Why do you need to change your Oil and Oil Filter?
The oil protects your Engine; it keeps the parts lubricated to prevent friction as they move and in conjunction with the filter it removes contaminants from the Engine. Over time the oil starts to turn to Jelly and this sludge starts to clog up the oil passages and prevents it from reaching some areas of the engine. This leads to your engine wearing prematurely and expensive repairs.
How often should you change your Oil and Filter?
Every car is different. The owner’s manual will have a recommendation for how many miles you should drive between oil changes. If you do not drive many miles you should refer to the manuals time recommendation for the number of months between oil changes. Detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time so even if you are not driving on a regular basis you will still need to change your oil and filter.
How you drive will also impact how long you can go between oil changes. Again, refer to your owner’s manual, there will probably be a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle and therefore speed up the deterioration of your oil. Everybody who drives is Huntington Beach is all to familiar with the stop and go driving we are forced to do during heavy traffic, this is on the list! Other things that cause your oil to prematurely age are driving in very hot or very cold weather, excessive vehicle weight and towing.
While this may sound like a very complicated process most modern cars have oil life calculators that will tell you when you need to change your oil. But if you have any doubts bring your car into Expertec Automotive and one of our service advisors can help you out.
Oil Change Frequently Asked Questions
How long does an oil change take?
An oil change at Expertec Automotive takes about an hour, including our complementary inspection.
Do I need an appointment to get my oil changed?
Appointments are not necessary but are recommended to avoid having to wait for us to start working on your car.
What does an oil change cost?
An oil change at Expertec Automotive includes changing the oil (up to 5qts, specialty oil extra) and replacing the oil filter. We also carry out a 36 point complimentary inspection of your vehicle, check all your fluid levels, check the air pressure in your tires, check your brakes and if requested rotate your tires.
Why choose Expertec Automotive for you Oil and Filter change?
At Expertec Automotive it’s our mission to make sure that your car performs at optimal performance and the oil and filter plays a key part of this. When you bring your car in for an Oil Change we will not only change the Oil (up to 5 Qts.) and replace your oil filter but, we also carry out a 36 point complimentary inspection of your vehicle, check all your fluid levels, check the air pressure in your tires, check your brakes and if requested rotate your tires, all to make sure your car is in tip top condition.
As a AAA approved auto shop you can rest assured that your Oil change will be carried out quickly and efficiently at Expertec Automotive. Call us today at (714) 848-9222 to schedule an appointment.