Generally the Take 5 located in Columbia 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.
Your motor oil is considered the blood of your engine and plays a vital part of the engine's system. But unlike the blood in your body, it needs to be replaced. Not only does the oil become dirty but the additives in oil (which play such a vital part of its performance) begin to break down and can no longer perform.
During our multipart oil change service, the technician at Take 5 located at 4720 Devine Street will replace all of the engine's oil, the oil filter as well as check and replenish all vital under the hood fluids to the recommended level with the exception of brake fluid. Along with checking your engine's air filter, inspecting your wiper blades, adjusting the tires to the recommended pressure, and cleaning your windshield, all this is done in just a few short minutes.
Our certified, friendly technicians at Take 5 in Columbia, 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).