Sullivan Automotive Group Answers All Of Your Oil Change Questions

We all know that we are supposed to have our oil changed frequently, but this task, unfortunately, keeps getting pushed farther and farther down on our to-do lists. Having your oil changed is a necessary part of vehicle ownership and should be done often in order for your car, truck, SUV, or van to stay healthy.

Why Is Getting An Oil Change So Important?

All vehicles have many moving parts that tend to create a lot of friction. Friction, in turn, creates heat. The engine's oil is essential because it not only keeps everything running smoothly, but it also absorbs some of that heat so that your engine doesn't become too hot. The oil also takes away any debris from the engine's gears allowing your engine to run properly.

Due to all of the hard work that the oil does, over time it tends to get worn out. Your oil can become thin, dirty, or even "sludgy", and, when that happens, it won't do its job to its full potential which could cause your engine to overheat or break down.

When Should I Have My Oil Changed?


When you should change your oil depends on a few factors:

  • The make and model of your vehicle.
  • How much you drive.
  • The types of roads and climate you drive in.

Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000 miles, but every brand is different. To figure out what your vehicle's recommended timeline is, check the owner's manual. It will let you know how many miles your vehicle should go before you should have it changed. If you drive a lot, at high speeds, or on a lot of roads that are dusty, you may have to have your oil changed more frequently. Many newer vehicles will inform you when it's time and you can also check your oil by pulling up the dip stick to see if you should schedule an appointment.

Where Can I Get My Oil Changed?

There are a lot of places around Connecticut to get your oil changed and it may seem easier and cheaper to go to the "quick and easy" lube shops, but our service departments, here at Sullivan Automotive Group, can provide you these same fast services, for the same great prices, at a higher-quality and with more professionalism. Feel free to schedule an appointment, by either filling out our online scheduling tool or calling our service centers, or stop by our Torrington or Avon locations to see if we can get you in today!


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