Oil Change Great Falls MT

Local resource for oil change in Great Falls. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to auto service stations, car maintenance and oil change services, as well as advice on oil change frequency and auto preventative maintenance.

Service Max
(406) 727-0380, 001-2004
4100 - 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Franz Auto Machine Shop
(406) 727-3016
1417 1st Avenue Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Engine Repair

3rd Street Northwest RV STRG
(406) 452-2652
1325 3rd Street Northwest
Great Falls, MT
RV and Camper Repair

Rivera's Custom Interiors
(406) 761-4777
409 14th St SW
Great Falls, MT
Odegards Body Shop Inc
(406) 452-8691
1336 13th Ave SW
Great Falls, MT
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Cash, Check

Electric City Brake & Alignment
(406) 761-2852
500 8th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Tractor Equipment & Parts Dealers, Plumbing Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Mon-Fri Weekdays
alignment, Commercial Industrial, Parts Available, Electric Brake Controllers,

OReilly Auto Parts
(406) 771-0828
1408 3rd Street Northwest
Great Falls, MT
Clutch Repair

Dean of Signs
(406) 727-7072
315 17th Avenue Northeast
Great Falls, MT
Truck Lettering

Motor Power Great Falls
(406) 727-3055
4732 Tri Hill Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT
Truck Parts

Tire Rama
(406) 761-4200
1627 3rd St NW
Great Falls, MT
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Mon:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Oil Change

How Often Do You Need To Change Your Oil? By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor

Oil change time intervals rely on a number of mitigating factors that determine when one should get their vehicle's oil changed. It seems like every person you ask has a different answer for how often engine oil should be changed. Knowing which factors affect the cleanliness of your oil can help you make an informed choice as to when you'll need to get around to changing it.

Where To Start?
A good jumping off point would be to look at your owner's manual, which will probably supply a number between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. The manufacturer actually built the car, and as such should be viewed as the highest order when it comes to maintenance advice. Though, manufacturer recommendations are based on ideal driving conditions - driving short distances, never over the speed limit, that kind of thing - something the average driver would be hard-pressed to accomplish. As such, you’re better off using the “severe conditions” maintenance schedule, which will have you changing your oil roughly every 3,000 miles.

What Affects Oil Change Intervals?
So, once you've uncovered the carmaker's estimated oil change mileage, there are a few issues that need to be reviewed to adjust that estimate. Hard driving is a major wear and tear factor in determining the mileage amount for an oil change. If you're driving in a lot in extreme conditions (both hot and cold), stop-and-go traffic, towing a trailer or hanging out on dusty roads, you must change your oil more frequently.

Conversely, and perhaps obviously, if you're not driving very much, you'll be able to get away with longer periods in between oil changes. This is a situation when you wouldn't need to change your oil as regularly and could stick closer to the manufacturer's suggestion. But remember, it is good to change the 'black gold' in your car even if you don't drive it that much, and when you do so we also recommend a high-quality oil filter, as this is every bit as important as the quality of oil itself.

If your car has been around the block a couple of times, oil changes should be at increasingly more frequent intervals compared to how often you changed it when your car was new. This is due to "blowby": compressed fuel and air that has leaked into the engine's crankcase. Over time, soot and grime builds up on the rings, making them slightly permeable and resulting in contaminated oil that needs to be changed more regularly. Synthetic oil is recommended for longer engine life and better engine performance.

Though having to only change your oil every 7,500 miles is something we would all prefer, 3,000 to 5,000 miles are numbers more representative of actual driving conditions. By erring on the side of caution, you'll help to extend the life of your car.

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