Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe
Here's 3 technical reasons why you should regularly perform an Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe:
- Oil is subject to high temperatures and, as anti-oxidizing and anti-wear additives break down, sludge can form, making it difficult for oil to flow and squeeze itself between moving metal parts.
- Viscosity modifiers break down after exposure to high temperatures, making the oil thinner at high temps and less effective at separating metal parts sliding past one another.
- Metal, dirt, soot and other particulate buildup in oil —much of which is too small to get caught by the filter— which causes the fluid to become abrasive, significantly accelerating engine wear. Over time, detergents and dispersants that are meant to combat those small insolubles break down, and are unable to protect the engine.
The takeaway here is: Change Your Oil! Check your service manual, making sure you know your recommended oil change interval. Whatever you do, just realize how important that amber fluid is in your engine. It’s what keeps your car’s heart beating.
At DRIVE AutoCare, our oil change service includes a complete vehicle inspection, that's why we take nearly 90 minutes! Our goal is to provide you with information and guidance so your car will always perform within the manufacturer's specifications. If you are in need of additional repairs or maintenance, our Service Managers will take the time to explain whether these services are recommended immediately or they can be deferred until you next service interval.
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