To protect your engine from damage, there’s no better place to start than with a regular oil change. Your car depends on new oil and oil filters to keep it running efficiently. Proper oil maintenance will extend the life of your vehicle. Generally it is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first (Follow your owner’s manual recommendations). Even if you do not drive often, the engine oil needs to be replaced. Contaminants are whipped into the oil as it runs through your engine. Neglected oil will eventually turn these contaminants into sludge. Sludge will cause engine failure.
Motor oil plays a vital part of the engine. Consider it the blood of the engine. It is imperative that your engine oil is kept full and clean of fragments. Your oil lubricates essential engine components. Moving parts create rubbing, and over time that rubbing wears the parts down. Oil, or a synthetic lube, could lessen the damage from the heat by those moving components. Regular oil changes help keep damaging sludge from piling up in your engine. As oil ages, it absorbs water, dust, and dirt particles to help protect your engine. However, it eventually breaks down and can become so full of gunk that it can’t absorb any more. When oil becomes the consistency of “sludge,” it can cause corrosion and decrease the life of your engine.
During our multi-faceted Oil Change service, all of the engine’s oil as well as the oil filter is replaced. Vital under hood fluids are checked and replenished to the recommended level (excluding brake fluid). Our expert technicians will also check your engine’s air filter, adjust your tires to the recommended pressure, reset your maintenance indicator light, and provide you with a “next service” sticker.
Don’t leave your oil changes to just any auto shop. At Koester, we pride ourselves on providing top quality oil changes and oil filter replacements at unbeatable prices.
Koester Automotive and Collision Center is a full-service auto repair shop providing expert automobile services for foreign & domestic cars