Oil Change Service
No matter what car you drive, you should bring your vehicle relatively frequently for an oil change. The frequency of which your vehicle should get an oil change can be found in your car’s maintenance schedule. The oil in your vehicle helps lubricate your engine’s many moving parts, but that oil breaks down over time, collecting dirt, dust and debris from your engine and the environment, so it is important to get an oil change as per the automaker’s recommendation.
How often should I come in for an oil change service?
We know that Conyers residents want to take good care of their cars, and a crucial way to do that is to get a regular oil change. Most cars can go up to 5,000 miles without needing an oil change. Although older vehicles may need an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles, the changes in modern engine design and manufacturing has created the need for better-quality oil, which has a longer life expectancy.
The type of engine oil, the age and make of your vehicle and driving habits dictate when to change engine oil. Ford Motor Company recommends that drivers with typical driving habits who own 2008 and newer models should come in for an oil change every six months or 7,500 miles (whichever comes first), and those with 2007 and older models get their oil changed every 5,000 miles or six months. Drivers with less typical driving habits (like frequent off-road driving or driving in dusty conditions, towing or carrying heavy loads, excessive idling or driving at low speeds for long distances) should change engine oil every 5,000 miles or six months for vehicles 2008 and newer, and every 3,000 miles or three months for cars 2007 and older.
How do I know if my vehicle needs an oil change?
While following the recommendations above is a good guide to how often you should come in for an oil change service, there are several signs that your vehicle needs an immediate oil change. These include:
- Ticking sounds when starting.
Your vehicle’s engine immediately begins circulating oil when you start your vehicle. If the motor oil has an improper texture, this task may take more time and effort than it should.
- Excess vehicle exhaust.
If you see what looks like smoke trailing out of your vehicle, this probably means your motor oil has become too old to function properly, and your car needs an oil change.
- More mileage than usual.
If you have recently gone on a long-distance business trip, you can anticipate to bring your vehicle in for an oil change sooner than usual.
- Burnt oil smell.
This usually means your vehicle is low on oil, which can cause the engine to overheat.
- Increased engine noise.
Motor oil lubricates your engine so that all the parts work together smoothly. When the oil becomes thin, old, or poorly textured, you might hear the issue every time you drive.
If you are experiencing one or more of these issues and are in Conyers or surrounding areas, you can bring your car to Auto Tech Service Center for an oil change service.
Your Trusted Shop for Oil Change Service
Oil changes are affordability and do not take much time to get done. When the time comes to bring your car in for an oil change, look no further than Auto Tech Service Center in Conyers. We’ve been servicing cars since 1990 and offer a cost-effective and efficient service for your vehicle, every time. Our highly skilled technicians will analyze the make, model and year of your car and will recommend the appropriate oil type for your vehicle. We pride ourselves in being very transparent with our services and will never recommend something that is not absolutely necessary for your vehicle. Here are some of our guiding principles:
- We exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in the shop’s possession.
- We are dedicated to customer satisfaction.
- We cover Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles.
If you are in Conyers or surrounding areas, bring your car to Auto Tech Service Center today. Schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 770-922-1480.