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Best oil change coupon near me? RocketTown Honda in Lompoc, CA


A great used Honda for sale deserves the best oil change in Lompoc.

We all hear about the need for an oil change, but why? We wanted to share a bit about what oil does for your car and why you should regularly take care of your oil. We're here to help at RocketTown Honda. Not only will we help you choose the right oil, we'll check your car to make sure everything is running right.

Why change my car's oil?

Regular oil changes are the most important maintenance performed on your vehicle.

As you know, used Hondas for sale have many mechanical parts that rub up against one another.  As those parts rub together, they create heat and over time can wear each other down. Oil reduces the overall heat and provides a thin viscous layer between parts so they do not rub together directly.  

As oil is used in the car, it breaks down and is less effective against the heat, it absorbs water that can rust metal parts, and it gets dirty causing particles to rub against your car's parts.

How often do I need to change the oil in my vehicle?

Over the years, advice has ranged from every 3,000 miles to every 10,000 miles.  The best rule of thumb is every 5,000 miles. Many new cars have onboard computers that monitor your driving with the weather and road conditions and let you know when it's time to change the oil.

What kind of oil should I use?

There are several kinds of oil:
  • Conventional and Premium Oils: Since 2010, cars are designed for a blend of traditional and synthetic oil. Traditional oil is not fuel-efficient and requires more frequent oil changes.
  • Full-synthetic Oil: Synthetic oils are made for high-tech car engines.  Your owner's manual will tell you if you need it. If not, don't spend the extra money.
  • Synthetic-blend Oil: This is Premium Oil with a little Synthetic tossed in to better protect your car during heavy engine loads and high engine temperatures. At RocketTown, it's the same cost as traditional oils.
  • High-mileage Oil: These oils are specially designed for engines with over 75,000 miles. Conditioners are added to help protect against older car issues. 

What do the oil numbers mean?

Oil has numbers like 10W-40.  The number before the W determines how much the oil thickens when cold. The number after the W indicates how much it thins in the heat. The lower the first number, the less it thickens in cold. The higher the second number the less it thins in the heat.

Given we live on the Central Coast of California and are not subject to extremes in temperature, we can simply take the recommendation in your vehicle's owner's manual.

The best oil change near Lompoc, CA is at RocketTown Honda

Confused by all the options? Our RocketTown service staff is trained to help you select the right oil for your vehicle and budget.  At our used car dealership, we perform a multi-point inspection with every oil change.  We know what it's like to live on a budget, so we want to help you catch issues early so they don't they lead to more costly repairs.   

Here's what we check for FREE at every oil change at RocketTown Honda:
  • Brake Pads
  • Fluids and Lines 
  • Tire Depth & Tire Pressure 
  • Air & Cabin Filters 
  • Belts 
  • Wipers 
  • Lights   

How long does an oil change take at our used car dealership?

Only an hour.  You can call us to make an appointment at our used car dealership or make your appointment online (see below).  If you choose to wait while we do the work, please sit by the fireplace or in one of our new massage chairs. Use our free wireless Internet service.  And feel free to stop by our little convenience store for a snack or drink.  

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