McGrath Honda of St. Charles
Sales: 630.443.6400
Service: 630.797.4570
Parts: 630.797.4599
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How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Schedule Your Next Oil Change!

Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most effective ways to get the most out of your car, truck, SUV, or minivan. Unfortunately, some individuals still aren’t aware of what makes this type of upkeep so vital or how often it should be performed. For this reason, the Service Department at McGrath Honda of St. Charles is here to bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of this job, so you can more easily stay on schedule.

Importance of Oil Changes

Before we tackle oil change timelines, it’s important to understand why this service is necessary in the first place. Essentially, this fluid is your powertrain’s primary lubricant, ensuring that the intricate mechanics that make your vehicle move can all function properly. However, as time goes on and your oil supply naturally decreases, the remaining amount becomes increasingly congealed with dirt, grime, and combustion byproducts, which inhibits its ability to lubricate. As a result, your vehicle will become more susceptible to overheating and decreased fuel economy. If you fail to change it out for an extended period of time, you run the risk of permanent engine damage.

Suggested Timeline

In order to protect your motor, we recommend stopping in for an oil change about every 5,000 miles. Depending on a multitude of factors, you might need to visit us somewhat more or less frequently, as aspects like your car’s age, condition, and engine size all contribute to this timeline. Furthermore, even if you don’t accumulate 5,000 miles over the course of a 12-month period, you’ll still want to swap out your oil supply at least once a year. If you’re looking to reduce the number of service visits your ride requires, give some thought to using synthetic oil over conventional. Although the former is slightly more expensive, you’ll benefit from improved longevity and wear protection.

Convenience & Value

At McGrath Honda of St. Charles, we don’t take it lightly when you choose us over the competition for your automotive service needs. For this reason, we strive to offer outstanding value and convenience to make your time with us as advantageous as possible. In addition to online resources like easy reservations and updated specials, we also keep your visit to the service center enjoyable with enviable amenities, friendly employees, and efficient capabilities. Furthermore, we encourage you to bundle other popular jobs with your oil change, so you can save yourself a trip or two in the future. That way, you can have your tires rotated and battery inspected while your car is in our care!

How often should I change my oil? The technicians at McGrath Honda of St. Charles typically recommend having this job completed every 5,000 miles. For a personalized maintenance schedule, meet with our experts today!


McGrath St Charles Service Hours

630.797.4570
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Testimonials

Susan Overton
Susan Overton
GOOGLE
2-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Darek S. was awesome! He was genuine and really wanted to find me what I liked and within my budget with absolutely no pressure. I highly recommend working with Darek S. at McGrath Honda St. Charles.

"Overall Service"

tkoneil89
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I don't know why but every-time we bring the 2015 Fit in for service that is not an oil change, brakes or routine maintenance it seems as if we get the "I don't think you know what your talking about" look. As an example, we had a problem with the electric push button start - my wife tried to explain it was the push button. All we got was that " we can't look at it unless it's replicated" - well if it works then it doesn't how do you replicate when you bring it in? That's why we bring it in because something is acting up or not working correctly. Now we have an issue with the dash board lights after the "push button" was fixed - again, can't do anything until it's replicated. She explained we have to bang on the dash to get it to work but that did not phase anybody. Both issues we looked up and there are Honda issues with the push button and with this dash light (NHTSA - 34 issues) - with this dash board issue we were over 300 miles from home without knowing our fuel level - kind of concerning so that's why we brought it in. Overall the staff is friendly, prices are in line and routine service is good - never had a call back but just can't seem to get someone to address the needs or acknowledge the issue when we bring it in which causes us to keep coming in for the same issue.

"Sherry made the entire process seamless. Her knowledge of..."

Billyeye
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Sherry made the entire process seamless. Her knowledge of the car, it’s many features is outstanding. She went the extra mile by programming the many options to suit my needs.

"Excellent experience from start to finish."

Dailey, John
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Max and Dave did an outstanding job explaining options, finances, and requirements. Nellie was exceptional in the business office. Max gave a comprehensive and informative presentation on the options and changes on the new models. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

Oscar Baldo
Oscar Baldo
GOOGLE
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"The service tech who helped me was very attentive to my..."

porschefx9
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service tech who helped me was very attentive to my needs. He took the time to explain each service item in detail, and even had the mechanic come out to explain one of the service items. Great experience and really exemplifies why I choose to have my Honda vehicle serviced at the dealer.

Martha Hogue
Martha Hogue
GOOGLE
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recieved help right away and got the car we wanted!

Juan Reyes
Juan Reyes
GOOGLE
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Great"

johnmgorman
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I called on a Monday afternoon for an "A 1" service notice (oil change etc.) on my CRV & was surprised to be able to schedule an appointment for the same day. I chose to bring the car in the following morning. I had the work done while I waited & it was done very quickly. The staff was very friendly.

Chris Dusza
Chris Dusza
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Thank you for saving the day when I got a flat tire. You..."

Khurrle
DEALERRATER
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you for saving the day when I got a flat tire. You were so kind and caring. I really appreciate you taking my car in so quickly and even offering me a ride to my appointment. You are the best!

Christina Sarno
Christina Sarno
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Work done faster than promised and very thorough, polite explanation was provided.

Terry Ostrander
Terry Ostrander
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

excellent service and Dan is a very professional service advisor

Karen Nielsen
Karen Nielsen
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Josh Carter
Josh Carter
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great dealership! The process to purchase my first car was quick & easy. If I didn't understand something, they did not hesitate to carefully explain every detail. Aldo Mendoza helped me purchase my car and I highly recommend.

Patrick
Patrick
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Aldo, Tom, and everyone else here is great at what they do and provided the best experience for me.

vedansh panchal
vedansh panchal
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Edward Bach
Edward Bach
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Yes, my wife and I were generally pleased with this last service appointment this past Friday. Although, the brake fluid and transmission fluid replacements were somewhat unexpected, we do appreciate you letting us know about them. Thanks again for maintaining our Honda vehicles so well.

Mark Huber
Mark Huber
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tim Beavers
Tim Beavers
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Martin F.
Martin F.
YELP
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Ok... not easy to write a positive review for a car dealership... especially one that has 2.5 stars. However, after visiting 2 other dealerships before landing at McGrath Honda, and being pissed out of my gourd, I have to admit, McGrath did a very nice job during this sale. When we walked in, we met Chris. An obviously new salesperson but was very nice and accommodating. We were very interested in the Honda HR-V for my daughter. I'd recommend you ask for Chris should you stop here. Lastly, we worked with the manager, George. He worked hard for his dealership, as he should but offered a very fair price for the car. We also purchased an extended warranty. No, they didn't push this on us. I always buy warranties on all my used cars. I used to sell cars back in the day. And, I learned to buy used cars and bumper to bumper, manufacturer warranties that extended certified used car warranties to 100k miles! Always worked out for me... (psst... don't pay retail price for warranty's... negotiate!). Anyway, George and the finance manager made the sale a positive experience. They also fixed a few of the outstanding, minor cosmetic issues with the car with a "we owe you" type of commitment. My daughter brought the car back the other day and they fixed all the minor issues, did a complete safety check, and washed the car for free. Plus, McGrath includes a couple of oil changes, tire rotations and a few other nice kickers that added to our purchasing satisfaction. This bonus pack is included at no additional cost (I'm sure it's embedded in the purchase price but....you know, doesn't show up on the invoice). Bottom line: We drove a long way to visit McGrath and I'm glad we did. We're very happy with our purchase. I look forward to collecting on the extras that can be serviced at any McGrath stores. Chris and George, thank you!

Jenni Jordan
Jenni Jordan
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
christa papa
christa papa
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Darek S. at McGrath Honda of St. Charles was the reason I..."

Sue O.
DEALERRATER
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Darek S. at McGrath Honda of St. Charles was the reason I bought my new vehicle. He was knowledgeable and professional, but more importantly he was friendly, approachable and sincerely cared about finding me what I really wanted in my budget. Not once did he pressure me to go above budget or settle. He is a class act and this dealership is lucky to have him.

"Recall service"

msmeets55
DEALERRATER
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

every thing went well and completed in a timely manner. This was a recall repair that I was notified of by a phone call. Helpful.

"All personnel are polite and listen to needs"

colianne
DEALERRATER
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Every individual we worked with (sales consultant, manager, finance) listened to what we needed to purchase the vehicle and met those needs. We had not intended to purchase on this day, but we ended up driving home a new Honda.

Gil Latorre
Gil Latorre
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
John Blue
John Blue
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Service doesn't return your calls as promised and it's your average car service you'd come to expect.

"B1 Service"

D. Snyder
DEALERRATER
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The service writer was extremely courteous and offer me a ride back to the office since I was on my lunch break and they were a little busy. Someone picked me up after work when my car was ready. I very much appreciate the shuttle service.

"Joselin met us with a smile and put us at ease right..."

Gabdipillo
DEALERRATER
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Joselin met us with a smile and put us at ease right away. Car buying, when you’re not actually planning to buy, can be a daunting task. She showed us vehicles within our parameters and made sure we liked what we saw. She didn’t want to waste our time with options we didn’t like, which I appreciated. She was very easy to work with. She helped my husband and I agree on a vehicle purchase that we are excited for!

Marilyn DeStefano
Marilyn DeStefano
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Aldo Mendoza helped me with the purchase of a brand new Accord Hybrid back in December. He was very accommodating, and even came in on his day off to close the deal! I needed his help again today. He responded quickly and provided the information I needed the same day. He is the best!!

Joselin met us with a smile and put us at ease right...

Gabdipillo
CARS
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Joselin met us with a smile and put us at ease right away. Car buying, when you're not actually planning to buy, can be a daunting task. She showed us vehicles within our parameters and made sure we liked what we saw. She didn't want to waste our time with options we didn't like, which I appreciated. She was very easy to work with. She helped my husband and I agree on a vehicle purchase that we are excited for!

B1 Service

D. Snyder
CARS
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

The service writer was extremely courteous and offer me a ride back to the office since I was on my lunch break and they were a little busy. Someone picked me up after work when my car was ready. I very much appreciate the shuttle service.

Joey Valentino
Joey Valentino
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Zack and George were awesome!

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

New 2019 CRV

dgreen8606
CARS
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is our 5th purchase at this McGrath and we have all our service and maintenance done there. The entire staff Is very professional and friendly. We especially enjoyed working with Bryan Salas...he is a terrific salesperson. Jason Landgraf really helped getting us a better loan rate and explaining the extended warranty we bought.

Eddie Green
Eddie Green
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"New 2019 CRV"

dgreen8606
DEALERRATER
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is our 5th purchase at this McGrath and we have all our service and maintenance done there. The entire staff Is very professional and friendly. We especially enjoyed working with Bryan Salas...he is a terrific salesperson. Jason Landgraf really helped getting us a better loan rate and explaining the extended warranty we bought.

Outstanding.

AMROWICKI
CARS
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Superior service from start to finish. On line scheduling is intuitive, and the schedule is very flexible. I had to reschedule an appointment on short notice and it was very easy. For my rescheduled appointment, I was ready early, called and they told me to come in whenever I was ready. Extremely customer friendly process and wait time was reasonable. Outstanding.

Service was excellent. My service provider was awesome...

jerrythrash
CARS
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was excellent. My service provider was awesome very courteous asked if I wanted my car washed. Not too many dealerships ask anymore. Great s

Dave Newberry
Dave Newberry
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased this vehicle in 2012 and enjoy the look and feel of a Hybrid, plus the excellent fuel savings of 50+ mpg. Needed new battery and decided to take the car to the dealer rather than cheap it out at home. That was a good call. Delighted with dealer reps and follow-up. I am a big fan of the McGrath Team.

"Service was excellent. My service provider was awesome..."

jerrythrash
DEALERRATER
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was excellent. My service provider was awesome very courteous asked if I wanted my car washed. Not too many dealerships ask anymore. Great s

"Darek helped me a ton! He made sure that I was satisfied..."

Jessica W
DEALERRATER
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Darek helped me a ton! He made sure that I was satisfied and I will continue to work with him at Honda! He was really great. George was also really helpful! Overall, great experience and have been a Honda owner for 3 years now.

"Outstanding."

AMROWICKI
DEALERRATER
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Superior service from start to finish. On line scheduling is intuitive, and the schedule is very flexible. I had to reschedule an appointment on short notice and it was very easy. For my rescheduled appointment, I was ready early, called and they told me to come in whenever I was ready. Extremely customer friendly process and wait time was reasonable. Outstanding.

Austin Stanton
Austin Stanton
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Moses, Bret, and Jason were super helpful and made the buying process easy and not stressful! Happy buyer!

"The Service department was great. The guys had me in and..."

nsln440
DEALERRATER
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Service department was great. The guys had me in and out in less time than quoted. Very friendly and I even got my car washed. It was a nice surprise

Saul Bautista
Saul Bautista
GOOGLE
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Service department was great. The guys had me in and...

nsln440
CARS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Service department was great. The guys had me in and out in less time than quoted. Very friendly and I even got my car washed. It was a nice surprise

Great professional service. Took care of me from the time...

mrlupeg
CARS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great professional service. Took care of me from the time I walked in the door till they went to pick me up to pickup car.

Very professional and fast. I was told my servicing would...

brandycoole12
CARS
2-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very professional and fast. I was told my servicing would take about an hour and a half and instead it only took about 30 minutes. They gave me an overall good experience.

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