Oil Change FAQs

How Much Does An Oil Change Cost?
The cost of an oil change will vary from place to place since there is no fixed rate for the job. Additionally different vehicles require different types of motor oil so the cost will also be impacted by if your vehicle needs standard, synthetic or high mileage motor oil. Typically your oil filter will also be replaced during an oil change, which also impacts the overall cost of the job.

How Often Do I Need to Change My Oil?
The frequency in which you need to have your oil change depends on a number of factors. Some of these factors include your everyday driving habits, what the general driving conditions are that your car faces daily (dusty, snowy, dry, etc.) and even how new or old your car is. Older cars will need more frequent oil changes. We recommend following what your car’s owner manual suggests, especially if it is still under a warranty.

Why Do I Need to Change My Oil?
Your motor oil works as the lubricant for the various parts of the engine that work together to make it run. If you don’t have enough oil in your oil tank those parts will not be properly lubricated which causes friction and damages those parts. Over time that damage can lead to bigger problems and much more costly repairs. 

If you do have enough oil in your oil tank but that oil is dirty it won’t lubricate those parts efficiently and will in fact make them dirty and produce what is known as engine sludge. That sludge will reduce the performance of your engine and can even shorten your engine’s lifespan.

Once it is time to change your oil, let the expert auto service technicians at Colonial Mazda help. To set up your appointment give us a call during our normal business hours or fill out our easy to use service scheduling form right here on the site. A member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible to finalize the details of your appointment.
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