Sullivan Auto Group
Sales: (812) 268-4321
Service: (812) 268-4321
Parts: (812) 268-4321
2406 North Section Street, Sullivan, IN 47882
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How Often Should I Change My Vehicle's Oil?

When it comes to routine maintenance, oil changes are perhaps the most common items that come to mind. However, they’re also often overlooked and delayed, leading to all sorts of problems down the road. To help you keep your vehicle running in top condition, the Service Department at Sullivan Auto Group is here to tell about how often you should have this crucial task performed. Hopefully, we’ll see you in our service bay soon!

Function of Oil

So, what does oil even do in the first place? Unlike its derivative gasoline, which provides your engine with a source of fuel, oil primarily acts a lubricant to keep your powertrain’s multiple moving mechanical components from grinding against one another. Additionally, oil also regulates the high operating temperatures within the engine and removes combustion byproducts. Over time, though, this fluid becomes less effective at performing these responsibilities, as it absorbs debris and becomes thick and congealed. Once it reaches this point, it’s important that it’s swapped out for a fresh batch.

Oil Change Timeline

By now, you’re probably wondering how long it takes oil to go from being clean and golden to dirty and dark. Generally, this timeframe depends on several factors, including your vehicle’s body style, age, and condition, as well as your driving habits and trip frequency. However, a good rule of thumb to stick to is the 5,000-mile/6-month timeframe. Thanks to advances in engine technology combined with more affordable synthetic blends, newer vehicles can often go even longer without needing a change. However, it’s in your best interests to meet with our staff to determine the most appropriate timeline for your specific model’s oil changes.

Why Visit Sullivan Auto?

Now that you know what makes oil changes so important and when you should have them performed, we’d like to tell you why should visit us over other automotive service providers. In addition to handling routine tasks like oil changes, we can also take care of other crucial jobs, such as tire rotations, brake checks, battery replacements, and more, so you can combine multiple services into one convenient visit. Additionally, we aim to meet the needs of as many clients as possible, so we proudly offer convenient hours, competitive coupons, and online scheduling. You can even submit questions to our team via the Ask a Tech form for expert assistance from the comfort of home!

If you’ve ever wondered “How often should I change my vehicle’s oil?” we hope that this brief overview has cleared a few things up! The next time you’re due for this service, head on over to Sullivan Auto Group to receive outstanding treatment from start to finish.


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Service Hours

(812) 268-4321
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Testimonials

Fast and Friendly Service!

Paula Alley
3-30-2019
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The only place I take my Jeep to. Fast and friendly service. Great job guy's keep it up!

5 Stars!

Mary Helterbrand
3-19-2019
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Traded cars there since 2012 and have always been treated fairly!

Love this place!

Marisa Nicole
3-3-2019
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My husband & I love this place! Jodi❤

Fantastic Service Department!

William Alley
2-20-2019
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Great place to buy a vehicle new or used with great customer service and a fantastic service department

Great Place to shop for New or Used Vehicles!

Thomas Davis
1-26-2019
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All of the people that work Sullivan auto group. Are polite and very professional. A great place to shop for new or used vehicles.

Knowledgeable Employees!

Anthony Petrucci
1-12-2019
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A very nice place to visit. Very clean place with knowledgeable employees

Great Service!

Angela Gladden
11-17-2018
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Great people great service!

Awesome Experience!

Mike See
10-19-2018
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Awesome experience!!! Very nice and not pushy. Definitely would recommend Brad.

Good Selection!

Dennis Fudurich
9-28-2018
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Good Selection, Good Prices. They will work with you!

we couldn’t be happier with the staff!

Kevin Felker
9-13-2018
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Have preciously purchased from Tammy Burr and we weren’t disappointed. She got us in another new Camero and we couldn’t be happier with the staff. Thanks Tammy, Curt, and Jodi for a huge team effort!!!!

Great Place

8-17-2018
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They are Lifesavers!!!!! We broke down on a Saturday before Easter and they were able to fix our truck and get us back on the road in a few hours.... They even lent us a car so we could grab lunch!!!! Great Place

Great place to buy a vehicle

8-9-2018
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This is a great place to get a car. We got a 2017 jeep compass from them and we really like it. We had jodi as a sales representative and she was very sweet and answered all of the questions we had and explaind everything to us as well.

5 Stars

8-1-2018
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I’ve bought two vehicles here and had great luck both times. I recently just purchased a new Silverado and dealt with Tammy. Throughout the whole process she was patient and was there to answer all of my questions.

Local Buyer

7-26-2018
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I live locally and like to buy locally. The people at Sullivan Auto made it easy for me to keep my money in the community. Thanks for the new Silverado!

Return Customer

John
7-12-2018
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Purchased a used vehicle from them. I received a great price and great service. Will keep going back!

Very Patient

Kimberly
7-3-2018
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Haven't bought a new car in 10 years. The salesman was very patient with me. Definitely would recommend this dealership!

Wonderful Experience

Kerri C.
6-21-2018
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Had a wonderful experience buying my first Jeep with them! Chad answered all my questions and made buying a car easy. Would go back every time!

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