When it comes to taking care of your car, one of the most important aspects of vehicle maintenance is regular oil changes. So, if it’s been a while since your last oil change, bring your Buick model to Bonander Buick GMC in Turlock, CA. Our onsite service center has an expert team of certified mechanics ready to inspect and when necessary repair your vehicle.

Here are our top tips for knowing when it’s time for an oil change:


The simplest way to keep track of when your car is due for an oil change is how much time or mileage has passed since your last oil change. We recommend drivers have their car’s oil changed every three months or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Check Engine Light

A flashing check engine light is an often-overlooked sign that your car is due for an oil change. Your car’s check engine light being illuminated indicates that there is some type of internal issue with your vehicle’s engine. The severity of the issue will vary, so you need to bring your car into our Buick service center as soon as possible.

Oil Appearance

Another easy way to spot that it’s time for an oil change is by inspecting the color of your car’s oil. If your oil is dark in color or dirty, you’re due for an oil change. Forcing your car to drive with dirty oil can lead to internal issues over time.

Engine Noise

Typically, your car’s engine should be relatively noiseless when you’re driving or idling in place. However, if your engine starting to make loud clanking noises, you may need an oil change. This excess noise can be a sign that the parts of your engine aren’t properly lubricated and are banging together.

Need an oil change or other vehicle services? Visit Bonander Buick GMC in Turlock, CA. Our dealership also serves the nearby towns of Modesto and Hughson, CA.