Oil Change : This is a critical preventive maintenance item on your automobile that can not be ignored. Engine oil is the most abused fluid on the entire vehicle. Explosions from the gasoline combined with extreme temperatures and lots of moving metal parts inside the engine absolutely play havoc on the engine oil breaking it down. Lack of oil changes cause the engine oil to turn into sludge and put oil sludge and deposits all over the engine clogging up the necessary oil passages , oil drains and the oil sump. Ignoring an oil change can kill an engine in as little as 25k miles.
A proper oil change means using the recommended engine oil by the auto manufacturer. Specific codes are applied to the engine oil that must be met or exceeded to ensure the oil is correct for the engine. The engine oil filter also must be changed at the same time the engine oil is. This procedure is topped off with a oil change sticker to inform you when the next service is due and or a oil minder reset procedure to remove the light or message of the vehicle informing the driver of an oil change service being due.
As an auto mechanic performs the oil change, this should be the time for the vehicle to be inspected for other items that may be needed. The mechanic should look over the engine for leaks, the belts for cracks, the air filter and tune-up as well as hoses, brakes, tires and any other problems that may be protruding. Guy’s Automotive checks over your vehicle during every oil change to ensure that all is well on your car, truck, van or suv. A simple oil change appointment can help prevent most common breakdowns as well as inform you of other preventive maintenance items you may need. Set up an appointment today to get an oil change at Guy’s Automotive.