Oil Change Service

If you want to extend the life of your car and enhance its performance, you will prioritize regular maintenance. Fortunately, one simple but significant task exists that can keep your vehicle’s engine healthy and happy for miles–the oil change.

What Can I Expect from a Beachside Oil Change?

Our experienced, specially-trained technicians will perform the following duties during a routine oil change:

  • Check oil quality and level- Before anything else, the mechanic will examine the oil and surrounding area, noting its condition. This initial phase allows us to adequately estimate the health of your engine.
  • Drain the oil – Our mechanic will drain the old dirty oil, making room for clean lubricant.
  • Replace the oil – After draining old oil, the technician will fill it with high-quality synthetic, standard, or synthetic blend oil. If you don’t know which type works best with your model, our staff (in conjunction with the owner’s manual) will provide guidance.
  • Check filter – The oil filter keeps contaminates from reaching the engine, an essential part of keeping the area clean and functioning properly. If it needs replacing, we can do the job then and there.

How Often Should I Have the Oil Changed?

The answer to this question might vary depending on who you ask. Though some experts recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, others believe high-quality synthetic oil can sustain an engine for 6,000 miles before it needs to be replaced. For questions about your model, the best information will come from the owner’s manual, since it considers all your model’s unique qualities.

In addition to the manual, driving habits and environment can affect how long oil stays protective. For example, suburban driving and stop-and-go traffic can wear out lubricant and engine components more quickly, meaning you could need more frequent oil changes than other drivers. Also, extreme temperatures (especially heat) cause oil to degrade quicker, since the environment in which the engine exists is already vulnerable to friction and high heat. So if you live in a warmer climate, this should be a consideration.

Final Thoughts

No matter how you drive, time and use will break down the oil (it actually turns to jelly as debris and caustic material build up in the filter). Once this thick, dirty oil takes hold, it will struggle to coat all engine parts, causing them to wear out and fail. If you want to ensure your engine never experiences this stress, consider being more liberal with oil changes.

When it’s time for a lube, oil or filter change, take your vehicle to either one of Beachside Tire & Auto Repair’s convenient locations – Hilton Head, SC 843-474-6745 or Bluffton, SC 843-474-6739!