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Many car owners make the mistake of failing to change their vehicle’s oil regularly enough, which can lead to all kinds of problems. The fact is that regularly changing your vehicle’s oil is one of the best ways to ensure that your vehicle’s engine stays in shape and lasts for as long as possible. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that a car’s scheduled maintenance is followed, to ensure that your vehicle’s engine is running smoothly. However, there is also the option of using extended life oils, that can be used for up to 10,000 miles. Regardless of the type of oil that your vehicle uses, it is still important to ensure that it gets regular oil changes, as and when they are necessary. Because if oil changes are not performed, this can lead to vehicles having a shorter lifespan, as well as failing to run as smoothly, which is what makes them so vital.
What are the signs that your car’s oil needs changing?
When it comes to determining whether it is time for an oil change, a lot of drivers don’t know what to look for. The signs that a vehicle’s oil may need changing include things like having driven over 5000 miles since the last oil change, and the oil changing color. The original color of car oil tends to be a brown color, but as it gets older, the color becomes darker, and the oil becomes grittier. It’s this grittiness that could lead to the engine becoming clogged up if the oil isn’t changed soon. Another sign that your vehicle is in need of an oil change is if your engine seems to be running louder than usual; this can be a sign that your oil is in a bad way. Oil lubricates the engine, and without adequate lubrication, the engine’s fittings will begin to grind together, creating a louder than normal noise when the car runs. If you notice that your vehicle’s oil gauge is low or that your ‘check engine’ light is on, this is another sign that there could be a problem with your vehicle’s oil. Over time, engines slowly eat up oil, which means that checking your car’s oil levels using your dipstick is vital for ensuring that you have plenty of oil.
What are the benefits of a tune-up at HB Auto & AC?
So we’ve discussed the signs that a vehicle needs an oil change and why it’s important to ensure that your car has regular oil changes, but what about tune-ups? A vehicle tune-up is a major service that includes a range of checks and changes, such as an oil change, engine air filter replacement, spark plug replacement, and a few other changes. A tune-up, including an oil change, can be a great way to ensure that your vehicle, and its engine, is running as smoothly as possible. In older vehicles, a tune-up every 30,000 to 45,000 miles is recommended, in newer vehicles, you can double this amount of miles and still have a ‘healthy’ car. The first sign that a car is due a tune-up is when it starts to run poorly and seems to have all manner of issues that it never used to have.
What does a tune-up include?
A vehicle tune-up can include all manner of things, however, for the most part, it tends to focus on the engine and how the vehicle runs. A vital part of any vehicle tune-up is an oil change, but what else gets checked and repaired or replaced? A vehicle tune-up is a kind of periodic vehicle maintenance that ensures that various aspects of a vehicle are healthy and happy. Many tune-ups include a battery check-up, engine check, spark plug check, engine air filter replacement, and ignition timer check, among other things. The fact is that a vehicle tune-up may not seem like it is necessary. However, if you want to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly for as long as possible, it is worth taking the time to have a tune-up performed, to ensure that everything is working as it should be, and your vehicle is in the best health possible.
Oil change and tune up at HB Auto & AC
At HB Auto & AC, we know everything that there is to know about cars, which is why we always recommend making oil changes, and tune-ups when they are required, a priority. If you want to ensure that your vehicle stands the test of time and drives well for as long as possible, taking care of it is key, and part of taking care of your vehicle is ensuring that it gets all of the vehicle inspections and care that it requires. Far too many drivers put off oil changes and tune-ups, believing that they can get away without them. However, that isn’t the case, as when a vehicle has dirty oil or has an area that needs tuning up, it will impact how the vehicle drives and how ‘healthy’ it is. As part of the service that we offer at HB Auto & AC, we use state of the art technology to report on vehicle checks and repairs, using data and images to show the different components of a vehicle and their status. To provide our customers with a comprehensive report, we use Bolt On Technology, showcasing how our client’s vehicles are running well and have had their performance maximised due to being well taken care of. The more care a car receives, the ‘healthier’ it will be.
When it comes to your car, you can never give it too much care and attention. The fact is that the more care you give your vehicle, the longer its lifespan should be, which when you think of the high cost of a vehicle, is important. If you are going to spend a large sum of money on a car, you want to ensure that it stands the test of time, and lasts for as long as possible, making the cost worthwhile.