Oil change in Plymouth FAQ

When it comes to getting an oil change, many customers feel more comfortable going to somewhere they know will do a great job with their new or used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM vehicle. Here at Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT® of Plymouth, 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.

What the oil change includes

Our oil change service included 5 quarts of oil, filter, fluids top off, tires checked, and a multi-point inspection. We also 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 Service Department.

Why do I need to change my car’s oil?
Answer: 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 often should I change my car’s oil?
Answer: It depends on the car’s make, model and year, as well as driving conditions. Many of today’s automakers recommend an oil change at 5,000 or even more miles. Drivers should check their user manual for the recommendation.

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

What if I just add more oil and not change the oil?
Answer: Over time the additives like dispersants, 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 thickened and abrasive.

Will my engine fail if I forget to change my oil and it goes over the recommended change interval by 1000 miles?
Answer: Don’t worry that will not happen. You should have run the same oil through the engine for a long time or many thousands of miles before it causes catastrophic failure.

Why change my oil filter?
Answer: The oil filter’s job is to remove oil contaminations. 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.

Will you buy my vehicle outright?
Answer: 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 Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT® of Plymouth or you can pay us the difference directly.