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Looking for a Kia oil change in Lowell? Come to Gervais Kia for Routine Maintenance 


We know that sometimes scheduling an oil change can be frustrating. Perhaps you have to wait on the phone to find a time to bring in your car, and then you have to wait for an unreasonably long time to have your oil changed. Maybe you even put off your oil changes because you don't want to deal with waiting for an oil change from a Lowell area mechanic.

At Gervais Kia, it's our hope that we raise the bar high enough for you to stay on track with your scheduled oil changes and to keep your Kia model in top condition. We also want to be a reliable resource so that you know when to bring in your vehicle in for service.

How Often Does My Car Need an Oil Change?

As we all know; oil changes are critical in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and to prevent avoidable damage. When exactly you are supposed to come in for an oil change might be a bit fuzzier.

It used to be the case that mechanics and manufacturers would recommend getting your oil changed every 3,000 miles. However, with oil chemistry and engine technology improving, you will probably be getting rid of perfectly good oil, which is not only an unnecessary pollutant, but you will also be losing money. Most technicians and experts instead recommend changing your oil an average of 7,5000 miles.

Depending on several factors, Chelmsford drivers might want to change their oil either every 5,000 or past 10,000 miles in certain cases. The distance that you travel before needing an oil change is dependent on your vehicle's model and make but also driving habits and the conditions. Do you travel short distances and idle a lot? You might need to change your oil around every 5,000 miles.

Typically, most kinds of driving fall into two categories: severe or mild. Although you may not consider the conditions in the Billerica area "severe," certain types of driving put a severe amount of stress on your engine. A determining factor is whether or not your engine operates in the ideal conditions. Driving in extreme weather, short drives, and towing will mean more oil changes.

There are two ways to find out the right distance to travel. One is by checking your owner's manual, which should include recommended intervals for service based on your driving habits. The other is by speaking to our expert Kia specialists or an equally trustworthy mechanic to determine the number of miles you should drive before an oil change.

What Happens if You Skip Oil Changes?

Oil is essentially the life-blood of a vehicle, and as you drive, the oil gets small pieces of debris from the engine. At a certain point, the oil gets too dirty to be effective. Oil lubricates the engine, and when the oil is too dirty the engine will become too hot. This leads to the engine not running effectively, but over time, the engine's components will wear out and warp.

If too much damage is done, then the engine will need to be replaced. This can cost thousands of dollars, which usually means that many just sell the vehicle to a scrap yard and buy a new vehicle. But there's no reason to let the issue get that bad considering that an oil change is one of the most affordable services available.

Get an oil change near Nashua, NH, at our Kia dealership and experience what an oil change appointment should be like. Our Kia-trained specialists can quickly service your vehicle with precision so that you can get back to your life without much of a wait. Our service team is able to help you with both routine maintenance and complicated repairs.

Bring in your Kia for your next oil change and future maintenance to Gervais Kia and allow us to demonstrate our skill and commitment to your experience.

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Gervais Kia

6 Industrial Ave
Directions Lowell, MA 01851

  • Sales: 978-454-1202
  • Service: 978-454-1202
  • Parts: 978-454-1202


  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed