One of the most important things to remember when you’re the owner of a vehicle is that you need to be following a regular maintenance schedule for certain things. The most important of these regularly scheduled maintenance needs is, of course, getting your oil changed. Your vehicle needs clean oil to run the way it’s supposed to, and it needs to have enough oil to operate as well. If you’re in need of an oil & oil filter change on your Mitsubishi vehicle here in Hayward, California, we recommend you schedule a service appointment right here at Hayward Mitsubishi for your earliest convenience!
When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, we’ll typically check other things as well, like your fluid levels, whether or not your windshield wipers need to be replaced, if all your lights are working, et cetera. The oil change itself involves three steps: first we’ll empty out the dirty oil from your engine, then we’ll replace the oil filter which has likely seen better days and, finally, we’ll put in a new batch of clean oil.
Your vehicle needs you to change its oil on a regular basis in order for it to operate the way it’s intended to for as long as possible. That means you should certainly be following a schedule, but what that schedule is can vary from vehicle to vehicle. You should be able to find the recommended interval in your owner’s manual, but a good rule of thumb is whichever comes first between six months or 7,500 miles.
As the electrified future of the automotive industry continues to creep every closer, we’re seeing more and more questions about electric vehicles crop up. For example, since we’re talking about oil changes, will your electric vehicle need regular oil changes as well? While plug-in hybrid electric vehicles like the Outlander PHEV still need oil changes, true BEVs like the Tesla Model S do not require motor oil.
When it’s time for your Mitsubishi vehicle to get its oil and oil filter changed, you can come right back here to the Hayward Mitsubishi website in order to schedule your service appointment for your earliest convenience. Our technicians are equipped to take care of your vehicle and get you back on the road as soon as possible, so don’t hesitate to get your appointment scheduled.