Getting regular service for your MINI vehicle is the key to maintaining its good health, and routine oil changes should be at the top of the list. Here we answer some questions owners often have about their MINI oil change in Orlando.
Why are Oil Changes so Important?
Oil flows through your car’s engine, keeping moving parts lubricated so they don’t rub against each other and cause harmful friction. Over time, oil gets thick, and as a result, it can’t supply adequate lubrication.
What Happens If I Skip Oil Changes?
When you don’t get regular oil changes, your vehicle’s performance will suffer. Your engine will struggle, which means you won’t get the horsepower you’re accustomed to, and because the engine has to work harder, your gas mileage will suffer. If you wait too long, that old oil could get so thick that it causes engine failure, so don’t take any chances.
When Do I Need Oil Changes?
We suggest that you get your oil changed about every six months or 6,000 miles. This is true no matter how much you drive because oil stops doing its job properly the older it gets.
How Do I Know I Need an Oil Change?
If you can’t remember when you last got an oil change, your car will probably let you know one is due. If you notice a loss of power — especially when going up hills — this could be a sign. If you have to stop to get gas more often than usual, this is another indication. And if the oil change icon pops up on your dashboard, this one’s pretty apparent.
Get Your MINI Oil Change in Orlando, FL
If you have any other questions about oil changes or need to schedule one for your car, get in touch with the service center at Orlando MINI. Our trained technicians are here to keep you cruising in your beloved MINI Cooper vehicle for years!