Oil Change Service in Rockwall, TX

No matter what vehicle you drive, you should bring your car in to Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall, Texas every so often for an oil change. The frequency of which your vehicle should get an oil change can be found in your car’s maintenance schedule, and is dependent on the climate and conditions in Rockwall and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex region. Refer to your owners manual for a detailed schedule of when to get your oil changed. The oil in your vehicle, whether it is conventional or synthetic, helps lubricate your engine’s many moving parts, but that oil breaks down over time, collecting dirt, dust and debris from your engine and the environment, so it is crucial to get an oil change as per the automaker’s recommendation. If you are in Heath, Royse City, Sunnyvale, Fate, Rockwall or nearby, you can come to Horizon Auto Center for an oil change today.

How often should I come in for an oil change service?

We know that Rockwall residents want to take good care of their cars, and a crucial way to do that is to get a regular LOF (lube, oil, and filter) change. Oil change frequency varies based on OEM, and region conditions. Although older vehicles may need an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles, the changes in modern engine design and manufacturing has created the need for better-quality oil, which lasts longer before viscosity breakdown. 

The type of engine oil, your driving habits and the age and make of your vehicle, whether that be a Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Mercedes-Benz or something else, dictate when to change engine oil. Contact Horizon Auto Center to learn when you need an oil change. One major OEM recommends that drivers with typical driving habits who own 2008 and newer models should come in for an oil change every six months or 7,500 miles (whichever comes first), and those with 2007 and older models get their oil changed every 5,000 miles or six months. Drivers with less typical driving habits should change engine oil every 5,000 miles or six months for vehicles 2008 and newer, and every 3,000 miles or three months for cars 2007 and older. Horizon Auto Center can help find the correct frequency for your vehicle in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex road conditions.

How do I know if my vehicle needs an oil change in Rockwall, Texas?

While following the recommendations above is a good guide to how often you should come in to Horizon Auto Center for an oil change service, there are several signs that your vehicle needs an immediate oil change. Contact Horizon Auto Center at 469-430-0549 with any questions. These include:

If you see what looks like smoke trailing out of your vehicle, this probably means your motor oil has become too old to function properly, and your car needs an oil change. This could also indicate that there are underlying issues with your engine. Horizon Auto Center can diagnose any issue.

  • Increased engine noise.

Motor oil lubricates your engine so that all the parts work together smoothly. When the oil becomes thin, old, or poorly textured, you might hear the issue every time you drive. If you are hearing this issue, feel free to bring your vehicle to Horizon Auto Center as soon as possible.

  • More mileage than usual.

If you have recently gone on a long-distance road trip in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. or beyond, you can anticipate to bring your vehicle in for an oil change sooner than usual. Driving more miles than normal would result in needing an oil change sooner. 

  • Ticking sounds when starting.

When you start your vehicle, the engine immediately begins circulating oil. If the motor oil has an improper texture, this task may take more time and effort than it should. This noise is a solid indication that it is time to get your vehicle inspected and get an oil change. 

  • Burnt oil smell.

This usually means your vehicle is low on oil, causing the engine to overheat. Dirty oil makes it difficult to properly keep the engine cool. 


If you are experiencing one or more of these issues and are in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex or surrounding areas, you can bring your car to Horizon Auto Center for an oil change service. We can also examine your vehicle to see if additional services need to be performed, like oil change service, engine repair, or other services. Failure to keep up with the oil change service schedule will result in overheating and engine seize-up. The extra heat in the engine can cause further damage and parts to melt. 

Your Exceptional Shop for Oil Change Service

Oil changes do not typically take a long time and are very affordable. When the time comes to bring your car in for an oil change, look no further than Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall. We’ve been servicing cars since 2001 and offer a cost-effective and efficient service for your vehicle. Our highly skilled technicians will assess the make, model and year of your vehicle and will recommend the appropriate oil type for your car. Our team prides themselves in our shop’s transparency with our services, and we will never recommend something that is not absolutely necessary for your vehicle. Here are some reasons why you should choose Horizon Auto Center in Rockwall as your go to service shop:

  • Our ASE-Certified technicians can improve your tire performance and life, restore vehicle performance, and maintain good vehicle performance with preventative maintenance.
  • Our waiting area has free coffee, water, and WiFi for you to enjoy.
  • We offer a courtesy vehicle wash with all our services.
  • We sell industry leading tire brands like Toyo, Continental, and Nexen.
  • Our shop has been recognized by The Dallas Morning News and RepairPal and our loyal customers have voted us Living Magazine’s “Best Auto Repair Shop” in the area for the last seven years.
  • We sell truck accessories, including lift kits, bed covers, front and rear replacement bumpers, side steps, and LED lights.

If you are in the 75032 area, bring your car to Horizon Auto Center today. Schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 469-430-0549. 

Oil Change Service in Rockwall, TX

For honest and efficient Oil Change Service in Rockwall, TX, turn to the capable team at Horizon Auto Center. “Life’s too short to drive boring cars.”

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Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any problems with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue, we'll email a photo of it to you for your review. At the end of every visit you'll receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.