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Engine Oil Change Service for Maximum Engine Life

Engine oil is the liquid that lubricates the moving parts inside the engine, reducing friction and heat. It is essential because without it, your engine would have intense friction and the heat would cause the moving parts to warp and seize up. The problem with engine oil is that it starts to break down, becomes contaminated, loses viscosity, and doesn’t get its job done as effectively as fresh oil. When your engine oil breaks down, lubrication decreases, friction increases, and your engine will start to get hot. One of the best ways to protect your engine and maximize its life is with full synthetic oil change service at the recommended maintenance interval or sooner if you have warning signs that your engine oil is losing integrity. Full synthetic engine oil marks the pinnacle of innovation. Lasting much longer than the traditional conventional engine oil change interval of every 3,000 miles, Honda vehicles with full synthetic oil only require changes every 7,500 miles. At Roy Schmidt Honda, we tell our Honda-driving customers all the time: “the secret to your Honda driving several hundreds of thousands of miles is simply following the recommended maintenance service interval outlined in the owner’s manual.”

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What are the Symptoms of Old, Broken Down Engine Oil?

Following the recommended maintenance interval is the easiest way to make sure your car is in good shape and is keeping the engine lubricated and cool. However, if you start to notice that your engine oil is losing its integrity sooner, then changing the oil before it breaks down entirely is your best bet. We recommend monitoring your engine oil monthly for any of these symptoms of old, broken down engine oil:

  • Oil is dark
  • Engine running hotter or overheats
  • Black exhaust smoke
  • Check engine light is on
  • Oil change indicator light is on
  • Knocking engine sound
  • You have not had an oil change in a year or more

Schedule a Full Synthetic Oil & Filter Change Service at Roy Schmidt Honda

You will only need a Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change Service every 7,500 miles, once a year, or if your engine oil starts to break down faster due to driving factors. Bring your Honda vehicle to Roy Schmidt Honda in Effingham, and a factory trained certified technician will remove your old engine oil and filter and replace them with genuine Honda-approved oil and filter. Roy Schmidt Honda is located conveniently in Effingham within driving distance of Mattoon, Vandalia, and Charleston, Illinois.


Why Service at Roy Schmidt Honda?

  • Courtesy Transportation
  • Coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Service Loaner Cars
  • Bottled Water
  • WiFi
  • Express Service Open Saturdays
  • Snacks
  • Hot Chocolate

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