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Maintenance: Oil Change

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Changing your car's oil at regular intervals isn't just a good idea -- it's a vital part of keeping your car's engine running properly. The purpose of engine oil is to keep the internal parts of your car's engine lubricated and cool. It keeps the moving parts from grinding against each other causing wear and damage.

Without frequent oil changes, dirt and sludge can build up in the engine, and old, dirty oil won't lubricate the moving parts as well as new, fresh oil will. Dirty oil leads to serious damage, and if things get bad enough, there may be an engine replacement in your future.

Fortunately, changing your oil is a simple and relatively inexpensive procedure. Depending on what kind of vehicle you have, you can get your oil changed at a lube shop or dealership every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

  • Conventional Oil is created from refined crude oil. It's the least expensive option and works just fine in most everyday vehicles.
  • Synthetic blend oils are made in a laboratory and are often designed for older and "high performance" engines. They're more expensive and offer longer life and lubrication. As the name indicates, synthetic oil is mixed with mineral oil to some degree.
  • Fully synthetic oils contain no mineral oils. They're often used in industrial applications, and have incredibly high longevity. They tend to be the most expensive oils available.

Different Makes & Models require different types of oil, however for the most part it does depend on where you live and the weather of your region. If you are in a hotter climate, it's recommended to use a thicker oil to prevent the oil from getting too hot and burning out. If your in a colder region it's best to use a thinner oil that will not get too thick and lock up the engine or prevent it from starting. in a climate where it varies from hot to cold we usually reccommend a mixture that does best in both types of climates, like 5w30 for example.