Services

Oil and Lube

An oil change sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally, petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.

That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule, to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

Also how you drive can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in LONG BEACH, short trips to Wilmington, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in CA have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your ExperTec Automotive service advisor about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.

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National Warranty

The Independent Service Center warrants the repairs and services performed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 36 months, or 36,000 miles of use, whichever comes first. Odometer reading and date of original repair will be used to determine eligibility. Independent Service Centers may stock different brands of merchandise by location. Each participating outlet has the right to replace a covered part with a like part of equal value. After 36 months or 36,000 miles, participating Service Centers will honor the manufacturer's written warranty on parts replacement (labor excluded) and the manufacturer's written policy will govern product replacement. The original invoice must be presented for the claim and must clearly bear the Protection Plus logo. You MUST keep a copy of the original receipt for the warranty to be valid.