Oil Change Service Tips

The professionals at Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes have been providing quality automotives service, repair and maintenance since 1973. We like to consider ourselves a full service automotive repair facility, offering accurate recommendations and affordable pricing on brake service, oil change service, tune ups, inspections and emissions testing and a menu of automotive maintenance services.

An oil change is a standard part of automotive maintenance. Having regular oil changes can help you avoid costly repairs and keep your engine running the way it should. Here are a few more details about the different types of oil changes available:

Basic Oil Change

You'll want to have a basic oil change about every 3000 miles in order to keep your engine clean on the inside and reduce contamination from dust, metal particles, condensation and antifreeze. Having regular oil changes can also help you improve your gas mileage. Replacing oil with manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil can increase your gas mileage by 1-2%.

Source: carcare.org (12/2011)

High Mileage Oil Change

If your vehicle has more than 75,000 miles on the odometer, you should consider a high mileage oil change every 5000 to 7000 miles. This will help reduce leaks and offer a cleaner engine interior. You'll get higher viscosity and better wear protection, as well as improved performance and reduced oil consumptions.

Synthetic Oil Change

The low friction formulations in synthetic oil help to increase engine efficiency and fuel economy. You'll want to change the synthetic oil every 5000 to 7500 miles. Synthetic motor oils contain non-conventional, high-performance fluids and a system of additives to help prevent wear, keep an engine clean, prevent rust and reduce friction. You experience the following with synthetic oil:

  • Maintain horsepower longer at extreme temperatures
  • Reduce oil consumption
  • Faster engine starting in cold weather
  • Help increase engine durability

Quality synthetics can be used with confidence in any gasoline engine passenger car where conventional oil was previously used. Always follow manufacturer specification requirements and viscosity grade recommendations.

Source: noln.net & mobiloil.com (12/2011)

Contact Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes to schedule an appointment for any type of oil change or to speak with a technician about your vehicle in more detail.