Some people bring their cars in for oil changes well past the time that they are due. We can’t help but think that if everyone understood a bit more about exactly WHY the oil change is so important, they’d be more prone to prioritize it. Maybe it’s just not on your radar as to why oil changes are capstone, and if so, that’s ok. This blog is going to help you understand the importance and realize that they’re actually going to save you money!
We can start with the main idea: Oil changes are the easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your car and save yourself from breakdowns and repairs. Bottom line.
The Benefits of the Good Ole’ Oil Change
Oil changes….help engine performance. Oil helps the internal moving parts of your engine to stay lubricated. This allows for a smoother and quieter ride.
Oil changes….keep your engine clean! Dirt and debris can build up when oil gets old. This dirty goo in your oil can damage your engine just because it prohibits the oil from moving through it.
Oil changes….can increase your miles per gallon (MPG). By improving lubrication, new oil reduces friction that slows down your engine. This can help you get more out of your gas and decreases your frequency of visiting the pump!
Oil changes….create less harmful emissions. Fresh oil is less likely to burn and better able to absorb particles. This means you pollute less.
What Happens at the Oil Change
When you bring a vehicle into Crumpler’s Automotive for an oil change, we do more than just change the oil. We do the following at a minimum:
*Change the oil
*Inspect and replace the air filter
*Inspect the belts
*Inspect the hoses
*Check other fluid levels and top off
*Check the tire pressure and make sure the correct amount of air is in the tires
If anything seems wrong in the rest of the check, we will inform you and find out if you want the other repairs as well.
You should change your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. Premium oil can stretch this timeline out as well as synthetic oil. Oil rated below 10 weight has to be part synthetic, so that’s something to keep in mind as well. We will be able to tell you once we see your vehicle if you may be able to go 5,000 miles in between, or at least what a good plan will be for your particular vehicle.
When an engine has low oil it can’t operate at its peak. Something is leaking or causing the oil to burn off at a high rate. If you get your vehicle checked, we can take care of this before it’s occurred long enough to do major damage, so make sure to call us to get your vehicle in. And if you schedule an oil change between now and Christmas, we will take $5.00 off! So call us and get those vehicles in: (910) 483-2958
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Crumpler’s Automotive is located at 7611 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391