Oil Change

Oil Change 1 | Auto-Spec

Oil changes are one of the most important services to keep your vehicle on the road. One of the quickest and easiest services you can do to care for your vehicle is an oil change. At our local auto repair shop, we have performed countless oil changes for our valued customers. Regularly performed oil changes ensure that your engine is not being forced to work overtime through dirty oil in order to run.

Every manufacturer has different recommendations as to how often and at what mileage you should have your oil change done. Check your owner’s manual for the exact mileage your car’s maker recommends, and don’t allow that mileage to pass without getting it done. Neglecting an oil change will result in causing stress and unnecessary wear on your engine, which could cause it to stop running well before its time. Replacing an entire engine is a very costly repair to make as a result of failing to regularly change the oil. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your next oil change. We have the process down to a science and can get you in and out quickly!

Oil Change 2 | Auto-Spec

As the oil moves through the various engine components it lubricates and cleans the deposits caused by an internal combustion. These deposits cause the oil to turn dark. Oil has detergents and additives that break down over time that is why we change oil. Infrequent oil changes accelerate wear on the bearings, lifters and rings and other internal parts. A good analogy would be washing clothes. If your clothes are dirty and you don’t add enough detergent to the wash then your clothes don’t come out clean, and are likely to have residual stains if not laundered properly.

Your vehicle’s engine is the most expensive part of the whole car, so taking care of it is fundamental. And the most important part of preserving the engine is changing oil, which must be performed on schedule, using high-quality oil of the proper viscosity. That part is easy. The more complicated part is determining what constitutes “on schedule,” and selecting the right oil. Many manufacturers have recommended oil changes every 3000-5000 miles for many years. With recent model years, some new vehicle manufacturers are recommending oil change intervals only every 5,000, 7,500, or even every 10,000 miles, for their newest models.

Fortunately, motor oil manufacturers have responded to this trend by offering “High Endurance” motor oils. So, if you’re going to stick to the new longer schedules that your manufacturer might recommend for your new car, make sure your oil is up to the task by selecting a motor oil that fits the manufacturer’s recommendations as well as your personal driving habits. Skipping those simple, inexpensive oil changes can lead to very costly auto repairs as old oil produces a thick sludge that builds up on the inside of your engine, preventing all the moving parts from working properly, reducing fuel economy and shortening the lifespan of your engine, especially in the Texas heat.

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