Oil Changes and Service Repairs
Oil changes are one of the most critical parts of auto maintenance. Oil changes make sure that your car runs smoother, stays cooler, and minimizes wear between parts. They also help maintain your car’s fuel economy. By eliminating wear, rust, and corrosion, oil changes can protect your engine. It is recommended that you get your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles to maintain your vehicle’s health.
Make sure you have the following engine-related services done regularly:
- Oil change
- Oil filter, air filter, and fuel filter change
- Check the PCV valve for proper operation
- Check the spark plugs and spark plug wires
- Fully synthetic oil available when required
Different Types of Oil
- Conventional – If your car isn’t experiencing severe driving conditions like dirt roads, towing heavy loads, and extreme weather, then a traditional oil change is a low-cost option for vehicles. It provides excellent protection, performance, and sludge fortification.
- High Mileage – This type of oil is great for vehicles with over 75,000 miles that need a little extra care to run smoother, and longer by reducing oil burn-off, and oil leaks. High mileage oil aids in replenishing worn or leaky seals, and restore lost compression.
- Synthetic Blend – The blend is the perfect balance of protection and performance that conventional oil cannot provide, especially under harsh conditions. Synthetic offers better fuel economy, cleaning, and protection against temperature extremes.
- Full Synthetic – For the highest levels of protection, fuel economy, and performance, full synthetic oil is the best option available. It has become more popular among vehicle manufacturers because of its maximum benefits.
Oil Changes and Service Tips for Vehicle Owners
• Although most vehicles produced today have monitors programmed inside, car owners should perform a physical check to ensure that everything is working well under the hood. A maintenance check-up should be conducted once a month in case there’s an unforeseen leak lowering the amount of oil or needs to be topped off.
• Pay attention to the color of the oil during your maintenance. If the color is on the lighter side, then coolant may be dripping into the engine. It should be close to a brown or black shade if everything is in the correct condition. Always check the owner’s manual for further information.