oil changes in Bradenton FL

The Importance of Regular Oil Change Services

Your vehicle’s engine consists of many moving components that must work together seamlessly to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your car. Engine oil helps reduce friction between parts and keeps the engine at the correct operating temperature. The oil gradually becomes degraded, contaminated, and less efficient every time you drive.

When you have an oil change service at the correct interval, your car’s engine provides optimum performance, improved fuel efficiency, and fewer harmful emissions. Regular oil changes will help extend the engine’s life and save you money in the long term. Failing to change the oil can damage your engine and lead to expensive repairs.

Common Mileage Intervals

A common misconception, particularly among older drivers, is that a car’s engine oil needs changed every 3,000 miles. In the past, when engines were less efficient, that was true. However, with advances in modern engine technology, oil change intervals have greatly increased in most cases. Intervals vary according to the vehicle’s operating conditions.

In general, Mitsubishi recommends having your car’s oil changed every 7,500 miles, but a number of factors can affect oil life . Your driving style, the type of driving you mostly do, and even climate can determine when you should get an oil change. The operating-condition ratings are regular, light, or severe.

If you frequently drive off-road, in areas with steep hills, in extreme hot or cold conditions, or you often sit in traffic and carry or tow heavy loads, your driving is considered severe. You may need to have an oil change service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. This will also apply if you often make short trips where the engine doesn’t have time to reach its correct temperature, or if you drive with lots of heavy braking and acceleration.

If most of your driving is in flat areas with an average climate and you don’t haul a trailer or spend much time in stationary traffic, your vehicle operating conditions are light. That means your car could go 10,000 miles or more between oil changes. Most drivers fall into the regular driving category with a variety of operating conditions throughout the year. Check the recommended intervals for your car in the owners manual, or ask at our service center.

Oil Life Monitoring

Mitsubishi vehicles are equipped with an oil life monitoring system that can tell you when it’s time for an oil change. Early oil life monitors (OLMs) simply used a mileage-based system that advocated an oil change at fixed intervals without taking into account the overall driving conditions.

Modern OLMs are much more sophisticated and designed to measure conditions that are known to affect the life of your car’s oil. The data is entered into an algorithm which then displays the oil life percentage. The OLM analyzes engine starts and stops, idle time, journey times, mileage, engine temperature, and engine load. It can then calculate oil change intervals from as little as 3,000 miles to over 10,000 miles.

Benefits of an Oil Change at Firkins Mitsubishi

At Firkins Mitsubishi in Bradenton, we aim to build lifetime relationships with our customers. When you drive away in your new Mitsubishi, we remain committed to providing you with the best after-purchase care, and we hope you give us the opportunity to take care of your service and repair needs.

It’s always advisable to use a Mitsubishi service center for vehicle maintenance. When you entrust your car to our service center, it could not be in better hands. Our highly trained and certified technicians know every inch and component of your exact Mitsubishi model. They receive ongoing training as new vehicles are developed. You can be sure they’ll use the precise grade of oil for your car and only original equipment manufacturer filters.

We understand that our customers have busy schedules, so we make it easy to make a service appointment at a time that suits you. With 62 service bays, we can get your oil and filter changed quickly so you can be in and out and get on with your day. Take advantage of our early bird and Saturday service hours. While you’re waiting, connect to the free Wi-Fi in our comfortable waiting area.

Service Specials

When you schedule service, don’t forget to check out our service specials. The specials change throughout the year, so you never know when you’ll find a relevant bargain.

Mitsubishi Motors Confidence

Mitsubishi cars offer superb reliability, and the manufacturer backs that up with excellent warranty coverage. Each new vehicle comes with a five-year or 60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, a seven-year or 100,000-mile anti-corrosion and perforation warranty, and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Every new Mitsubishi sedan, hatchback, and SUV now also gives you Mitsubishi Motors Confidence, an integrated care program for your vehicle. It includes two years or 30,000 miles of limited maintenance that includes three oil and filter changes, three tire rotations, and a cabin filter change. In addition, you get five years of unlimited-mileage roadside assistance. Drive your new Mitsubishi with complete peace of mind.

Is Your Car Due for an Oil Change Service?

When your vehicle is due for an oil change or any other maintenance, it’s easy to schedule. Use our online form, give us a call, or visit Firkins Mitsubishi Bradenton in person. You can be sure you’ll receive first-class customer service.

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