Automotive service is rarely something we want to worry about, but as long as we stay on top of our regularly scheduled maintenance the chances of impromptu repairs or unforeseen service requirements goes way down. That’s why we certainly recommend staying on top of your oil change intervals. If you’re located here in San Jose, California, or the surrounding area and are looking for somewhere to get the oil & oil filter changed in your Mitsubishi car or utility vehicle, we can take care of all your automotive needs right here at San Jose Mitsubishi.
Depending on where you’re going, coming in for routine maintenance like getting your oil changed might come with some additional services. For example, you might want to get your tires rotated or balanced, or you might just want to get a multi-point inspection. While these added services can vary, at the very least an oil change includes emptying out your current oil, replacing the filter and refilling the tank with clean oil.
As technology and processes in the manufacturing of vehicles continues to improve and advance, things like how often you should be getting your oil changed will often be adjusted as well. While it used to be recommended that you get your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles, the recommended interval is now whichever comes first between six months or 7,500 miles, though this can vary by vehicle.
More and more electric vehicles are being released onto the market, and it’s only a matter of time before Mitsubishi has its own Battery Electric Vehicle. You might be wondering if electric cars need their oil changed like traditional models, but the answer is no. True BEVs have no need for motor oil, but plug-in hybrids like the Outlander PHEV still have a traditional engine, so they need their oil changed like normal.
Make sure you’re keeping up with your car’s regular maintenance by scheduling your oil change when your six months or recommended mileage interval comes up, whichever hits first. If it’s time for your oil change right now, you can schedule it here at the San Jose Mitsubishi Service Center by filling out a form right here on the website.