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A Dodge oil change is the most important maintenance task you can do for your car. The service technicians here at Fields Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Asheville are ready to help you with any issues that come up, but if you’ve been keeping up with scheduled service, you shouldn’t need many service visits per year.

Generally speaking, an oil change is recommended every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Engines which take full-synthetic oil can go 15,000 miles between service visits. Let’s look at what happens if you put off getting an oil change.

Engine Inefficiency

Your Dodge’s engine is made of metal-on-metal parts built to run continuously while you drive. If you go too long without an oil change, the lubricant can get old and dirty. If that happens, your engine parts can become pitted and dirty.

You can also get debris in your oil filter, which can reduce your engine power and efficiency.

Breakdown of Components

Without regular oil changes, your engine’s component parts with grind against each other and become warped. This will lead to extensive repairs down the line.

Blown Head Gasket

The seal between the cylinder head and engine block can fail if the oil is not serviced. When that happens, oil and coolant can leak, and gas can spew from the combustion chamber.

Warranty Voiding

Most new and even certified pre-owned car manufacturer’s warranties will require regular servicing, including oil changes. If you don’t keep up with this schedule, you risk voiding your warranty, leaving you out of pocket for expenses during crucial early years.

Schedule Your Dodge Oil Change in Asheville, NC

Not sure if you need an oil change? It may be a good time to schedule a service visit at Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Asheville. Our trained technicians will help keep your vehicle in top shape and prevent costly future repairs.

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