Oil Change & Engine Lubrication Service in Frederick, MD
Quality Oil Changes in Frederick, Maryland
Regular changing of your cars engine oil and oil filter is the most important maintenance item you can perform to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine. When you have your oil changed at Carriage House Automotive an oil change will include more than just draining out the oil and refilling it. We make sure we are using the proper oil for your vehicle and install a quality oil filter that is right for your car. The service light will be reset (where possible) and the service indicator system checked for any other needed services. Then the car gets a comprehensive safety inspection making sure all of the other fluids are topped off and in good condition. Brakes are checked, tires, suspension, steering, battery, etc… All inspected to make sure they are in proper working order. How often does this need to be done? It is still recommended that you carry out routine oil changes and oil filter changes at least as often as advised by your vehicle’s manufacturer. This is usually every 5,000 miles with regular oil and 7,500 miles with synthetics. Some may be longer.
Why Are Regular Oil Changes so Important?
So why do you need to change your cars engine oil and filter regularly? Oil changes remove old, dirty engine oil and replace it with clean, fresh engine oil. What follows is a brief list outlining the main reasons to change a car’s engine oil at regular intervals.
- To Reduce Friction
Changing your cars engine oil on a regular basis ensures proper engine oil lubrication. Oil breaks down over time and becomes contaminated, lessening its ability to reduce friction between moving engine parts. Fresh engine oil reduces friction. Due to the constant motion of an engine’s internal parts, engine friction is created, which increases engine operating temperature and reduces engine life span. Clean, high-quality engine oil is better able to reduce friction and absorb heat, prolonging the life of your engine.
- Removal of engine sludge and oil varnishing
A combination of degraded engine oil, engine wear particles and dirt can be highly damaging to an engine. Changing the oil removes engine sludge and helps maintain peak engine operating efficiency. If not removed, this sludge can ‘bake’ onto the insides of your engine plugging up vital oil passages and starving the engine of the lubrication it needs.
- To Remove Engine Wear Particles
As a vehicle engine operates, microscopic engine wear particles are created that get picked up by the engine oil and transported to the oil filter. Changing a vehicle’s engine oil ensures that engine wear particles are removed. Fresh oil is better able to absorb and transport engine wear particulate away from the engines moving parts. Also, these particulates need to be removed from time to time so they don’t cause premature engine wear. Oil and filter changes are the way to do it.
Consistently changing your car’s oil and filter will prolong the life of your engine and your car. Neglecting oil changes can cause other more costly repairs in the future. Contact Carriage House Automotive to arrange a full service oil change.
A Trusted, Award-Winning, Frederick, MD Auto Repair Service.
Consistently changing your cars oil and filter will prolong the life of your engine and your car. Neglecting oil changes can cause other more costly repairs in the future. Contact “Carriage House Automotive” to arrange an oil and filter change service, or for any other auto repair or service. Carriage House Automotive is proud to have been voted as Frederick’s Best Auto Repair service from 2012 to 2019, and one of the best in 2010, 2011. We really are ready to “Service everything your car needs.” Give us a call today for all of your Auto Repair or maintenance services.