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Is It Time to Get an Oil Change for Your Hyundai?

Posted at Tue, Aug 4, 2020 2:00 PM

For better engine lubrication and other purposes, your Hyundai vehicle needs an oil change from time to time. But how do you know if it is time to get an oil change? We have some ideas.

Traffic Stops

If you and your Hyundai have been in traffic for a long time especially when the weather is hot or the sun is high up there in the sky, then it means you continuously braked over a long period of time – brake and drive, drive and brake, like so. Friction starts to set in when the brake of your Hyundai has been engaged repeatedly within a timeframe and this is one of the ways to know if it is time to get an oil change.

Low-Speed Driving

This style of driving, be it a personal choice or a mandatory highway/city driving choice, is less efficient on oil consumption in your Hyundai so if this is your style, your Hyundai needs a frequent oil change.

Every 4,500 to 5,000 Miles

For every 4,500-5,000 miles your Hyundai is driven, an oil change is necessary. Some dealerships recommend keeping this oil change per miles driven at 6,000-7,500 miles but to be on the safe side, working with the 4,000-5,000 mile range is suggested.

Extreme Weather Conditions

On both sides of the weather divide, heat and cold, oil consumption is higher when the weather condition is extreme: either too hot or too cold. If you have been driving in these extreme weather conditions, then it is time to get an oil change.

Off-Trail Driving

Driving that is done off-trail, on the mountainside or through uncharted paths (mud, inclusive) requires that your Hyundai gets an oil change sooner than later.

These are the factors/circumstances to knowing when your Hyundai needs an oil change. Changing the oil in your engine is an easy do-it-yourself task but if you would rather have a team of professionals handle this fluid change for you, the Advantage Hyundai team is available on 844-300-7755 and at 440 Plainview Road in Hicksville

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