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Motor Oil and premium filters

Motor Oil, Filters, and Lube Service

Conventional, Semi-Blend, and Synthetic Motor Oil and premium Oil Filters.

Everyone knows that a vehicle needs regular Oil Changes, because Oil is a very important fluid to every automobile. Next to having the gas necessary to run your vehicle, Oil Changes are the most important preventative maintenance service to keep your vehicle running. Engine Oil is one of the most important determinants in the durability of an engine. It performs many essential functions for the vehicle including but not limited to lubricating engine parts and preventing undue wear and tear, reduces friction created by heat and contact among the various engine components, protects against corrosion and keeps engine parts clean, minimizing combustion chamber deposits, cool engine parts during operation to prevent overheating, forms a tight seal between piston rings and the cylinder walls, resists foaming, aid in fuel economy, and permits easy starting. When Oil isn't changed often enough, carbon and varnish buildup and damage the engine.

When the engine is at rest, the motor oil rests in the crankcase, a pan bolted to the bottom fo the engine block. When the engine starts the oil pump feeds oil from the pan to the oil distribution system, a network of passages, tubes, grooves, and holes leading to the engine bearings and other surfaces that receive a large volume of pressurized oil for lubrication. Other parts receive oil through splash or spray, like the ovrehead valve system with receives a carefully controlled quantity of non-pressurized oil for lubrication.

Conventional Oil Changes are the lowest cost oil changes available, and designed for vehicles that aren't often in severe driving conditions and rarely encounter towing heavy loads, don't use dirt roadways, and aren't planning a cross-country roadtrip. Conventional Motor Oil offers basic protection and sludge protection. Conventional Oil changes last on average 3,000 miles before service is due, starting at only $19.99 on qualifying vehicles.

High Mileage Oil Changes are recommended for older vehicles that have done an extensive amount of driving and have accrued more than 75,000 miles. A high mileage oil mixture restores lost compression and reduces oil consumption. Superior to a conventional oil change, the high-mileage service lasts between 5,000-8,000 miles between services. Help keep your engine running better and longer by reducing oil leaks.

Refer to your Owner's Manual for Motor Oil needs. Learn about Diesel Oil Changes.

Synthetic Blend, or Semi-Blend Oil Changes offer better protection against sludge and superior performance to the Conventional Oil Change. It often results in better fuel economy and protects the vehicle in extreme weather temperatures. Protection and performance are not as strong as with a full-synthetic oil change, but also doesn't have the same high cost. Semi-blend oil service lasts longer than a conventional oil change at 3,000-5,000 miles between service. Starting at only $29.99 for most makes and models.

The Synthetic Oil Change is the most expensive option, and is often necessary for many newer and import vehicles on the market. This premium Synthetic Motor Oil is specially formulated and offers the best protection and performance for vehicles, gets the best fuel economy of any Oil Change avialable and also protects the vehicle from extreme temperatures, not requiring another Oil Change for up to 5,000 miles. Synthetic Oil Changes last between 6,000-8,000 miles per service, service starts at only $59.99 on most makes and models.

Not all oil filters are the same, which is why we replace your existing filter with a Premium Oil Filter built with the highest-quality materials to guarantee consistent oil filtration for both synthetic and conventional oil engines. We use premium oil filters that outperform economy oil filters when it comes to efficiency and capacity. These oil filters reduce engine wear and helps promote longer engine life.

I KNOW MY ENGINE NEEDS OIL, BUT WHAT IS MOTOR OIL?

Motor Oil contains two basic components: base stocks and additives. Base stocks are responsible for lubricating internal moving parts, removes heat, and seals piston rings: which is why it comprises the largest portion of motor oil. There are three base stocks that Engine Oil is composed of: Petroleum, chemically synthesized materials, or a combination of synthetics and petroleum known as Para-synthetic.

Petroleum base stock molecules are long carbon chains that are sensitive to the stress of heat and will "boil off" at relatively low temperatures. Engine operating temperatures will break down these molecule chains and eventually change the viscosity of the oil. Synthetic base stock molecules are uniformly shaped which helps them to be more resistent to heat, with a low "boil off" rate that keeps the oil's viscosity intact. This contributes to why Synthetic Oil Changes last longer than conventional.

There are have dramatic changes to the quality of Automotive Motor Oil in the last thirty years. New demands on lubricants in modern engine designs calls for different requirements of motor oil. These variations are what have created the different classification ratings and viscosity grade the oil receives from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) over the past 75 years.

Viscosity is the single most important property of an oil and refers to teh oil's resistance to flow. The viscosity of engine oil varies with changes in temperature, thinner when hot and thicker when cold. An oil must flow at cold temperatures to lubricate internal moving parts upon starting the engine, but it must also remain "thick" enough to protect the engine at high operating temperatures. When an oil is used at a variety of temperatures. Viscosity does not indicate the actual viscosity of the oil in high-and-low temperature extremes, but represents the rate of viscosity change with temperature change. The higher the Viscosity Index, the smaller the viscosity change and the better the oil protects the engine. This provides hte insight into an oil's ability to perform at high and low temperatures.

Additives are the various chemicals that provide anti-wear, anti-foam, corrosion protection, acid neutralization, viscosity maintenance, detergency and dispersancy properties to the motor oil. Additives help modern motor oils to meet the increasing demands of today's high-tech engines. The quality of additives varies widely through the industry options from bare minimum to exceptionally high quality.

I'VE HEARD DIFFERENT THINGS, HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY OIL?

When it comes to Oil Changes, the best rule of thumb is to have your oil and oil filter changed every 3,000 miles or according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommended service intervals. It's also important to understand that different oils require different oil change intervals and you should consult with your manual or technician about your specific vehicle's oil needs. For instance, Conventional (non-synthetic) oil chould be changed every 3,000 miles. On the other hand, Semi-Synthetic and Synthetic Oils can have longer recommended service intervals.

If you are changing your vehicle over to Synthetic Oils, they typically cost more than Convention Oils and Oil Change Services, and that a better grade Oil Filter should also be used to be sure that the filter provides the longer life to match the Oil.

If you are in doubt about when and how often to change your oil, we would be more than happy to provide your manufacturer's recommended service interval and help you decide if the longer service intervals with Synthetic Oil will help save you money on regular service. Call us today to Book your next Service Appointment.

I CHANGE MY OIL REGULARLY, BUT MY CHECK OIL LIGHT CAME ON. HOW CAN THIS BE?

If you've had your car in for an oil change before the oil indicator light came on, chances are that the oil level has been low on recent oil changes but was never checked before draining, keeping it from being noticed. First off, you need to understand that oil consumption between Oil Change Services is pretty normal; with exception to new cars. Small amounts of oil are expected to be burnt and exit the vehicle through the exhaust system and tailpipe.

Your vehicle may have also developed oil leaks even though you dont' necessarily see any drops on the ground where you park. Small leaks often leave stains on the engine, but the engine heat causes the leaking oil to be burnt off as you drive. This can best be diagnosed with a thorough inspection of the engine compartment and oil system.

If you've already experienced this condition of having low oil condition between oil changes, you should make it a habit to check your Oil Dipstick on a regular basis - every month is a great place to start! Remember that Oil is the lifeblood of your engine so taking a couple of minutes once a month to check the Dipstick is far less costly than replacing the motor of your vehicle.