Certain services are necessary as part of routine servicing of all vehicles. No matter the brand or model you drive, an oil change is the most important routine maintenance your car needs. According to most manufacturers, oil and filter changes should happen about every 3,000 miles. Some newer vehicles can wait up to 5,000 miles.
At any servicing, the technician performs an oil change first to ensure the vehicle’s lifeblood is clean and ready to perform. New oil is thick and nearly clear-colored. It provides lubrication to the engine’s valves, pistons, and other moving parts. Resistance to heat is another quality of new oil. As the engine parts move and work, heat builds up and damages all parts of the engine. Keeping clean oil at the proper level helps the engine perform at its peak every time you drive. You will enjoy better fuel efficiency and a smoother ride.
When performing an oil change, owners often wonder whether or not to use additives along with the manufacturer recommended motor oil. This is a very good question, and it depends on the driver and the vehicle. While motor oil is specially formulated, additives can lend certain additional qualities to help stop wear of engine parts or to provide better heat resistance. This can be helpful, but a driver should fully research any additive before using it.
Doral's Auto Repair provides oil changes along with many other routine services for San Leandro and surrounding areas. Call or stop by today to schedule an appointment.