Your vehicle's engine is the heart of your vehicle, which makes the oil is its lifeblood. When you don't check or change your oil often enough, it will shorten the life of your engine. Over time, as your engine heats, cools and runs, it can make your oil thicker and dirtier. Not only can this decrease its ability to flow (also known as viscosity), it leaves harmful deposits in your engine and may even cause extensive damage. At McElwain Cadillac our certified service technicians know how your vehicle uses oil, and when your vehicle needs the oil changed. Keep on top of engine troubles by scheduling your next checkup with McElwain Cadillac when it’s time for your vehicle’s next oil change.
Keeping an eye on your engine fluids can save you money in the long run. Low or dirty oil can damage the engine. Here are a few things to monitor when driving to ensure your engine lasts a long time.
Change Engine Oil Soon
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON light displays, you should schedule service with McElwain Cadillac within the next 600 miles. Be sure to check our service specials to save even more money.
Engine Oil Life System
Even when you're driving under the best conditions, the Engine Oil Life System might not need service for more than one year. The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and the Oil Life System must be reset. When you schedule your regular service with McElwain Cadillac, we'll check this for you.
Oil Pressure Low/Stop Engine
Low engine oil pressure can cause very costly damage to your engine. If this message displays, immediately bring your vehicle to a stop and do not restart your engine until the proper engine oil pressure is restored and the cause of the drop is corrected. You should check the oil level immediately. DO NOT operate the engine with the oil pressure warning light on or an ENGINE OIL LOW ADD OIL message displayed. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, call McElwain Cadillac, we can advise you from there.
One of the most immediate signs of a problem with your oil is noticeable leaks. If you find a leak, schedule service with McElwain Cadillac as soon as possible. Catching a problem before it becomes a much larger problem can help save you time and money.
Automotive Service You Can Count on in Ellwood City
The expert team at McElwain Cadillac is committed to caring for your vehicle for as long as you own it. We have state-of-the-art service facilities and use the latest diagnostics to maintain and repair your Cadillac at a competitive price. At McElwain Cadillac, we use only genuine Cadillac parts, so you can be sure your vehicle will perform as well as the day you got it.