Engine oil is what lubricates a truck’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Truck owners must maintain a truck’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their truck’s make and model. Modern era vehicles come with a dipstick to measure oil level in the engine. This allows owners to monitor their oil level and add oil as needed without hiring a mechanic. These components allow truck owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.
An important part of routine truck maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. Many sources state that engine oil cannot be changed often enough, but with the advent of new technology, manufacturer recommended oil service intervals have increased dramatically in the last 20 years. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
An obvious benefit of changing one's own oil is saving money,
but oil change services frequently advertise bargains. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the truck is running low on oil. A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak, and a mechanic should look at the truck.