Why Oil Changes Are Important
When it comes to car maintenance, changing your oil typically comes to mind. Many of us are informed of the importance of oil changes and how crucial it is to the performance of your car. It’s what helps the engine operate smoothly. All though it’s an easy task one mistake could cost you hundreds of dollars, so you’ll need a team that knows what they’re doing.
High Tech Automotive is here to help. Our team of ASE Certified technicians will be able to change your oil quickly and efficiently so you can get back on the road. We’ll make sure that your car is utilizing the best oil for its make and model! With over 10 years of preventative car maintenance experience, you can trust we’ll be able to take care of you!
Signs It’s Time For An Oil Change
The great thing about your oil is that it provides you with a number of signs for when it needs a change. Staying proactive of your oil ensures that you’re taking the steps needed to extend the life of your vehicle. Not sure what to look for? Here are some signs that it may be time to change your oil!
Dark and Gritty Color
When you check your oil, it should have a light, amber color to it. That signifies that the oil is still clean and healthy for your vehicle. Clean oil helps properly lubricate the moving parts within your engine. When it gets dark and gritty, that means the oil needs to get replaced. This is due to the engine as the oil is exposed to a variety of elements within it, which includes high temperatures, contaminants, and additives!
If you hear this coming from your engine, it means you’ve waited too long in-between oil changes. Since oil helps lubricate the parts within your engine, this means a lot of your oil is gone and the engine parts are rubbing against each other. Make sure to visit a High Tech Auto technician as soon as possible, or find yourself spending hundreds of dollars on repairs.
One of the most common ways people check their oil is by using the dipstick. Using this tool, make sure to notice how low the oil level is. If the level is extremely low, check the consistency as well. It may mean that you’ll need an oil change, instead of just adding more oil.
Book Your Next Oil Change With Us!
If you find yourself needing an oil change, call the specialists at High Tech Automotive today! Our team of ASE Certified technicians will be able to quickly change your oil and get you back on the road! Give us a call at 509-662-4426 and schedule an appointment with us today! Waited too long and hear sounds from your engine? No problem. Visit our shop at 1230 McKittrick Street! We happily accept walk-ins!*
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