Oil Change Near Jacksonville, FL
Every oil change shop should be able to perform a drain and fill as well as verify the correct weight of your oils for optimal performance. The average interval for an oil change in Jacksonville is 5,000 miles or 6 months. Oil changes should be done at the same time for any car, regardless of make or model. There are multiple types oils used on diesel and gasoline engines but they all require a specific type to survive in their environment which will vary from person-to-person as well as vehicle manufacturer specifications so pay close attention before you take your ride into an oil change place!
When you go for an oil change, the technician will:
- Change the vehicle motor oil and used the recommended type of oil as a replacement.
- Replace and dispose of properly the vehicles used oil filter.
- Inspect all other filters (cabin filter, air filter etc.)
- Top up other important fluids.
- The technician will change the oil, dispose of used oil properly, and recycle old filters
- They will also inspect other important fluids like the cabin filter, air filter etc.
- The technician will check the oil, dispose of the old filter, and replace all other filters.
- They will also top up other important fluids.
- The technician will change the oil, dispose of used oil properly, and recycle old filters, top up important fluids, and check all other filters.
Why oil is important?
Spark plugs are one of the most important parts on any automobile. They play a big role in your car's performance and fuel efficiency. Today's spark plugs are the result of decades of research and use advanced materials that help it to run more efficiently while lasting up to 100,000 miles. Not changing your car's spark plugs will cause them to wear out and malfunction. A badly worn set of spark plugs will cause lower fuel mileage, stalling, and misfires.
Replacing your car's spark plugs will require an engine tune up done by professional technicians. They will need to remove the old plugs so they can be replaced with new ones. This requires a full check of your car's engine.
What causes the Oil breakdown?
Oil becomes less effective due it being exposed constantly both externally through exposure such as heat & humidity while also having an intimate relationship with air which results in thickening up from Summersaults kicking off full throttle acceleration sessions followed immediately afterwards by Winter wrenching deep-snow driving adventures where you need chains to get from A to B!
How to check your oil yourself.
- Park the car in a level area
- Wait until engine has cooled down and settled in the engine
- Remove dipstick, wipe on old cloth or paper towel, reinsert
- Check oil mark against dipstick for minimum/maximum safe oil filling levels.
-> If it is white and creamy, you have moisture in the engine and should be changed as quickly as possible, it can be a sign of other problems also.
-> Add any oil as required unscrewing ‘Engine Oil’ cap at top of engine with words ‘Engine Oil’ written on it.
-> After some time recheck your oil level against your dipstick to check correct amout added was calculated correctly.
- Screw in ‘Engine Oil’ cap to make sure you have fastened it tightly.
-> Schedule your oil change by checking when was last time since your previous oil change or top up?
-> It is recommended to change your oil and filter every 3000 miles to keep engine running at peak performance.
Give us a call and let us save you time and get your oil changed while you wait at home.