Do I Need To Change My Oil If I'm Not Driving These Days?

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When Does Your Car Need an Oil Change?

The humble oil change is among the most important routine maintenance items on your car's service checklist. Regular oil changes help keep your engine running smoothly, so it's important to keep up with this basic yet essential service. But what if you haven't been driving much? Do you still need to schedule regular oil changes to keep things working properly under the hood? The short answer is yes, your car still needs routine oil changes even if it hasn't been getting as much time on the road.

Oil Changes by Months Instead of Miles

If you don't rack up many miles, it's still recommended that you get your oil changed every six months to ensure that your oil is doing its job. Why? Oil breaks down whether your car is getting used or not. Moisture, temperature changes, and humidity can all play a part in your car's oil breaking down over time. Even if your car is simply sitting undriven in your driveway, not driving can be part of what causes oil to lose its efficacy over time.

So, the best thing that you can do to ensure that your oil is up to the task when you hit the road again is to change it every six months or so. Fortunately, our team of service experts can tackle this service for you!


Schedule an Oil Change

If it's been about six months since your last oil change, please don't hesitate to contact us for an appointment. Our team will be happy to help you check oil changes off your list and assist you in keeping your car in tip-top shape. If you have any questions, please give us a call!

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    6444 Montgomery St
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    • Sales: 845-513-3096
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