Boise Oil Change
Changing your car’s oil is important to keep your engine running properly. Motor oil lubricates and cools the engine’s many moving parts to reduce friction and engine wear. It also keeps dirt, dust and other contaminants from collecting, and it prevents oxidation. If you live in or near Boise, oil change service is just minutes away at Edmark Toyota in Nampa.
Changing your vehicle’s oil at regular intervals will keep it running smoothly. When motor oil gets old, the additives that keep sludge and other contaminants from accumulating don’t work effectively. When a car drives with old, dirty motor oil, it risks engine damage.
Most automakers recommend changing the oil every 5,000 or 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to determine your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule. If you’re unable to locate it, you may be able to find it online. Or call the Edmark Toyota Service Center. We’ll let you know when to schedule your next oil change near Boise.
You may find two oil change intervals listed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, one for normal driving and another for severe driving. You may be surprised to learn that more drivers fall into the severe category than you might think. Follow the recommended interval for severe driving if you drive your car in one or more of the following conditions in a normal week:
- You make many short trips of less than five miles.
- You drive in high humidity.
- Your car idles in stop-and-go traffic.
- You drive in cold conditions below 10 degrees.
- You drive in hot weather over 90 degrees.
- You tow a trailer, or you haul heavy gear.
Even if you don’t use your car often, it’s best to change the oil every six months because it loses its effectiveness as it ages. This will lead to engine wear. When you visit the Edmark Toyota Service Center for oil change service, our technicians will change your car’s oil and replace the oil filter.
There are several different types and grades of oil. Again, we recommend checking your car’s owner’s manual to determine which kind of oil is best for your vehicle and which grade to use. There are four types of oil: synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional and high mileage. Synthetic oil is the most expensive type of motor oil, but it doesn’t need to be changed as frequently as conventional oil. Synthetic blend oil offers a good combination of the characteristics of conventional and synthetic oil, and is less costly. Call the experts at the Edmark Toyota Service Center if you’re not sure which type and grade of oil to use.
Some people like to change their car’s oil themselves, but we recommend bringing it to a service center such as the Edmark Toyota Service Department. Our trained service technicians have the experience and the expertise to change your car’s oil properly, using the type of oil that’s right for your vehicle. Most people don’t have the right tools to perform their own oil changes, or the experience to know what to do if something goes wrong.
Edmark Toyota is located at 15933 N. Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa. Visit our website for our hours of operation and directions to our dealership.