Tackle Your Oil Change Needs at Honda of Illinois

Oil changes are among the most common service items on your car's regular maintenance schedule, but what are they for? When should you schedule them? What kind of oil should you use? Here at Honda of Illinois, we're here to help with all your oil change needs and aid you in finding answers to your oil change questions! So, if you're curious about Honda oil changes, we have your back at our Honda service center serving Springfield, IL and Chatham, IL!

How often should I get an oil change?

Generally, your car needs an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months (whichever comes first). Why? Oil breaks down and gets dirty over time, which hampers its ability to keep your car's engine parts lubricated and cool. This can lead to poor fuel efficiency and excessive wear and tear, so it pays to keep up with regular oil changes.

What kind of oil should I use?

Conventional oil works well for the average engine. It offers well-balanced performance. Synthetic oil is a good pick for high-performance cars because it flows better at extreme temperatures. Synthetic blends offer a middle ground between the two. Which type you should use largely depends on your car, so please feel free to get in touch with our service experts at our service center near Sherman, IL and Jacksonville, IL to find out more about which oil type is right for you.

How can I tell if my oil needs a change?

If your oil is dark, it's likely time for a change. You can check your oil yourself using the dipstick under the hood of your car. You might also notice an illuminated check engine or change oil warning light, excessive engine noise, a burning oil smell in your car, or smoky exhaust. These are signs that your car is overdue for an oil change, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us for an appointment!

Schedule service at our Honda service center today to make an appointment, and don't forget to check our service specials for opportunities to save on Honda oil changes near Taylorville and Decatur, IL!