Your vehicle is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important investments you’ll ever make. With preventative maintenance, you can keep it running smoothly and avoid potential engine damage along with costly repairs. One of the most essential elements to proper vehicle maintenance is getting your oil and filter changed on a regular basis. At Louisville Automotive Shop, we know exactly what kind of oil your car needs whether it’s a European or Asian import or a US domestic vehicle.
The Basics of an Oil Change
Your engine is a complex series of moving parts that all work together to make your vehicle move. Those parts rely on oil to keep everything lubricated, preventing friction and overheating. As you drive, the oil can begin to accumulate sludge and debris, which can clog your engine or cause serious damage. While the filter helps to catch most of the fine debris, if the oil gets too dirty, it can get backlogged, causing your engine to misfire and even possibly break down. While every car has a different schedule for oil changes, it should at least be changed at around three months or every 3,000 miles. We’ll check your specific manufacturer’s recommendation to ensure that your oil and filter is being changed at the correct intervals to keep your car running smoothly.
Types of Oil
There are two basic types of motor oil: synthetic and conventional. Depending on the type of car you drive, you may need to use one versus the other. The ASE Certified technicians at Louisville Automotive Shop know exactly how to determine which oil your vehicle needs. We’ll identify the correct motor oil so you don’t need to worry about it. Some manufacturers may suggest different viscosities for the oil in your engine which is based on a few different factors, mostly temperature, and operating conditions. It’s imperative that you use the correct oil so your car runs safely and correctly.
Don’t leave the fate of your engine to chance. Bring it to use for regular preventative maintenance that can save you tons of time and money in the long run. With the right care, your car should last for a very long time, and an oil and filter change is a huge part of that equation.
Come and visit our professional staff at Louisville Automotive Shop in Louisville, KY, or give us a call to schedule an appointment today!