Lexus Oil Changes in Seaside

Oil Change


The latest range of Lexus vehicles covers everything from performance-focused luxury sedans to commanding crossover SUVs, but Lexus oil changes in Seaside will be recommended at regular intervals regardless of the model you drive. They’re vital for smooth performance and ongoing reliability, so our service team will always be happy to perform your oil changes and let you know why they’re so important.

Simply read on to discover:

  • What Engine Oil Does
  • Why Oil Changes Are Necessary
  • When Oil Changes Are Needed

What Engine Oil Does

Your vehicle’s engine oil works hard during every drive to ensure smooth performance, with just a few key responsibilities including:

  • Preventing Corrosion
  • Preventing Overheating
  • Preventing Clogs and Blockages
  • Preventing Metal-on-Metal Contact

Why Oil Changes Are Necessary

Oil is clearly important to protect against serious engine damage, but it will become contaminated and start to break down over time. Once that happens, it will no longer be capable of performing properly, and changes only become harder the longer old oil is left.

By having regular changes performed, you can ensure your vehicle always benefits from a supply of fresh oil.

When Oil Changes Are Needed

It used to be that oil changes were recommended every 3,000 miles, but engineering advances mean most modern vehicles can now cover 5,000 to 7,500 miles before requiring one. Oil should be checked and changed as necessary during routine maintenance visits, but your vehicle may sometimes need new oil sooner than expected.

Signs to watch for during your next trip around Monterey Bay include:

  • Smell of Oil in Your Vehicle’s Cabin
  • Rumbling or Knocking from the Engine
  • Visible Exhaust Fumes
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Active Check Engine or Change Oil Light 

You can also remove the dipstick from your vehicle’s oil reservoir and inspect the oil stuck to it. Oil should be a clear amber. If it seems dirty or discolored, it’s smart to schedule servicing as soon as possible.

Schedule Lexus Oil Changes in Seaside with Lexus Monterey Peninsula

Whether you want to get pre-approved for financing on a brand new Lexus or bring your current vehicle in for the expert attention it deserves, the team here at Lexus Monterey Peninsula will always be happy to help. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to visit our showroom or get in touch.


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