5 BENEFITS OF PERFORMING ROUTINE OIL CHANGES
1. Regular Oil Changes Keep You Engine Clean
When oil flows into the engine from other areas, dirt and other particles will begin to accumulate within it. If you are not changing your oil at the proper intervals, sludge will begin to build up in your engine. Those who may live in drier, dustier areas will have even more particles making there way through. Changing your engine oil as well as replacing your filters on a timely basis, will get any of these harmful bits of dirt and debris out of your engine before they do any damage.
2. Longer Engine Life More Likely with Routine Oil Changes
Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It lubricates and protects your engine and many of it’s critical parts from wear and damage. The problem is, oil gets dirty. By making sure that you have your oil and filter changed according to your owner’s manual specifications, you will be keep your engine clean and protected, as well as saving time, money and stress. A regularly scheduled oil change is an investment that will help ensure that you will be driving around in your vehicle for years to come.
3. Changing Your Oil Protects Other Engine Parts
What does oil actually do in my car? Inside your engine there are a many key parts which make your engine run such as the crank shaft and the connecting rods. These rods control the pistons inside of your engine’s cylinders. There is also another piece called the camshaft which assists in opening and closing the vehicle’s exhaust valves. Making sure that you have clean oil in your vehicle’s engine is crucial in keeping of of these components well moving and running properly.
4. Get Better Gas Mileage by Changing Your Oil On Time
Changing my oil on time and I will get better gas mileage? How does that work? Finding a vehicle that is good on gas is important to all of us. Overall miles per gallon are affected by a number of factors including environment, terrain, personal driving habits and vehicle maintenance. Without proper maintenance, all that dirt and grit we talked about earlier will build up inside your engine causing friction, and friction is no friend of your engine. Friction is the enemy of engine performance and optimum fuel economy. Making sure that your engine always has clean oil in it will help to reduce friction, allowing your engine to run more efficiently with the best possible gas mileage.
5. Routine Oil Changes Help with Better Engine Performance
Over time, old oil breaks down due to exposure to heat. This causes it to loses its viscosity as well as its ability to lubricate the engine cylinder walls. Essentially, the dirtier the oil is, the harder it is to go where it needs to. That sludge begins to build up in areas blocking the flow to parts which need lubrication. Another function of oil is to draw heat from your parts of the engine. If they are saturated with sludge, these parts stay hotter longer. Ultimately the engine will run less efficiently as its performance is robbed of both gas mileage and horsepower.
Synthetic vs. Conventional
Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil, while synthetic motor oil is man-made using chemical compounds designed to feature the best aspects of crude oil. As a result, synthetic oil features fewer contaminants, which leads to a lower risk of engine sludge and buildup. As a result of being cleaner and more refined, synthetic motor oil will flow better (higher viscosity) regardless of the temperature of the engine.
As engines are built to increasingly tight internal tolerances, oils that can keep up with the heat and punishment inside a given motor become increasingly focused in terms of their formulation. Using the oil that was designed for your vehicle will provide the best protection, long-term, for your mechanical components. Our highly trained staff will match the right oil for your vehicle.
Conventional from $50
Drain old engine oil and refill with new Castrol GTX oil. Remove and replace engine oil filter with new FRAM filter. Perform a tire pressure check and adjustment. Reset maintenance light (if required). Affix next service reminder sticker to windshield.
Synthetic from $80
Drain old engine oil and refill with new Castrol Edge oil. Remove and replace engine oil filter with new FRAM filter. Perform a tire pressure check and adjustment. Reset maintenance light (if required). Affix next service reminder sticker to windshield.
We stock and have the ability to order various oil and filter brands, upon request. We will match the correct oil grade, specification, and quantity for your vehicle before we start. All oil changes are factory warranty approved.