Century Volvo is committed to being here for everything that drivers need in the Huntsville, Florence, and Cullman, Alabama areas. Therefore, we offer an onsite service center to provide you with all the routine maintenance your car may need for years to come.

One of the most important routine services you need are oil changes. Motor oil is crucial for keeping your engine lubricated and running smoothly. Over time, contaminants enter your engine and can dirty up your oil, compromising its effectiveness so you'll need to change it out with fresh, new oil. 

Our Service Center

Our service center is staffed with technicians who are highly trained on the specific needs of your vehicle. We've worked with a wide range of models and can perform any services you may need, including oil changes. We'll perform your auto service in a timely manner while still maintaining a high level of quality and care so you can get back to the road with confidence.

Synthetic vs Regular Oil

When you get an oil change, you have a choice between regular or synthetic oil. But what is synthetic oil, and how can it benefit you?

Synthetic oil came about after the creation of high-performance vehicles and jets. Therefore, this oil can withstand extreme conditions and intense heat. The result: Oil that lasts longer and performs better.

The main different between synthetic and regular oil is that synthetic oil is man-made, which allows for scientific control over molecular size and purity. This level of refinement leads to less friction, which helps to reduce engine sludge and increase performance.

How Often Do You Need an Oil Change?

With traditional oil, you can expect to change your oil about every 5,000 miles or six months. However, this does vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle, so consult your owner's manual to learn more. On the other hand, synthetic oil is built to stay purer longer, so you can go about 7,500 miles between oil changes.

In addition to paying attention to your mileage, there are some key signs its time for an oil change. The main warning sign to look out for is unusual sounds. If oil is low or old, it may not be able to maintain the proper clearance level between key components in your engine, so they may bang together and cause a grinding noise.

Another sign to look out for is frequent gas stations stops. Low oil may cause your motor to work harder than it has to, leading to more fuel consumption. If you find you're running to the pump more often, consider getting an oil change. Pay attention to anything out of the ordinary with your vehicle and reach out to our service center if you have any questions.

Get an Oil Change near You Today!

When you're in need of an oil change near you, just give us a call at Century Volvo. Huntsville, Florence, and Cullman, AL, drivers can also conveniently schedule their next appointment online to better fit maintenance in with your schedule.

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Century Volvo Cars

3800 University Drive N.W.
Directions Huntsville, AL 35816

  • Sales: (256) 536-3800
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