Most of us want to get optimal value and usage out of everything, and to do this, we take certain steps. Take yourself, for example. You know that to be at your best, there are specific things that are necessary to maintain good health. You need to eat well and we definitely know that we have to eat a certain amount of food every day, and perhaps consume a few more fruits and veggies than fast-food hamburgers. Sleep is another important element. In order to be alert and productive, it is vital to get the right amount of sleep each night. If you are ever sluggish or tired, chances are it is related to food or sleep, or lack thereof. We also take steps to protect our expensive purchases, such as investing in virus security for our computer to keep it running smoothly and problem-free.
While you may have spent a pretty penny on your computer or other electronic devices, you probably did not spend as much as you did on your vehicle. This is why keeping your car in great shape for as long as possible should be a priority.
There are a lot of things you can do to accomplish this, but one of the easiest and most effective is a regular oil change. It may seem insignificant, but oil is a critical component in any vehicle. It helps lubricate the parts that allow the engine to operate smoothly and safely. Today, many oils come with additives that help improve a car’s performance. However, when oil has been used for a long period of time, those additives lose their strength. On top of that, the old oil becomes sticky and dirty, and suddenly it is not lubricating nearly as well anymore.
And as a result of this, your engine suffers, which is bad news. If the engine is not working well, obviously the car will have problems, and the longer you go without getting an oil change, the bigger the problems will be. In addition to improving the health of your car, an oil change is very quick and affordable maintenance. It does not require very much time and will not have a huge impact on your wallet. Not having it done on a regular basis can cost a lot more, due to problems created by the lack of quality lubricant.
Newer models may not require the standard “every 3,000 miles” schedule that was the norm for many years. Check your owner’s manual to determine the frequency recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer or ask one of our mechanics. The type of driving, weather and road conditions all impact the frequency with which you should have your oil changed.
Has it been a while since you last got an oil change? You can fix that right away by bringing your car down to Xpress Lube in Kernersville. Our experienced technicians will give you a quality oil change and get you in and out in no time. And once you are back behind the wheel, you will immediately notice how much better your car is running. We want your car to perform at its best for many years.