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THE BASICS BEHIND LUBE AND OIL CHANGE SERVICES 

Motor oil and lube changes are very important for keeping your engine functioning properly. Motor oil keeps your engine lubricated so there isn’t any excess friction or wear on moving parts. Oil cools down your engine, fights rust and corrosion, reduces engine noise, and works with the oil filter to remove contaminants from the engine. Oil is very important to your engine for helping it operate at optimum performance levels. When you drive your car, your engine becomes very hot, and heat makes oil break down. Broken down oil doesn’t move through your engine as well, which means the oil cannot do its job. Oil also cleans your engine as it flows around it. Dirty oil moves more slowly than clean oil and is not able to lubricate your engine correctly. In addition, the gritty particles in dirty oil can hinder its friction reduction abilities and increase wear on moving parts.


 

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE LUBE AND OIL CHANGE SERVICES PERFORMED?

Your engine needs motor oil to keep everything in proper working order, but old oil can break down, turn dirty, and harm your vehicle. During an oil change, our staff will change the oil filter, drain the dirty oil from your engine, and replace it with clean, new oil to keep your engine running smoothly. During a lube and oil change, our service staff will lubricate the chassis and the internal framework that holds your car together. By the time our staff finishes with your lube and oil change, your engine should be running smoothly, complete with a new oil filter, fresh oil, and a lubricated chassis. Changing your oil early and often will keep your engine running under optimal conditions. Contact us online or call us today to schedule your next oil change and lube service

DESCRIPTION OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs. Negligence is the most common and costly way to see money wasted on repairs that could have easily been prevented through regular service intervals. Depending on your vehicle’s manufacturer, avoiding preventive maintenance on certain parts and components has the potential to void warranty coverage. Car maintenance intervals have been designed to improve the reliability, durability, and resale value of your vehicle. Based upon your driving conditions, these service intervals may arrive sooner than you expect. For example, short commutes can actually hurt a vehicle because most engines thrive during long drives. Driving short commutes, experiencing stop-and-go traffic, and carrying heavy cargo are all aspects of severe driving. However, severe driving can also be reinforced by your environment. Hot or cold weather, mountainous or rough roads, and dusty or salty environments can all affect your vehicle. Because of these innumerable factors, adhering to a rigid service schedule can keep your vehicle operating at maximum efficiency for years to come.


 

BENEFITS OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Vehicle components and parts naturally wear out over time, and road hazards can negatively impact critical components. By adhering to the preventive maintenance schedule in your vehicle owner’s manual, you will help ensure that your vehicle always runs at optimal conditions. Depending upon the vehicle’s service interval mileage, our staff may inspect the function of your steering and suspension components, fluid filters, belts and hoses, brakes and axles, and more to help ensure that your vehicle functions efficiently. Our staff can look at the level of vital vehicle fluids. We are also able to review exterior and interior lights, examine windshield wiper blades, check batteries, inspect hinges and locks, determine level of ball joint wear, check transmission components, fix exhaust system components, and conduct both tire wear inspection and inflation checks. It is important to schedule preventive maintenance for these and other components to ensure they continue to work as intended. Remember that environmental conditions may affect your ideal preventive maintenance schedule. Depending upon your environment, you may need to seek more frequent inspections and replacements. Contact us today to learn more about recommended car maintenance service intervals for your vehicle.