Generally the Take 5 located in Tampa recommends you change your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. (Follow your owner's manual recommendations) Proper oil maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle. Even if you do not drive often, the engine oil could get contaminated as a result of accumulated moisture. Contaminants are whipped into the oil as it runs through your engine. Neglected oil will eventually turn these contaminants into sludge. Sludge could eventually cause engine failure.
Not only does the oil become dirty but the additives in oil (which play such a vital part of its performance) will begin to break down and no longer perform. Consider your motor oil the blood of your engine. It plays a vital part in your engine's system. However, unlike the blood in your body, it needs to be replaced regularly.
During our multipart service all of the engine's oil is replaced by the Take 5 technican located at 3501 S Dale Mabry, along with the oil filter. Vital under the hood fluids are checked and replenished to the recommended level (excluding brake fluid). This, along with checking your engine's air filter, inspecting your wiper blades, adjusting the tires to the recommended pressure, and cleaning your windshield is done in just a few short minutes.
Our certified, friendly technicians at Take 5 in Tampa, will offer you a complimentary beverage while you wait comfortably in your own vehicle, provide you with a "next service due" sticker and reset your maintenance indicator light (where applicable).