At Colonial Honda of Dartmouth, you get a full-service Honda dealership. We serve the cities of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Westport, and New Bedford. With our certified technicians, your Honda will receive reliable, safe, and efficient service. We also carry 100% genuine OEM Honda parts and accessories at our facility. One of our most commonly used services is an engine oil change.
In engine oil change service, the existing engine oil is flushed and replaced with fresh engine oil. The function of the engine oil is to provide lubrication to the internal components of the engine. This protects the engine from friction, leading to premature wear and tear of the engine components. It also protects against overheating of the engine. However, over time the engine oil loses its effectiveness due to contamination and degradation. If you continue to drive a vehicle with ineffective engine oil, you risk severe damage to the engine. At the same time, your vehicle might also suffer from compromised performance and decreased fuel efficiency.
Synthetic oil is a more refined form of engine oil. For certain vehicles, only synthetic oil is recommended. This means it has minimal impurities and offers more uniform lubrication compared to conventional oil. Synthetic oil is available in the full-synthetic or semi-synthetic format. The price for synthetic oil is slightly more than conventional oil, but it offers several benefits. Synthetic oil can improve the fuel economy of the vehicle and allow for better peak performance from the engine. Another key advantage of synthetic oil is its ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions. This makes it ideal for use in regions with significantly high or low temperatures.
Synthetic oil might last longer than conventional oil. However, the service interval for an oil change depends on factors such as vehicle type, type of engine oil, driving conditions, environmental conditions, and more. For most types of vehicles, it is around 3,000-5,000 miles, but we recommend you consult the owner’s manual of your Honda to find the recommended service interval for your vehicle. Our technicians can inspect the quality of the engine oil and the type of vehicle to guide you on the ideal service interval for an oil change at our service interval.
To schedule an engine oil change by our certified technician, you can contact us through phone or website. We offer our customers complimentary multi-point inspection service and several amenities at our facilities, including free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee and snacks, vending machines, TVs, magazines, and more.