Routine oil changes protect your engine by keeping mechanical components lubricated to prevent wear and heat build-up due to friction. Visit your local Car-X Tire and Auto location to have your oil changed according to your owner’s manual.
- Filter changed
- Oil removed and replaced (Conventional or Synthetic Oil)
- Suspension points greased
- Fluids and safety items checked
- Air in tires
- Visual tire inspection
- Less Emissions
- Maintains The Manufacturer’s Warranty on Your Vehicle
- Improved Gas Mileage
- Extended Engine Life
Understanding the importance of an oil change…
Most vehicles need an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles. Go too long between oil changes and your oil turns to sludge. Metal scrapes metal, causing increased friction and elevating your engine’s operating temperature.
Some newer vehicles have an oil life monitoring system and message center that tells you when it’s time to change the oil. Refer to your owner’s manual for more information on the maximum recommended number of miles or months between oil changes.
Conventional or Synthetic Oil?…
Today’s full synthetic and semi-synthetic blends are great for tough conditions such as stop-and-go driving, frequent trips, and towing. For engine fills and top-offs, they are considered equivalent or superior to conventional oil. Many newer car and truck models specify synthetic oil.
Differences Between Conventional and Synthetic Motor Oil
Conventional motor oil contains minute amounts of wax, sulfur, and asphaltic material, which are by-products of its manufacturing process. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, because it is chemically produced, has none of these contaminants. Another difference between the two is that synthetic motor oils will flow at much lower temperatures making it preferable in harsh winter conditions. At these same low temperatures conventional motor oil would freeze. Being more consistent in size and shape, the molecules of synthetic motor oils better withstand extreme temperatures; hence it will take longer to break down under extreme heat than conventional motor oils. Synthetic motor oils have very low viscosity ratings and in some cases have been known to flow up to seven times faster than conventional motor oils. This comes in handy at engine start up time, as that is when the most engine wear is likely to occur. Click here to learn more about the differences between Conventional & Synthetic Oil.
Car-X Tire & Auto recommends you consult your owner’s manual for oil specifications and a maintenance schedule. Or, speak to your Car-X Man about the best brand and grade for your car or truck and type of driving.
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