Land Rover vehicles are some of the toughest and most stylish SUVs on the road around Florham Park and Franklin Lakes. To keep yours in good condition, you'll need to bring it in for routine maintenance like oil changes. If you need an oil change near Parsippany, Mendham, or Morristown, NJ, visit the service center at Land Rover Parsippany.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Your engine needs oil the way your body needs water. For example, if you worked out without drinking any water, you'd cramp up and be more likely to get injured. Oil does the same for your SUV. It lubricates the parts of your engine, so everything can run smoothly.

It takes a lot of parts to power your SUV. All that machinery can create lots of heat. If that heat builds up, it can cause friction between the parts. Oil takes care of this, too. It cools down your engine to prevent friction and overheating.

However, keeping your engine healthy is a big job. After a while, oil loses its ability to cool and lubricate your engine components. That's why getting an oil change is one of the most important parts of your routine automotive maintenance.


When to Get an Oil Change?

So, how often will you need to get an oil change? That all depends on what you drive. Most Land Rover and Range Rover models run on synthetic oil. It's designed to work under extreme temperatures and last longer than conventional oil. Usually, you'll need to get your oil changed once a year, or every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

If your SUV runs on a diesel powertrain, you'll need new oil more often. Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs that run on diesel fuel should get an oil change every six months, or every 3,000 miles.


How Can You Tell If You Need an Oil Change?

You can find your recommended maintenance schedule in your owner's manual. It's alright if you're not sure how long it's been since your last oil change. Your SUV has a few ways to remind you. Some of the signs you can look for include:

  • Dashboard warning light - If your vehicle is overdue for an oil change, you'll eventually see a dashboard light that looks like an oil can.
  • Knocking sound - Low oil can also cause your engine to make loud, unusual noises.
  • Dark oil - New oil has a golden-brown color to it and flows freely. Old oil looks more like thick, black sludge.

Checking Your Oil At Home

To see what your oil looks like or to check your vehicle's oil levels, just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Pop the hood.
  2. Find the dipstick.
  3. Pull out the dipstick.
  4. Wipe it on a rag or paper towel.
  5. Check the color.
  6. Put the dipstick back in.
  7. Quickly pull it out again.
  8. Check the end of the dipstick to see your oil level.

Schedule an Oil Change

Schedule service with the team at Land Rover Parsippany if you need an oil change near Florham Park or Franklin Lakes, NJ. Our highly trained technicians will take good care of your SUV with regular oil changes so you can continue your travels around Parsippany, Mendham, and Morristown. Contact us to learn more or schedule service with us online.

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Land Rover Parsippany

220 U.S. West
Directions Parsippany, NJ 07054

  • Contact Us: 855-637-9229

Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm
  • Sunday Closed