As a car owner and driver, you’ve been told since the beginning that you need to be on top of your oil changes. Are you someone who takes care of them regularly, or someone who may have forgotten and lost track of time… is it time to change it already? Whichever person you are, there’s no need to worry because Coopers Auto Repair in the Tacoma / Puyallup area can help keep you on track with consistent oil changes!
Why Do You Need to Maintain Your Oil?
Oil Changes are vital to your car’s longevity and overall performance. The purpose of oil lies within the engine. Your engine is basically the heart of your car, which works thanks to many parts that rub and grind against each other to create horsepower that propels your car forward. All of this rubbing causes friction, which creates heat. The oil in your engine help cool down its parts and keeps them lubricated so they operate at peak performance. During this process, your oil gets grimy and eventually, it needs to be emptied and replaced. If you neglect this responsibility, the oil can turn into sludge, which is very dangerous for your engine. The cost to replace or repair damaged internal engine components is much higher than the cost of changing your oil.
When Duty Calls, We’re Here to Help!
How often should you change your oil? Well, it actually depends on the car model you drive and what you use it for. Older vehicles need it replaced more frequently, sometimes as early as 3,000 miles. Newer vehicles can wait up to 10,000 before the oil is changed as long as manufacturer recommended fluids are used. If it’s been too long and your engine is already damaged by lack of an oil change, we are more than capable of repairing that for you, but we’d rather help you prevent that damage in the first place. You can tell it’s time to change your oil by popping the hood and using the dipstick to check the color of your oil. Good oil should have a light brown, transparent look and as it gets old and needs replacing, it will be dark, thick and black. Oil levels are also important. You need to make sure your car has enough of it, and you can also do so by checking the dipstick (which should have the correct level marked).
Schedule Your Appointment Today
We don’t want the lifespan and performance of your engine to be compromised, so be sure to give us a call to schedule your next oil change. We will drain and fill your oil using high quality fluids and filter, then established the correct maintenance schedule for your model and vehicle use. If you want to stop by, we are located at 5315 122nd St E, Tacoma, WA 98446, just southwest of Puyallup, close to WA-512. Also feel free to give us a call at (253) 466-3917. We are ready and waiting to help you with all your oil servicing needs!