When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

February 23rd, 2018 by

Man Changing Oil

Whether you’re the owner of a shiny new Honda or a used vehicle of some other make and model, getting your oil changed is one of the most important responsibilities you have as the owner of a vehicle. The rule of thumb used to be to get your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. New engineering and research has changed that common wisdom, though, and it’s generally agreed that most vehicles are okay with getting an oil change around every 5,000 miles. These intervals can vary slightly depending on the vehicle, though, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual or get in touch with your Brandon Honda service center to make sure you know the particulars for your make and model.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Oil is the lubricant that prevents excessive friction between the pistons and the inner walls of the housing. If you wait too long to get your oil changed, the oil can run low or get filled with debris. When that happens, excessive engine heating can occur, decreasing the performance and efficiency of the vehicle and putting you and those around you at risk.

How Do I Change My Oil?

If you would like to change your own oil, there are a number of steps you will need to take, including:

  1. Choosing the right kind of oil
  2. Preparing supplies and vehicle
  3. Draining oil from the drain plug
  4. Tightening the drain plug
  5. Changing the oil filter
  6. Adding new oil
  7. Making sure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Brandon

While some people enjoy DIY projects like changing their own oil, many simply prefer the speed, convenience, and professionalism of a certified service center. At Bob Boyte Honda, you can easily schedule an appointment for your next oil change, bring your car in, and be back on the road in no time! And before you do, make sure to check out our current service specials for any deals we’re currently running. Our service center is located at 2188 Highway 18 in Brandon, MS, and you can always contact us with any questions about Honda oil changes.

Our Service Specials

13 FREE Car Washes
Receive our complimentary Complete Exterior Automatic Car Wash and Interior Vacuum.

This is our way of saying: “Thanks for Choosing Bob Boyte Honda”

 

Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
10% Off Your Next Appointment

In need of a little help to keep your Honda in tip top running order.  Just present this coupon and save 10% off the top on service, maintenance or repairs.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

Must present coupon upon arrival. Cannot be combined w/any additional offers. Excludes tires. 1 coupon per visit. Maximum discount $100. See dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Tire Rotation Special
Only $29.95 + Tax & Supplies

Keep your vehicle in safe operational condition
Properly rotated tires can last longer, improve gas mileage and provide a smoother ride and more uniform tire wear

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

 

Price may vary by vehicle. Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
5W20 Oil Change + FREE Car Wash & Vacuum
ONLY $29.95 + Tax & Supplies
  • 5W20 Oil, only Honda models 2009 or older
  • Includes up to 5 quarts of Honda genuine oil
  • Honda genuine oil filter
  • Fluids filled as need
  • Replace engine oil
  • Check and fill all fluid levels

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Full Synthetic 0w20 Oil Change + FREE Car Wash & Vacuum
ONLY $34.95 + Tax & Supplies
  • FOR fully synthetic 0w20 Oil, Honda models 2010 or newer REQUIRED
  • Includes up to 5 quarts of Honda genuine oil
  • Honda genuine oil filter
  • Fluids filled as need
  • Replace engine oil
  • Check and fill all fluid levels

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Brake Fluid Change
Only $79.95 + Tax & Supplies

Increase the stopping power of your braking system
Replacing your brake fluid can prolong the life of your braking components and increate overall braking performance.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum
–   Tire & Brake Inspection

*Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Coolant Change
Only $79.95 + Tax & Supplies

Keep your Engine Running Cool!
Replacing the coolant at regular intervals can help prevent overheating.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

*Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Transmission Fluid Change
Only $89.95 + Tax & Supplies

Keep your Transmission running clean!
Come in to have your transmission fluid drained and refilled with Honda approved transmission fluid. This will help remove dirt that can be harmful to your transmission.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum

*CVT and Manual Extra Charge. Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Power Steering Fluid Change
Only $89.95 + Tax & Supplies

Exchange power steering fluid to maintain easy turning and responsive handling
Power steering fluid can suffer from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. Replace to maintain performance.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection

*Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Pothole Special Promotion 4 Wheel Alignment
Only $99.95 + Tax

Proper alignment helps improve fuel economy, provides for longer tire life & better handling.

PLUS:  Receive at no cost to you
–   Battery Test
–   Multi-Point Inspection
–   Car Wash & Vacuum
–   Tire & Brake Inspection

Must present coupon when order is written. Not valid with any other offer or special. Valid only at Bob Boyte Honda.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Timing Belt Replacement
$899.99

Includes tensioner at no additional cost!

Plus tax, shop fees, and disposal fees where applicable. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019

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