Does An Oil Change Really Matter?

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A full service oil change will typically set you back a few hundred dollars, depending on your truck. When you’re a bit light on cash, you may be tempted to skip that oil change so you can save some money, but should you? Is there actually a reason to change the oil in your truck?

The Bottom Line

You may hear lots of concern among car owners about whether to change the oil and whether it should be changed frequently, but you have to remember, you’re not talking about a car engine here. You’re talking about a semi with lots of miles left to go. If you want to take care of your rig, you absolutely have to change the oil in your truck at regular intervals.

What exactly is a regular interval? It depends a bit on the type of engine you have. Most will recommend about every 10,000 – 12,000 miles, which is typically about once a month for most drivers. That interval, of course, also depends on exactly how much you’re driving. If you’re not sure what’s going to work best for your engine, consider an oil analysis to get a good sense of where you are and where you should be.

Why Does It Matter?

Properly cared for, a semi can easily register more than a million miles, but that longevity doesn’t come without some care. Oil changes have to be part of your regular maintenance program because the oil begins to break down over time, clogging up your filters and more. Leaving it to circulate is only going to cause additional problems for your engine.

To learn more about oil changes in your rig or other preventative truck repairs, contact us today, and don’t forget to schedule your next oil change now.

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