Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. It’s time to take a look at your car’s mileage. Is your vehicle ready for an oil change and other seasonal maintenance that will ensure it runs smoothly all season long?
For many North Carolina residents, longer, hotter days mean trips to the coast, vacations in Myrtle Beach or weekend adventures to other points south and west of the Triad. Maybe even a scenic journey up to the mountains. Whether you’re taking a family trip or heading out with your significant other, you want to be sure you’ll be safe on the drive. It’s time to take your car in to Xpress Lube for a fast oil change and other service.
How Often Do You Need an Oil Change?
Auto mechanics used to recommend getting an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles. But today’s newer cars, using synthetic oils, can last 5,000 miles or longer without an oil change. Today’s engine parts are designed to run more smoothly for longer distances while synthetic oils last longer before deteriorating.
That doesn’t mean you should drive your car until the oil is thick and black or running low. Driving a car with dirty oil causes wear and tear on the engine, which can lead to expensive repairs down the road. Check the oil regularly and use the start of the season as an excuse to make that appointment at Xpress Lube if you need an oil change.
How an Oil Change Makes Travel Stress-Free
Regular oil changes and other maintenance help ensure your car won’t break down while you’re on the road. An oil change may also improve your gas mileage on trips. That’s right – spending 15 minutes and less than $50 on at Xpress Lube can actually save you money and help you arrive at your vacation destination faster, with fewer stops for gas along the way.
It can also make the trip more comfortable. An oil change helps lubricate the moving parts of your car’s engine for a smoother, quieter ride. A cleaner engine also means there’s less chance of your car breaking down on a long drive. Regular oil changes help reduce wear and tear on your car, meaning it will be on the road for many more years of building vacation memories.
Stay Safer on the Road with Regular Maintenance
An oil change is just the start to preparing your vehicle for summer travel, warmer temperatures and long drives. Your Xpress Lube mechanic will also check other engine fluid levels, including transmission fluid and coolant.
We will check your windshield wipers for wear and tear and recommend replacing them, if needed. We’ll also fill the windshield wiper reservoir. Before your trip, we’ll check your tires for safety, wear-and-tear and proper inflation. You can leave knowing that you’re driving in a car with safe tires and clean engine performance, reducing the chances of a flat or a breakdown on the road.
These are all critical components to your car and its engine, all necessary to keep it running in peak condition. Life gets busy and most people don’t stop to think about car maintenance or an oil change. Let the qualified mechanics at Xpress Lube do it for you, so that you can enjoy your road trips all season long.