Importance of Oil Changes
Engine oil reduces friction by lubricating all the moving parts, such as pistons, valves, and other fast-operating parts of an engine. Over time, this oil breaks down and wears out, minimizing its effectiveness, so it must be changed out in regular intervals (often 3,000-5,000 miles depending on manufacturer). Unfortunately, many auto owners neglect their oil changes, allowing levels to run low, or operating the car with dirty engine oil long past the recommended lifespan.
Conversely, proactively changing a vehicles’ oil (and filter) will keep the engine in top condition and help avoid costly repairs down the road. Consider that the average cost of a years’ worth of oil changes is typically only a couple hundred dollars, compared to a blown engine (thousands of dollars) that can be caused by neglect.
Automotive Diagnostic Specialties (ADS Auto Repair) has a state-of-the-art facility serving Chandler, AZ and the surrounding communities, as well as a staff of ASE-certified technicians to service your vehicle and get you back on the road.
We’ll replace your oil and filter to ensure your engine remains clear of particles and sludge. The presence of dirt in an engine causes corrosion, which shortens the engine lifespan. Old oil also eventually breaks down and turns to “sludge,” which must be flushed.
Benefits of Oil Changes
Aside from keeping your engine clean and running optimally, staying on top of your oil changes has several other key benefits for your vehicle:
- Lengthens vehicle lifespan — Dirty oil results in poorer fuel economy, decreases power, and forces internal components to work harder. This extra exertion can result in problems down the road and result in a shorter vehicle lifespan. Vehicles with a Carfax that shows regular oil changes/maintenance are proven to hold higher value in resale.
- Improves gas mileage — The U.S. Department of Energy reports that routine oil changes can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
- Protects the environment and helps your vehicle pass emissions testing – Failing to change oil on a regular basis results in a build-up of hydrocarbons inside areas of your engine’s crank case, which burn and release into the air through the vehicle’s exhaust. This can be prevented by maintaining clean oil, which will minimize pollution and help you pass required emissions tests.
- Maintains vehicle’s warranty requirements – Many car manufacturers require you to follow a regular maintenance schedule for the warranty to remain valid. Missing oil changes can cause your auto manufacturer to void the warranty, which could cost thousands of dollars if there’s a problem.
ADS Auto Repair wants you to benefit from staying on top of your oil change schedule. Our technicians are expertly trained to understand how your vehicle uses its oil and how to monitor its oil life. We’ll provide you great service at a great price for your oil/filter change. Whether you need full synthetic, synthetic blend, high-mileage, or a conventional oil change, ADS will take care of all your oil change needs in a flash! Call us today at (480) 961-8704 to schedule your service.