Oil Change Service in Wise, VA

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Oil Change Service at Freedom Ford of Wise

Maintaining your vehicle is one of the most important steps to increasing its life. Regular oil changes are one of the simplest steps to keeping your vehicle running the way it should. You can bring your vehicle to the service center at Freedom Ford of Wise for an oil change. We’re here to serve our customers in Wise, Norton, and Big Stone Gap.

Why are Oil Changes Are Necessary?

Oil moves through the engine every time it runs to lubricate all the moving parts. It also reduces friction from those metal parts and forms a seal between the rings, pistons, and other parts. Oil can also move any debris away from the engine to prevent damage. Over time, the oil loses its viscosity and gets dirty. It becomes less effective at doing its job, which means your engine must work harder.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

It only takes our service technicians at Freedom Ford of Wise about an hour to replace the oil filter and oil in your vehicle. During that time, we’ll also inspect your vehicle and let you know if we find any other issues. Many people decide to have their tires rotated at the same time. You can wait in our clean waiting area while we work on your vehicle. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee while you relax. If you can’t stay, our shuttle service will drive you home or to the office and you can return at your convenience to pick up your vehicle.

How Often to Have an Oil Change

Older models should have the oil changed every 3000 to 5000 miles. Newer models are designed to go longer between oil changes and can wait until every 5000 to 7000 miles if you use synthetic oil or a synthetic blend. You should always check your owner’s manual to know what is recommended for your vehicle. You can also talk to the team at Freedom Ford of Wise to find out about oil change intervals.

How to Know It’s Time for an Oil Change

Besides monitoring your odometer, your vehicle may show other signs that it needs an oil change. The oil light on the dashboard will come on. You may receive a text message if you have an app on your phone. Your vehicle may start to feel sluggish, or you notice that the oil is dark when you check it. If the oil is low on the dipstick or you hear a grinding sound, you’ll probably need to add oil. This is a good time to have the oil changed as well. If your engine overheats, it could be from poor lubrication.

If you notice dark liquid pooling on the ground or on other components of your vehicle, it could be a sign of an oil leak. This situation requires immediate attention to fix the leak.

Bring your vehicle to Freedom Ford of Wise or schedule an appointment online for an oil change. Let us help you keep your vehicle running smoothly.