Oil and Oil Filter Service…………………………starting at 44.95 conventional/blend (5qt)
……………………….starting at 69.95 full synthetic (5qt)
Experts recommend changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle every 3 months or 3,000 miles for conventional or blend oil, every 5 months or 5,000 miles for full synthetic. It’s an essential way to maximize engine protection. Oil changes at intervals of 7,500 to 10,000 miles are proven to be too long an interval for even common driving conditions. Even in newer cars that are rated for 8,000+ miles, the manufacturers’ setting too long of intervals for oil changes has caused the vehicle owners problems with sludge build up and excessive wear and tear leading to permanent engine damage. Essentially, costing you a lot of money. It is your investment and you want to get every mile you can out of your investment. At Rick’s Service Center, our ASE Master Technicians use high-quality Valvoline oil and Napa Gold Oil Filters, promising you the best quality oil change service for your vehicle.
Motor oil or engine oil is various substances comprising base oils enhanced with additives, particularly anti-wear additive plus detergents, dispersants and, for multi-grade oils viscosity index improver. In addition to that, almost all lubricating oils contain corrosion and oxidation inhibitors. Motor oil is used for lubrication of internal combustion engines. The main function of motor oil is to reduce friction and wear on moving parts and to clean the engine from sludge (one of the functions of dispersants) and varnish (detergents). It also neutralizes acids that originate from fuel and from oxidation of the lubricant (detergents), improves sealing of piston rings, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts.
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 cars make and model. Most newer vehicles come with an oil change “reminder” system, telling owner when it is time for an oil change. However, because some manufacturers set this interval too high, the best practice is to seek the advice of you mechanic and follow his orders for intervals on oil changes.
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 5,000 miles before needing an oil change. An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but you would not have the benefit of our ASE Certified Master Technician to inspect the necessary components of your vehicle.
The “check engine oil” light could come on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil. A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, how do you know what type of oil? Weight of oil? Correct amount to add? What if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil? Odds are there may be a leak or another serious issue at hand and one of our ASE Certified Master Technicians should take a look at your car.