Oil Change Cerritos, CA


Today, many makes have incorporated the newest and most advanced technologies and features into their models. From navigation features to safety features, each model today is bound to have them. Even upgrades under the hood are now more advanced than ever. However, there's still one detail about these vehicles that has stood the test of time.

Every vehicle needs an oil change service. It's offered everywhere from Cerritos to Downey to Long Beach, and it's an inexpensive service. Unfortunately, not everyone gets their oil changed regularly and end up with a damaged vehicle. Below are some warning signs to look for that can indicate you need an oil change service. For an oil change in Cerritos, schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Ford today.

Oil looks dark or black:

Clean oil should be yellow or a golden color, but it will most likely darken within a couple of weeks. However, if you notice the oil in your vehicle is black and has particles floating around in it, it's time to get an oil change service. The dirty oil will not only overload your filter with even more dirt, but the particles could get into your engine and can cause a good amount of damage. 

Louder engine sounds:

Oil is used to lubricate the parts that make up the engine. Without oil, these parts will rub against each other and make a grinding sound. Other sounds your engine could be making are clattering or knocking. Like the grinding noises, this comes from low oil level. Without the small layer of oil acting as a cushion that prevents the parts in the engine from touching, you'll suffering  

Oil change is overdue:

It's usually recommended that you get your oil in your vehicle changed every 3,000 miles. However, be sure to look at your owner's manual to see the exact number of miles that you can drive before an oil change service. If you decide to forgo these recommendations, you run the risk of prematurely damaging your engine and having to pay a pricey repair bill. 

Warning light:

The most common sign that you're in need of an oil change service is when your oil change warning light comes on. Upon seeing this, you should immediately head to Norm Reeves Ford Superstore's service center for an oil change. This is usually an early sign that you need the service, and getting it taken care of as soon as possible can help prevent any more damage to your engine and vehicle, and it can even help your car live a longer life.

The oil that's put into your vehicle acts like a lifeline for your car, which means that without proper care, it is certain you'll face the premature end to your engine and your vehicle as a whole. Plus, you'll have to deal with paying a large automotive service department bill. However, with the following signs to look for when you're driving, this can all be avoided.

If you've noticed any of the signs or any problems with your vehicle when you're driving anywhere in Cerritos, Long Beach, or Downey, don't wait until it's too late. Schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore today, and we can make sure your vehicle gets back to you in the best condition as possible.   

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Norm Reeves Ford

18900 Studebaker Road
Directions Cerritos, CA 90703

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