Oil is what keeps your engine lubricated and running smoothly. Maintaining the condition of your oil is vital to avoiding headaches, breakdowns, and expensive repairs. Not only do you need to keep an eye on your oil condition, but also the condition of the parts around it. There’s a complex system of parts and gaskets that keep your oil flowing inside your engine, and with wear and tear comes eventual issues.
Oil changes are one of the many factors that go into keeping your car in good working condition. If you don’t maintain oil changes according to the vehicle manufacturer, you run the risk of voiding the vehicle warranty.
There are three main types of oil: conventional, synthetic, and synthetic blend. Conventional oil is refined crude oil that has been pumped from the ground. Synthetic oil is manufactured artificially from chemical compounds with the goal of mimicking the best properties of natural oil. Synthetic blend uses a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils for added resistance to oxidation.
The type of oil that needs to be used in your car will be noted in your owner’s manual. It will depend on what kind of car, and how often you drive.
Have any of the above symptoms? Luckily our experienced technicians at any of our three locations are here to help. Bring your car into our shops in Coeur d’Alene, Rathdrum, and Hayden so your vehicle can spend more time on the road instead of in the shop.
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