Routine Oil Changes
Routine Oil changes on any vehicle are something everybody must do to keep their vehicle on the road for as long as possible. They serve a purpose greater than keeping your vehicle’s warranty valid. Oil acts as a lubricant that reduces wear on all the moving parts of your engine. It will also help play a role in preventing your trucks engine from overheating. Keeping fresh oil in your gas or diesel truck will play a big role in keeping your personal & or your company truck on the road for as long as possible.
Getting your oil changed regularly will give our technicians the ability to properly maintain your vehicle.
Ex: If we see a rusty nut or bolt we can replace it before it fuses to its counterpart. In New England that is a common problem for aged vehicles to face. Imagine paying $500 for a new part because a bolt has completely fused to it’s nut and brakes a crucial part to your vehicle when a certified technician is trying to remove it.
A lot of shops don’t have lifts big enough to handle heavy-duty trucks. But we do! That’s only part of what makes us different. If you have been coming to our Dodge store for right down the road from here then you know we do everything in our power to get the job done right the first time. Sometimes trucks can take a while though, and when your truck plays a critical part in running your business then you might not be able to afford having it off the road for more than a day or two. That is why we only service trucks and vans at Quirk Commercial Trucks.
What’s Included In An Oil Change?
- 5-12 Quarts Oil (depending on your engine)
- New Oil Filte
- Complete Multi-point Inspection
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
The industry standard for regularly scheduled maintenance is once every six months or 8,000 miles. But there are a few factors that can come into play. If you put a lot of stress on your truck or find yourself in any one of the situations below then you should talk to your service advisor to find a schedule that works for you and your truck.
- Frequently carrying heavy loads
- Idling extensively or driving at low speeds for long distances
- Driving in dusty conditions
- Driving off-road frequently
- Your engine is old and burns oil
Common Motor Oil Types:
Basic motor oil which protects against deposit build up, viscosity break down and wear protection over time.
High Mileage Oil
Best used in engines with 75,000 miles or more. Contains a special blend of additives to help with the general wear and tear that these older engines can be prone too.
Synthetic oil is the recommended type for nearly every Mopar product, especially trucks (both new and aged) that endure high levels of stress every day. It helps to prolong the engine’s life, protects better at higher temperatures, and is generally just the highest protection among all other oil types.