Acura Oil Change in Pleasanton 

What You Need to Know About Oil Changes at Acura of Pleasanton

If you drive an Acura vehicle, it is important to consider the role oil plays in the engine. Oil lubricates, cools, and cleans the engine. That is why it's essential to get your oil changed on a regular basis. Here is what you need to know about getting your oil changed at Acura of Pleasanton.

Oil Change FAQ

What Does Oil Do in my Car's Engine?

Oil plays several crucial roles in the engine. First, it lubricates the engine's moving parts, preventing friction that would otherwise cause damage and render the engine inoperable. Oil cleans the engine by picking up contaminants and transporting them to the oil filter where they are removed. Oil also cools the engine by transferring heat to the cooling pan, where it can dissipate into the air.

How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

The most commonly stated oil change interval is 3,000 miles. However, the right oil change interval for your vehicle can vary from vehicle to vehicle. Check the owner's manual to see what your vehicle manufacturer recommends for your oil change interval.

What Are the Benefits of Getting My Oil Changed?

There are plenty of benefits to getting your oil changed. After your oil change, you might notice improvements in your engine's performance and cooling. In the long run, regular oil changes help keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

Why Do I Need to Change My Oil, Instead of Topping it Off Like Other Fluids?

Unlike, say, windshield cleaning fluid, your vehicle does not run out of oil. Instead, oil gets recycled throughout the engine, passing through the oil filter to keep it clean. However, over time the oil will lose its effectiveness and build up tiny contaminants that get through the filter. To keep your engine running smoothly, old oil needs to be completely replaced.

What are the Differences Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil?

Conventional oil is made from refined crude oil, while synthetic oil is manufactured using chemical compounds. While conventional oil kept cars operating for decades, synthetic oil usually delivers superior longevity and performance. There are also synthetic blend oils that combine conventional oil and synthetic oil. To learn more about the differences between conventional oil and synthetic oil, contact our Service Center.

Should I Get Any Other Service Along With My Oil Change?

When you get your oil changed, you usually get your oil filter changed as well. You might opt to get your air filter changed as well. If you want, you can schedule an inspection and find out from our expert team of mechanics if your vehicle needs any other services.

The Oil Change Light Turned On. When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

The oil change light indicates that you need to change your oil relatively soon. The exact amount of time you have to change your oil before it becomes a problem can differ from vehicle to vehicle. However, most oil change lights turn on around 500 to 600 miles before the engine oil turns into a major problem for your vehicle.

Can the Weather or Driving Conditions Affect My Oil Change Interval?

Yes. Extreme cold, heat, and humidity can require you to change your oil more frequently. So can frequently driving in stop-and-go traffic, making regular trips of five or fewer miles, or routinely hauling or towing heavy cargo.

Get Your Oil Changed at Acura of Pleasanton Today

Do you need to get an oil change for your vehicle? Then visit the Service Center at Acura of Pleasanton. To schedule your next oil change, visit our website, or contact us!


  • Monday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM


Acura of Pleasanton

4355 Rosewood Drive Directions Pleasanton, CA 94588

  • Service: 833-947-2057
  • Parts: 833-947-2057
  1. Acura of Pleasanton

    4355 Rosewood Drive
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    • Sales: 833-947-2057
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