Engine oil is a key element of your vehicle. If it’s keeping the lubricating sections of the engine or keeping it cooled, the engine oil is the lifeline of your car. The engine oil aids the engine in a number of ways. It helps defend the engine by keeping it clean from debris, which protects the engine’s operation. Oil reduces wear and friction, which can also improve the performance of the fuel. Lastly, it lowers the heat in the engine and redistributes it to other areas of the engine. If you are unsure about the status of your engine oil, contact our service department for an inspection.
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Consistently testing the oil level can help keep the driver ensure oil health and maintain proper oil levels. To not touch the hot engine parts, it’s better to test the oil when the engine is cool. When checking the oil level, many dipsticks have guidelines to show if the oil level is too low and needs to be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can look at the engine oil color. If the oil is smooth and a lighter color, it shouldn’t be changed. However, if the oil is dark and looks sludgier, then it should be replaced.
It’s possible that you may have a leak if your dipstick consistently displays low oil levels. There are numerous ways to test for an oil leak, which is important because a leak could bring damage to the vehicle’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, it is possibly a result of the oil pan slowly leaking oil. Smoke from the engine or the smell of burning oil could possibly be an important indicator of an engine oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could be another result of an oil leak.
Learning when to replace your vehicle’s oil is also critical to negate harm to the engine in your vehicle. While some may recommend a short oil change interval from 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended to have your oil replaced every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. If you are worried about when you should have an oil change you should reach out to our service department for more accurate info about your vehicle.
Fernandez Honda invites you to schedule your next oil change at our San Antonio area service center. Our factory trained Honda technicians are certified to service all manufacturers’ vehicles. Schedule your next visit online or in-person.
We had a great experience at Fernandez Honda. Misael Chapa (sales) was most attentive to taking care of us in every detail throughout our shopping experience. Vanessa & Paul from Service and Don from the Business department were also very personable and attentive to our needs. Great team.
My second CRV purchase from Fernandez Honda. Ruben Fuentes and Jeanne Mann were very helpful finding the Touring AWD I was looking for without pushing a lot of extras. I live 5 hours away and they had all the paperwork ready before I got there. They were very friendly and helpful.
This was the easiest buying experience ever! I did everything online, I work long hours, and did not have a vehicle to be going back and forth and with everything going on right now this was so convenient for me personally. ( I knew what I wanted to buy and how much I could spend) I was notified as soon as i approved, when i got there my car was waiting for me, My Sales guy, Ruben Fuentes took us on a Test drive and showed us all the features the car had and was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all ...
The most pleasant car buying experience I’ve ever had and I’ve bought a lot of new cars. Mr Mekki the sales agent and Mr Martinez we’re friendly, pleasant and easy to talk to. The only regrets I have is letting myself get talked into a costly service contract but that’s on me. And the process was too lengthy.
Awesome experience buying my Civic Type R! I drove up from Austin to purchase! Shout outs to Joe Ramirez, Joe Campos, And Akaki for making the whole process smooth. The rest of the staff was also very friendly! By far the best dealership experience I’ve ever had! Thanks everyone!