Ever wonder the importance of an oil change?
oil change and lube services?
The basics of an oil change
Old oil is drained out of your vehicle from the bottom of the car. Once it’s completely removed, the oil change can begin. In some cases, a type of detergent is flushed through the system to wash away any buildups or residue. In most situations, however, new oil is simply poured into the engine oil reservoir. Once your car is started and the oil does its job, you’re good for another 3-5k miles until it needs to be changed again.
Types of oils and filters
Synthetic oils are designed with special chemicals to reduce viscosity breakdown at high heat, keep the engine clean and remove existing buildups. Different oils also have different viscosity (weights), which make them better for particular engine types.
Along with oil, it’s also important to pay attention to the oil filter in your car and ensure it’s changed routinely as well. The filter keeps contaminants out of the oil supply, so they can’t create friction or wear.
Don’t neglect your oil changes!
Contact Hi-Tech Auto Repair to schedule an oil change if you’re approaching 3-5k miles since your last one.
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