Our #1 Service Recommendation—Regular Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are the most important investment you can make in your car’s long-term health. Quality motor oil protects your engine and keeps it from wearing out prematurely.
Why It's Important
- Maintains manufacturer’s warranty.
- Improves gas mileage by 1-2%.*
- Maximizes vehicle life.
For optimum performance and maximum engine life, we recommend that you:
Follow the maintenance schedule and instructions in your owner’s manual.
Check the maximum number of miles or months that your manufacturer recommends between oil changes.
Use your vehicle’s oil life monitoring system and message center (if your car or truck has this technology) as a guideline only. It will tell you when to change the oil, but you still need to track your mileage.
At a minimum, we advise that you keep to the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. In some special operating conditions, for example, towing or carrying heavy loads, your manufacturer might direct you to change oil more frequently. If your vehicle has more than 75,000 miles on the odometer, we recommend that you consider switching to a motor oil formulated to condition aging engine seals.
Should I Use Conventional or Synthetic Oil?
Today’s full synthetic and synthetic-mineral blends are excellent for tough conditions such as stop-and-go driving, frequent trips, and towing. And for engine fills and top-offs, they are considered equivalent or superior to conventional oil. In fact, many newer car and truck models specify synthetic oil. Consult your owner’s manual for oil specifications and a maintenance schedule. Or, speak to your Monro Muffler Brake and Service service technician about the best brand and grade for your car or truck and type of driving.
Visit our Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil page to see a quick video on making the right oil choice and print Synthetic Oil Change coupons.
Learn about Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil
Your Oil Change Pros
*http://www.fueleconomy.gov/, the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.
**Includes up to five (5) quarts of conventional oil, chassis lube (where applicable) and vehicle inspection. Free tire rotation has no cash value. An additional $2.50 filter and waste recycling fee applies (does not apply in NY). Additional charges may apply. A 9.99% charge will be added to the retail list price of all service work, not on tires, not to exceed $39 and represents costs and profits (does not apply in NY). See store for complete details.