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Jackson, Mississippi, traffic can cause stress for you and your engine, although your engine’s oil bears the brunt of this burden. Your engine’s oil keeps the engine’s moving parts lubricated, protecting them from the high operating temperatures. Unfortunately, engine oil breaks down over time, losing its viscosity or ability to lubricate and protect. Therefore, when it’s time to change your INFINITI’s engine oil, you can trust Herrin-Gear INFINITI to do the job right.
INFINITI uses advanced technology in all their vehicles to monitor your INFINITI’s engine oil. This technology continuously records your engine temperature, operating conditions, speed, climate, and driving habits. The system processes all this data to determine how much life remains in your engine’s oil. You’ll receive real-time updates and alerts on your oil status, which removes the guesswork and need to track your mileage to determine when to change your oil.
You must reset INFINITI’s oil life monitoring system after every oil change to ensure future accuracy. Our expert service center technicians will reset the system after every oil change they perform. If you enjoy changing your vehicle’s oil at home, we love the hands-on approach. However, you still must reset the system. Therefore, we suggest you bring your INFINITI in after you change the oil and have one of our technicians reset the system for you.
INFINITI continues to improve engine technology, and with these improvements come special requirements for the type of oil your engine needs. Each INFINITI engine has a specific oil designed to optimize performance and protection. Some situations allow for alternative oils to compensate for workloads, driving conditions, and climate. Our technicians can help you select the right oil for your specific instance.
Many engines can use synthetic or conventional oil. No matter which you choose, you need the proper weight. You’ve probably seen oil labeled as 5W-30 or 10W-40 but likely don’t fully understand what those numbers mean. First, the 5W represents the oil’s viscosity when cold, like in the winter months or at startup. The -30 denotes the oil’s viscosity at high temperatures, such as after the engine has warmed up or in hot regions.
With this in mind, your INFINITI engine requires oil that remains thin enough to lubricate it quickly upon start when temperatures are coldest. Also, the oil must be thick enough to continue lubricating during the high operating temperatures.
You can find the exact oil type in your INFINITI owner’s manual. Our technicians can quickly identify the correct oil for your INFINITI and change the oil and filter right away. If you plan on changing the oil yourself, feel free to order the oil from Herrin-Gear INFINITI’s parts department. We’ll have your order ready when you arrive and can answer any questions you might have.
Beyond thermal protection and lubrication, your engine benefits in other ways. For example, fresh oil helps reduce friction, resulting in improved efficiency. In short, your INFINITI engine drives more miles per gallon of gas consumed. On average, your INFINITI engine will increase its efficiency by 0.5 mpg with fresh oil.
You add longevity to your INFINITI’s engine life by changing the oil regularly. It isn’t uncommon for new vehicles to run over 100,000 miles without significant engine problems. In fact, many newer vehicles routinely top 200,000 miles, and even 300,000, provided they have the recommended maintenance and regular oil changes.
Regular oil changes help retain your INFINITI’s resale value, as do all routine maintenance procedures. Private buyers and dealerships want to see a well-maintained vehicle when you sell and will pay more money than they would a poorly maintained car. We suggest you keep your maintenance records organized to prove your service history to possible buyers.
We provide ongoing factory training to all service center technicians to remain updated on the current repair and maintenance practices. When you bring your INFINITI to our service center for an oil change, we’ll also perform a multipoint inspection. You’ll receive our findings, and if a technician sees a potential issue, you’ll get a thorough explanation, including the cost and time to repair.
When it’s time to bring in your vehicle for an oil change, you can trust the pros at Herrin-Gear INFINITI. Contact us to see about visiting Herrin-Gear INFINITI near Ridgeland today.
We’ve listed below some of the questions our customers ask us regarding oil changes. Our answers will help you understand the importance of oil changes and plan for service.
Oil changes are a necessary part of your INFINITI’s regular service needs. The oil’s viscosity protects your engine’s moving parts by absorbing heat and lubrication and safeguards your engine from thermal breakdown. In addition, changing your engine oil on the recommended schedule prevents your manufacturer’s warranty from becoming void.
Viscosity measures how much resistance a liquid presents to movement. Fluidity, the opposite of viscosity, represents how easily a liquid moves. Therefore, high-viscosity oils coat your engine’s internal moving pieces to protect them against heat and friction. Unfortunately, oils eventually lose their viscosity or their ability to coat and thus protect. So, you should change your oil regularly to optimize protection.
Older cars require more frequent oil changes, but new engine and oil technology have significantly improved, resulting in less frequent oil changes. Older drivers remember the rule was you needed to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Today, many models go well above that number, some as high as 10,000 miles between oil changes.
You can check your owner’s manual for the proper interval. If you misplaced your manual, one of our service center technicians can look this figure up for you. If you need an oil change, you can conveniently schedule an oil change online or bring your INFINITI in at any time.
In most cases, our service center can perform this task in under 30 minutes, from when you arrive until the moment you drive away.
At Herrin-Gear INFINITI, we want your car to perform at peak levels, hold its resale value, and last longer than other vehicles. To do so, we suggest you keep up with oil changes and other routine maintenance. We’ve created a list of rotating service specials to encourage you to maintain your INFINITI and save you money. We recommend you browse our service specials often for the latest deals.
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