If you have not already done so, you should check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to see how often you need to change your oil. Regular oil changes are the most important part of vehicular maintenance, and the easiest to get done.
If you are due – or overdue – for your next oil change, just bring your vehicle to Auto Pro of Shelby Township, MI. We are your oil change experts in the Rocky Mount area, and we want to keep your car, truck or SUV running right.
Full Range of Services
In addition to routine oil changes, we provide a full range of maintenance services for area drivers, From lubricating your chassis to giving you a brand new filter, we do what it takes to protect your engine and extend the life of your vehicle.
We can also let you know if you need to change your oil more frequently. Certain types of hard driving, including city driving, stop-and-go driving, trailer pulling and driving in mountainous terrain, can all put extra strain on your engine, and that could mean more frequent oil changes will be necessary.
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
Most drivers in the Shelby Township area should change their oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. As previously indicated, certain types of driving may require more frequent oil changes – just check with us for a recommended oil change schedule.
It is important to use the right type of oil as well, so ask your technician for their recommendations
. You can also check your owner’s manual for the recommended oil weight. Keep in mind, however, that driving in cold climates may change the type of oil you need. For instance, you may need a 5W30 oil when the temperatures drop below zero, even if you typically use 10W30 oil at all other times.
Change Your Filter Too
The filter performs a vital role in protecting your engine, and it needs to be changed every time you get your oil changed. The standard oil filter is constructed of several components, including a high-strength steel housing for added strength.
The oil filter also includes a filtering media, designed to trap dirt, debris and other contaminants. In addition, the filter also contains a valve that stops the oil from draining out while the engine is turned off.
Oil filters are designed for easy installation, making changing it relatively easy. No matter what you drive, the oil filter has an important job to do, and over time it can become restricted and clogged. That reduces the efficiency of the filter, and in extreme cases, it could put your engine at risk.
Maintenance Tips for a Longer Engine Life
You spent a great deal of money on the vehicle you drive, and lots of time picking it out. Now that you have your set of wheels, you want to make it last as long as possible. Here are some timely maintenance tips to squeeze more life out of your vehicle and its engine.
- Refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended maintenance intervals for oil changes and other services
- Bring your vehicle to the service center for its oil changes. Changing your engine oil and filter should not be a DIY operation
- Failing to change the oil regularly could have serious consequences. Left too long, the oil will turn to jelly, literally transforming into petroleum jelly. As sludge clogs up the filter and engine, the protective qualities are lost, and that could result in an untimely breakdown and a big repair bill.
If you want your engine to last as long as possible, you need to care for it the right way. That means changing the oil and filter at the recommended intervals, and we can help you do just that. Just bring your vehicle to us for the preventative maintenance you need, so you stay on schedule and your vehicle stays on the road.
Auto Pro Shelby Township
4775 25 Mile Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48316