Engine Oil and Filter Change

Your engine is one of, if not the most essential component that makes your automobile work. From igniting fuel/air mix ignition, turning crankshaft rotation, moving forward motion to maintaining optimal performance; its role is essential. Proper care must be taken in maintaining full capacity of its performance to avoid expensive…

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Your engine is one of, if not the most essential component that makes your automobile work. From igniting fuel/air mix ignition, turning crankshaft rotation, moving forward motion to maintaining optimal performance; its role is essential. Proper care must be taken in maintaining full capacity of its performance to avoid expensive or potentially dangerous issues with your engine. If neglected your vehicle may suffer serious consequences.

Avoid Costly Engine Repairs With Proper Engine Maintenance

As soon as your engine oil drops below minimum levels, serious engine damage could occur. Furthermore, if the filter becomes restricted then its performance won’t reach its potential either. Regular changes of both conventional petroleum motor oil and synthetic motor oil (or both combined together) will save money in the long run and extend your car’s engine’s life span.

Engine Oil and Filter Change Services

A vehicle’s motor oil keeps its internal components lubricated, which helps reduce friction between the moving metal parts. It also cools them, removes contaminants from the engine and helps to form a seal between the pistons and the cylinder walls. Without fresh oil, the engine is exposed to extreme heat and wear that can lead to costly repairs. Getting regular oil changes is the easiest and most cost-effective way to prolong your car’s lifespan.

Oil Changes: What to Expect

While different cars and engines require different frequency of oil and filter changes, most vehicles should receive an oil change every six months or 5,000 miles (whichever comes first). This is a general guideline that’s meant to strike a balance between maximizing your oil life and keeping the engine running smoothly. It’s important to check your owner’s manual for a more accurate recommendation based on your specific driving conditions.

Oil Change Tips

Getting your oil changed on a regular basis will help prevent damage to your car’s engine, transmission, and other important components. Engines that do not have enough fresh oil run hotter and are more likely to suffer from a variety of issues including overheating, oil leaking, and engine failure.

If you do not have an oil change service centre near you, many automotive chains offer walk-in oil change services that are quick and easy. These centres typically have a pit where you drive over a drain and then one technician starts draining the old oil from the underside while another checks your engine and refills it with new, clean oil. They often upsell additional services such as air filters or transmission flushes and can be a good option if you’re in a rush.

Checking Your Oil

However, it is a good idea to check your oil yourself on a regular basis using the dipstick located in your engine bay. Pull the dipstick all the way out, wipe it clean with a cloth and then reinsert it fully. A healthy, high-quality oil should be smooth and clear. If your oil is sludgy, thick or opaque it’s time to schedule an appointment for an oil and filter change.

Free Safety Inspection Included With Each Oil Change

Aside from having your oil and filter changed, a maintenance visit to our shop can include a 16-point safety inspection. This is a great opportunity to inspect your battery, brake pads and tire tread depth, among other things. We can also replace your wiper blades, check the fluid levels in your radiator and cooling system, and perform a quick tire rotation. Stop by our La Mesa auto repair shop today.

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