Do I Need To Change My Oil If I'm Not Driving These Days?

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Sitting at Home or On the Road: Oil Changes are Necessary for All Types of Drivers!

Throughout the past year, many drivers have transitioned to working at home. While this might help you save on gas and put fewer miles on your car, it doesn't always mean you can also avoid routine service, like oil changes. Not using your vehicle as much can start to wear down the fluids and parts in your vehicle. Here at Ruge's Ford, we're happy to explain the benefits of routine service, even if you're avoiding the commute these days!

Why is Routine Service Important even for Infrequent Drivers?

It might seem like if you drive less, you can extend the time in between recommended service visits. While this can occasionally be the case for some drivers, most will need to pay attention to miles driven and the time passing between each service - such as a simple oil change.

Over time, certain vehicle systems and fluids tend to breakdown from numerous things, including:

  • Moisture
  • Humidity
  • Temperature Changes
  • Sitting for Extended Periods of Time

Whether you drive often or are avoiding the commute, it's still recommended that you get an oil change routinely. For those who drive often, we typically recommend that you schedule an appointment every 6,000 miles. If you are a driver who has worked from home, you should stick to a schedule as well. Our service experts recommend that you get an oil change every six months, regardless of how often you drive. Routine service like this can help you avoid the breakdown of important systems and fluids in your car, helping you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.

Schedule with Us Today

We encourage you to schedule with us today! We are always working to make your life easier, and with our online scheduling from we can do just that. This form is easy to fill out, and only asks you minimal questions. Once you have submitted the form, we will reach out to you to confirm the time that works best for you. Once everything is in place we can begin preparing for the arrival of your vehicle before you even pull out of your driveway.

At Momentum Volvo Cars, we encourage you to check out everything that we have to offer, and to call us today with questions. With our help, you can get the right vehicle at a price that makes sense.

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  1. Ruge's Ford

    3667 Route 9G
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    • Sales: (845) 262-4805
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