Our car care experts at Van Horn Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM of Manitowoc are beyond knowledgeable when it comes to maintenance and repair. There is a variety of things to take care of in a vehcle, and as one of the leading Jeep dealerships in the area, we’re proud to offer our customers the services they need to continue driving smoothly.

Of all the forms of maintenance you can receive for your vehicle, regular oil changes should be placed near the top of the list in terms of importance. Motor oil is one of the many fluids that support the health and function of your engine. Unlike the other fluids, motor oil is a lubricant responsible for lessening the amount of friction between your engine’s various components. It does have a limited use period, as over time, it depletes and grime builds up. This lessens the effectiveness of oil, allowing for friction between parts.

This added heat and friction can cause some pretty serious consequences if left unchecked. For one, in the short-term, not changing your motor oil can result in excessive strain on your engine, and crucial components may wear down faster. In the long-term, you risk your engine shutting down completely, which can be a particularly expensive form of maintenance.

To avoid these negatives, we recommend that drivers have their oil changed once every 5,000 miles or so. When you visit Van Horn Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Manitowoc, our auto service department will perform an efficient, precise oil change, along with a myriad of additional services should you need them.