Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their car’s make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.
Changing the Oil
An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Oil Change Services in Reedley, Clovis and Surrounding Areas.
The oil in your car is similar to the blood in your veins – it keeps all moving parts running smoothly. Regular oil changes are essential to the basic maintenance plan of any vehicle. Drop by the Cleary Automotive auto repair center for a quick oil change from one of our friendly and experienced auto repair specialists. Be proactive and prevent possible damages to your engine, make sure your car is properly maintained and that the oil is changed on a regular basis.
When is it Time for an Oil Change?
Don’t wait until the ‘check oil’ signal lights up on your dashboard. Cleary Automotive experts offer recommendations on the frequency for oil changes based on a few facts about mileage, driving habits, and the particulars of your vehicle. Drop in for a free estimate if you’re unsure whether your car is in need of an oil change. One of our helpful employees will be happy to answer your questions and concerns. In the meantime here are a few warning signs to look for:
- Strange and loud clanging noises
- Your car is eating up a lot of oil
- The emergency check engine light pops up
- The oil is dark and dense
- You don’t know when you last changed the oil