Every driver will need to get their oil changed once in a while, especially if they want to keep their Ram truck or Jeep SUV running smoothly. Here at Montgomery CDJR, we can change your oil and get you back on the road in no time. Contact our service team today to learn more and reserve your next service appointment.

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When Does my Vehicle Need an Oil Change?

Engine oil breaks down over time, becoming less able to lubricate the engine's moving parts. One reason for this is that your engine operates at high temperatures, placing the oil under considerable strain. Engine oil can also get contaminated by dirt or debris, causing it to lose its lubricating properties.

How often you need to get your oil changed will depend on several factors, including the type of vehicle you drive and your driving habits. If you drive a heavy truck or tow a lot with your pickup or Crossover, you'll likely need to change your oil more often.

As a guide, you should consider getting your engine oil changed after 5,000 miles of driving or six months, whichever comes first. The type of oil you use may affect these suggestions since some high-quality oils are made to last longer. For example, synthetic oils often don't need changing as often as conventional engine oil. For a more accurate guide to changing your vehicle's oil, you should consult your owner's manual.

How Do I Know When the Engine Oil Needs Changing?

In addition to monitoring the time between each oil change, there are some warning signs you can look out for to determine when your Dodge or Jeep is due some new oil. You can perform a simple visual inspection of your engine to see what condition your oil is in. If it appears unusually dark or sludge has formed on the engine parts, this could be a sign that your oil has deteriorated and needs replacing.

Another indicator is if you see debris floating in the oil. The debris may have come from worn parts or from an external source. Either way, it will hamper your oil from helping the engine run smoothly, so it's best to get it changed as soon as you can.

You may also detect harsh sounds or other problems when the engine is running. This suggests that the oil is struggling to fully coat the engine's parts, resulting in unnecessary friction that can cause long-term damage to your engine if you fail to change the oil.

Which Type of Engine Oil Should I Choose?

There are several types of engine oil for you to consider for your vehicle. If you're unsure of the best option, one of our service technicians will be happy to provide you with some advice.

Conventional engine oil is the standard choice for many drivers. It's also the cheapest option. These oils are generally fine if you do a modest amount of driving in a small or mid-sized vehicle. Conventional engine oil usually needs to be replaced more often than higher grade alternatives.

Synthetic engine oil guarantees improved performance. This bonus makes a synthetic oil a great choice if you drive a sports car or other high-performance vehicle, like the Dodge Charger. Synthetic oils are generally more expensive, but they don't need to be replaced as often as conventional oil. As a result, you may find that you save money in the long run by investing in a high-quality engine oil.

A synthetic blend is a good choice if you drive a truck or another big vehicle with a large engine. It combines the benefits of synthetic oil, such as durability and strong performance, with the affordability of conventional oil. These oils are more than capable of withstanding the additional pressure that comes with driving a heavy vehicle or towing a large load, while at the same time offering you an affordable option when filling up a large engine.

Finally, high-mileage engine oils are specifically designed to suit drivers who cover a lot of distance in their vehicles. So whether you regularly go on long-distance drives on the highway, or you have a lengthy commute to work, you may want to consider this specialist oil to keep your engine running smoothly.

Get Your Oil Changed at Our Nicholasville Express Lane

Our auto service technicians have the skills and equipment to perform an oil change in no time. They've developed their expertise by working on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles on a daily basis, which gives them a thorough understanding of what each vehicle needs to perform at its best.

We can take care of oil changes for you in our express lane service. That means you don't have to make a service appointment in advance. Instead, you can just drop by our Nicholasville dealership and let one of our service team members replace your engine oil and you'll be back on the road before you know it.

While you're in for an oil change, we can perform other routine maintenance tasks to make sure your car, truck, or SUV is in good working order. A quick multi-point inspection lets our service technician identify any problems with your vehicle, such as worn tires, brake issues, and low fluid levels. We can also carry out tire rotations, which help to prevent uneven wear on your tires.

When one of our service team members performs your oil change and any other maintenance tasks, you can be sure that we'll only use high-quality products. Our parts department has an extensive stock of car components, accessories, and parts, including a selection of engine oils to meet your requirements. You can also purchase engine oil using our online order form if you'd rather take care of your car's maintenance needs yourself.

Should you have any additional questions about engine oil changes or our service center more generally, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Here at Montgomery CDJR, we're proud to serve Kentucky drivers from Nicholasville and beyond with a first-class maintenance and repair service. We hope to see you in our dealership soon.


Montgomery Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

1010 Elizabeth St
Directions Nicholasville, KY 40356-8710

  • Sales: (859) 359-7192
  • Service: 859-885-3367
  • Parts: 859-885-3367

Service Department Hours

  • Monday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Tuesday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Wednesday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Thursday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Friday 07:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday 08:00AM - 02:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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Mopar® Express Lane Uses High Quality, Durable Parts

Mopar® original equipment parts are used on all Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT® vehicles. All parts have been tested to ensure function, fit and finish of original specifications.

Mopar® Express Lane uses only Pennzoil® Motor Oil. We also provide the highest quality Pennzoil synthetic oil, keeping your engine clean and extending the life of any oil change.

Magneti Marelli® has teamed with Mopar® to supply a full line of maintenance and repair parts for all major vehicle makes and models.