Q: How frequently should I get my oil changed?
A: There is no one right answer to this question as it differs based on the vehicle. Some vehicles need an oil change every 3,000 miles, while others don’t need one until 7,000 miles or more. Therefore, we recommend referring to your owner’s manual or speaking with one of our service professionals to determine the proper interval for your specific vehicle.
Q: What will happen if I don’t get my oil changed regularly, or at all?
A: Regular oil changes aren’t advised as a money-making strategy. Rather they are one of the easiest, least expensive ways to maintain the health of your vehicle. The oil keeps your engine from overheating, but over time it loses its effectiveness as it gets dirty from circulating through the system. With a decreasing ability to keep your engine cool, certain components may warp and wear, and eventually your engine may fail entirely. Then you’ll need much more than a simple oil change.
Q: How do I determine what motor oil is best for my vehicle?
A: Refer to your owner’s guide or inquire one of our Safeway service technicians.
Q: Are there other factors that influence how often I need an oil change?
A: Yes – conditions that are more straining on your vehicle may shorten the intervals between your oil changes. Some of these include driving through stop-and-go traffic on a regular basis, living in an area with extremely cold or hot temperatures, frequently taking short trips, and consistently towing heavy loads.
Q: Do you accept all vehicle makes, models, and ages for oil changes?
A: Yes – we welcome all vehicle makes, models, and ages for oil changes and other service appointments at Safeway.