Jonathan Susser, Parts and Service Director at Mike Shaw Subaru taking a minute to talk to you about the importance of oil changes.
Changing your engine oil and filter is the single most important vehicle maintenance that you can perform to ensure long engine life. Engine oil that is not changed when is should be can develop sludge which can cause serious engine damage in less than 15,000 miles. Even though today's engine oils have additives and detergents that help to prevent sludge formation, engine heat will eventually break down these additives so they can no longer protect your engine. The solution is to change your oil and filter at the recommended service intervals to ensure that your engine runs reliably for many years.
Changing your engine oil and filter at or before the recommended service interval is the best way to protect your engine from premature wear or even complete failure. An oil and filter change is an inexpensive way to promote engine longevity and ensure good performance.
You should change your engine oil every 3,750 miles depending on driving conditions. As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at your next service visit to Mike Shaw Subaru.