard. The sign is programmed to light up according to the manufacturer's oil change suggestions, and once you replace the oil, you need to reset it. Be careful not to confuse the low oil sign with the oil pressure sign (it looks like an oil dripping can) because if the latter one lights up your engine is at risk of damage due to lack of lubrication. Here is an article that will help you understand your dashboard warning signs.

You Find Yourself at the Gas Station with More Frequency

The lack of engine lubrication can be affecting your car's fuel intake. When there is not enough oil, the engine needs to work extra hard to function, all that effort is reflected in the fuel consumption. If you find that you constantly have to refill your gas tank, you might want to check if your badly lubricated engine is to blame. A synthetic oil change can be one of the many ways in which you can get more mileage out of your gas tank. When you change your oil, you should consider using a fuel additive, like AMSOIL's P.i. Performance Improver Gasoline Additive to make your gas last longer too.

For All Your Engine Lubrication Needs in Blaine

If your oil interval is up and you need to refill your oil tank, there's no better option than using AMSOIL Synthetic Oil. There are many great things about using synthetic oil, among them is having longer oil change intervals. You can get everything you need y y at their online store, or give All Service Oil a call at (763) 257-3130 to place your order.

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