Oil Change FAQs | Sumter SC | Serving Lugoff & Florence

If you're not a service technician or someone who's proficient with maintaining your vehicle yourself, then chances are that you don't know everything about the oil that's in your vehicle. That's the case for many drivers, and that's why we wanted to provide you with a few answers that you might have been wondering about. So keep reading to learn a bit more about oil.

What's the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Synthetic oil, instead of conventional oil, is refined and distilled. This breaks it down into single molecules that are better able to meet the demands of many modern engines. Plus, synthetic oils boast improved performance and protection as opposed to conventional oils.

How often should you change the oil in your vehicle?

It varies. We usually recommend anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 miles. With all of the synthetic oils out there, many vehicles can go for longer with the same oil. As always, talk to your service technician and see what's right for your vehicle.

Why should I bring my vehicle to the dealership to have my oil changed?

If you change your own oil, we applaud you, because it's not simple. It's messy, and it takes time out of your day. Plus, you have to have all of the supplies on hand to do it. So, if you're not accustomed to doing it yourself, then it's so much easier to trust our expert technicians to get it done quickly and correctly.

Where can I get an oil change near me?

If you live in the Sumter area or Lugoff and Florence, Scott Will Mazda would love to be your one-stop shop for all of your service needs.

If you have any additional questions that we haven't answered about oil changes or service in general, feel free to contact us or stop by our dealership at 2540 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150. We look forward to serving our customers from Lugoff and Florence.