Monthly Archives: April 2020

How Important is my Car's Oil Change?

As a vehicle owner, one of the first maintenance items you become accustomed to is your vehicle's regular oil change, which is needed typically between 3 months or 3,000 miles and 6 months or 6,000 miles. You probably head to the shop every due date to get your oil change taken care of without questions, but do you really understand the true importance of the oil change and why it is needed so often?  When you visit GIA Service Center for your regular oil change, you are most likely getting your engine oil replaced, the oil chamber cleaned, and a new oil filter installed. Motor oil has a very important job - when your vehicle is running, oil is circulated throughout the engine. The oil helps keep the engine lubricated, helping to protect it from overheating as well as helping to avoid metal to metal contact between parts. While circulating, the oil also picks up debris and dirt which helps to keep the engine clean.  When the oil picks up di ... read more