Do I need to change my car's oil right before summer?

I've read that it might be a good idea to change my car's oil right before summer. Do I need to do this?

“No, you don’t need to change your car’s oil right before summer.
Some people do this to make sure their car has an oil with the right viscosity, but this isn’t necessary unless you’re moving from Alaska to Florida or going through some extreme temperature change. Keep up to date with regular oil changes and follow a basic car maintenance schedule, and you should be just fine.
While you’re looking into the best ways to care for your vehicle across seasons, you should also consider adding roadside assistance to your car insurance policy. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan if the worst case happens. Jerry’s partner, Urgently, pays for an Uber if you ever need a tow. They also offer lockout services, tire changes, and jump starts. You can get this peace of mind for only $50 a year.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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