Your engine is arguably the most important part of your vehicle, and following a preventative maintenance schedule can help you extend its usable life. Oil changes are a standard procedure, and they ensure that your engine has the cleanest (and most lubricious) motor oil possible to minimize wear and damage. If you are not sure when to get an oil change for your Hyundai Sonata, you are not alone. Many drivers hear a cacophony of conflicting information regarding the frequency with which they should get their oil changed. Read on to learn when you should really change your oil.
Consult Your Hyundai Sonata’s Maintenance Schedule
First and foremost, your Hyundai’s maintenance schedule or owner’s manual should have guidelines for how often you should get your oil changed. These guidelines often list a number of miles or a period of time, and you should get an oil change once you reach whichever milestone comes first. If you have had engine work done, you have a high mileage vehicle, or you are driving under certain conditions, you may need oil changes more frequently than your owner’s manual dictates.
An Earlier Oil Change May be Needed Because of These Conditions
Some harsh driving conditions can be particularly rough on your engine. Driving in extreme weather conditions, making frequent short trips, using your brakes excessively, or idling for an extended period can all lead to the need for more frequent oil changes. Driving in dusty, salty, or sandy conditions can also cause problems. Consult your trusted mechanic if you think that your vehicle may need more frequent oil changes.
Benefits of Timely Oil Changes
Why get your Sonata’s oil changed in the first place? Well, motor oil is a vital lubricant for your engine. Without it, your engine’s gears, pistons, and other parts would rub up against each other directly. This friction causes heat, wear, and significant damage to your engine. Getting oil changes (and changing your oil filter as directed) helps keep your engine running smoothly.
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