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Signs You Need an Oil Change



Knowing when it's time to get an oil change can help you avoid costly engine repairs and keep your car running smoothly. Keep an eye out for these signs that it's time for a fresh batch of oil:


Low oil level:

Check your dipstick regularly to make sure you've got enough oil. If it's low, it's time to head to the shop.


Dirty oil:

If your oil looks dark and sludgy or has debris in it, it's time for a change. Dirty oil can't do its job of lubricating and cleaning the engine.


Engine noise:

If your car is sounding extra noisy, your engine may be crying out for fresh oil. Give it what it wants!


Warning light:

This is one of the most obvious signs, and is easy to look out for. Most cars have a warning light that tells you when it's time for an oil change. But don’t ignore it! It’s important to get in and get your oil changed ASAP.



Most cars need an oil change every 5,000-7,500 miles. Check your owner's manual to be sure.


At Honest Wrenches, we make getting an oil change quick and easy. Our skilled mechanics use only the best oil and filters to keep your engine running like a champ. And while we're at it, we'll check your ride from top to bottom to make sure everything's A-OK.

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