Oil Change FAQs | Albertville AL | Near Huntsville & Guntersville

We all know cars need regular oil changes, but have you ever stopped to ask why oil changes are important? Or have you wondered what the difference is between conventional and synthetic oil? Many drivers ask questions like these and quickly forget to find the answers, so we’ll give you some of them right now! Keep reading to get the answers to some common questions about oil changes.

What's the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Synthetic oil, as opposed to conventional oil, is refined and distilled. Doing so breaks it down into individual molecules that are more able to meet the demands of some modern engines. Also, synthetic oils grant better performance and protection than conventional oils.

How often should you change the oil in your vehicle?

Typically, you should change the oil between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. However, some synthetic oils allow vehicles to drive for longer distances before an oil change is necessary. As always, talk to your service technician to be sure about 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, pat yourself on the back, because it's not easy to do. An oil change can get messy and it requires several supplies to perform. If you're not used to doing it yourself or just don’t want to go through the hassle, it's 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 Albertville, Huntsville or Guntersville, Sand Mountain Toyota would love to change your vehicle’s oil for you! We’ll also be glad to help you with all of your other 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 9167 US Highway 431, Albertville, AL 35950. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Huntsville and Guntersville.