Oil change in Plymouth FAQ

When it comes to getting an oil change, many customers feel more comfortable going somewhere they know will do a great job with their new or used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Ram vehicle. Here at Van Horn in Plymouth, WI, we provide full lube, oil and filter services for our customers. You do not have to purchase a car from our dealership in order to get it serviced here. We offer the recommended transmission oil change services to any new and current customers in Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Manitowoc, and Calumet Counties.

Our oil change service included 5 quart of oil, filter, fluids top off, tires check, and multi-points inspection. We provide free car wash, shuttle service, loaner car, and free Wi-Fi while you wait. In addition to oil change services, we also offer tire rotation, brake service, and more. To schedule an oil change or other service, please call our Van Horn Auto Service Department.

Top Questions/Answers about Van Horn's Oil Change Service

Why do I need to change my car’s oil?
Oil is a vital part of your car. It is the essential lubricant in your car engine. Without it the metal-on-metal friction creates so much heat that eventually the surfaces weld themselves together and the engine seizes.

How much does an oil change lube service cost?
Time and the products that you choose during your service appointment are factors in the total cost to change your oil. To see how Van Horn oil change compares in Plymouth, click here.

How often should I change my car’s oil?
It depends on the car’s make, model and year, as well as driving conditions. Many experts recommend oil change at 5,000 miles. A driver should check the vehicle user manual for the recommended interval.

What happen if I never change the oil in my car?
Dirt will accumulate in the oil and it will thicken and become abrasive. It will cause the filter to clog and the dirty oil will automatically bypass the filter through a relief valve causing more wear to the engine. Eventually, the engine will fail.

What if I just add more oil and not change the oil?
Over time the additives like detergents, rust fighters and friction reducers will wear out so the oil won’t lubricate as well as it should. The oil will get contaminated with dust, metallic shavings, and even antifreeze causing it to become thick and abrasive.

Will my engine fail if I forget to change my oil and it goes over the recommended change interval by 1000 miles?
Not at all. If you are paying attention to the miles that you drive, going over 1,000 miles before you can schedule your service is not going to cause any issues. Experts recommend that you never let your engine oil run empty, or go over the miles driven by double between changes.

Why change my oil filter?
If what you owe is more than the offer for your trade, the difference can be included in your financing when you buy from Van Horn Chevrolet or you can pay us the difference directly.

Will you buy my vehicle outright?
The oil filter’s job is to remove oil contaminates. It filters out the solid particles to allow the oil to flow unrestricted through the engine. If the filter becomes clogged the oil and contaminants will flow around the filter and head straight to the engine where it can eventually cause permanent engine damage.

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Department hours

3000 Eastern Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073