If you’re strapped for time, your car’s maintenance might be one of the tasks you drop from your daily schedule. In the long run, though, putting off an oil change on an older car, or even a new one, will reduce your gas mileage, reduce your car’s engine life, and could lead to costly repairs. You’re not really saving any time or money by putting off an oil change – you’re just encouraging an expensive and inconvenient breakdown.
Xpress Lube can provide full car service, including an oil change, lube job and tire rotation, all during your lunch hour. There’s no reason to put off an express oil change when you can drop your car with us, grab a quick bite to eat, and return with an important task crossed off your to-do list.
Why is an oil change so important for your car? You may have heard this all before, but it’s important to review.
Reduce Wear and Tear on Your Engine
Regular oil changes, between 3,000 and 7,000 miles, depending on the age of your car, the type of oil used, and the manufacturer’s recommendation, reduces wear and tear on the engine, prolonging engine life.
If you’re like many busy people who drive around town, your car is subject to a lot of quick starts and stops. Rush off in the morning without warming up the car, drop the kids at school. Head to work. Run errands during lunch. Pick the kids up from daycare. Stop at the grocery store. You’re not driving long miles, and your engine is constantly stopping and starting. Without proper lubrication and maintenance, this will cause parts to wear out much faster, resulting in lower gas mileage and expensive repairs.
Remove Engine Contaminants
Your car’s oil filter is designed to catch dirt, dust and debris that may get caught in your engine’s parts. When you come to Xpress Lube for an oil change, we also change your oil filter and, if necessary, your car’s air filter, which catches particles that may go through the air intake. Both of these steps prolong the life of your engine and improve your car’s performance.
Keep Yourself and Your Passengers Safe
Our checklist includes checking out your car’s lights, windshield wipers, tires, electrical systems, transmission and more. Our mechanics will check and top off all the fluids as needed, including power steering fluid and transmission fluid, when we change your oil. This regular maintenance keeps all the parts of your car, its engine and transmission, running smoothly.
We’ll inspect your car carefully for signs of potential future trouble. If something needs work now, or might in the future, we’ll let you know so you can act quickly and prevent a breakdown or even a dangerous accident. When you leave Xpress Lube once your lunch break and express oil change is over, you’ll leave with peace-of-mind, knowing that your car is ready to face the next 3,000+ miles of road ahead.
If it’s been thousands of miles since your car’s last scheduled maintenance, it’s important to come in for your express oil change today. When you think about it, you’ll see why you don’t have time not to take care of your car.