Getting your oil changed is one of the easiest ways you can prevent major problems with your car. Over time, oil breaks down in your engine, which means it becomes less effective as a lubricant. It also loses its ability to neutralize acids and absorb water. So, without regular oil changes your engine would have a very short life. Here at Xpress Lube in Kernersville, we use only the best when caring for your vehicle—Havoline products.
If you’re interested in scheduling an oil change in Kernersville, there are a few things you need to consider first. Go to your appointment with all the facts so you can make the best choices for your car. Here are a few questions you should be able to answer:
When is an oil change needed?
Check your owner’s manual to see how often it is recommended that you change your oil. Most of the time, it is recommended that you change your oil and filter about every 5,000 miles.
There are certain instances when you might want to change your oil more often, including if you drive on dirt roads, if you live in an extreme climate, if you have an old engine, or if you frequently carry heavy loads.
What type of oil should I use?
When you take your car in for an oil change in Kernersville, you’ll have a choice of which type of oil to put in your car. One of our car care professionals can give you a recommendation based on your specific car, but here’s a quick break-down of your oil options:
Conventional – This is the type of oil many people put in their cars. It is usually the least expensive and works well for routine driving in low-mileage cars.
Synthetic – Some newer car engines require synthetic oil, and if you use conventional oil, you may run the risk of causing engine problems or, at the very least, voiding your warranty. Even if your car doesn’t require it, synthetic is a great option because this type of oil offers better lubrication.
Synthetic Blend – Some oils are a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil. They offer the best of both worlds and are great for vehicles that regularly carry heavy loads or tow trailers.
High-Mileage – If your car has over 75,000 miles, you may want to switch to an oil that is better suited for your engine. High-mileage oil helps reduce burn-off, has additives to seal leaks, and can improve engine compression.
One of our mechanics can break down the pricing so you know how much an oil change in Kernersville will cost for your car.
Can I do this myself?
Yes, you can perform your own oil change in Kernersville, but this requires the proper equipment, including ramps or a jack so you can get under your car, a wrench, and a container to catch the old oil. You’ll also need to make sure you purchase the specific oil your car needs (check the manufacturer recommendation). Then, you need to know where to safely dispose of the used oil, since it creates a negative impact on the soil and environment, if not disposed of properly. Most people find it more convenient to have a service station like Xpress Lube handle their oil change.
To book an appointment for an oil change in Kernersville, give us a call at 336-993-7697.