Everyone talks about oil changes, but not everyone understands their importance. It doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you drive, you’re eventually going to need to change its oil. You’ll have to face the inevitable. Changing your oil yourself might seem like a chore, and it can definitely get messy. At Coopers Auto Repair Specialists in Tacoma, we actually look forward to changing your oil and leaving you completely satisfied with our servicing.
Why Should You Change It?
What happens if you skip your oil changes anyway? Your engine is a complex part that is crucial to your car running. It’s no secret that without it, you wouldn’t be going anywhere. When the engine runs, parts inside rub against each other at high rates of speed and create friction. This friction produces heat that can potentially shut the engine down if it isn’t transferred elsewhere. Oil moves through your engine lubricating the parts working together. This minimizes friction between parts and also absorbs and dissipates heat created while the engine is working. If your oil is old and dirty, it doesn’t work as well. If your engine’s oil gets too old, it turns into sludge and causes serious damage to your engine, which means costly repairs.
When It’s Time, Just Give Us a Call!
While our team is fully capable of fixing any damage caused by old dirty oil in your engine, wouldn’t it be easier to just avoid the hassle in the first place? We recommend changing oil regularly every 3,000 to 10,000 miles depending on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Oil changes are quick and much cheaper than any serious damage caused by neglecting to do so. We want to help you avoid disaster! If you don’t know if you need yours changed or not, you can check its color by using the dipstick in the engine. If the oil is amber, that means it’s still ok. If the color is dark and dirty looking it’s time for a change. Another sign of necessary oil change is a louder engine, or even knocking sounds coming from under the hood. Most cars also have a check engine light that may signal if it desperately needs a change, and some cars even have an alert light.
Schedule Your Appointment Now!
If you think that it’s time for an oil change (or you can’t remember the last time you had one), please let us help you prevent engine malfunction. It’s such an easy problem to stay ahead of and we want you to trust us. We are located at 1718 103rd St E, Tacoma, WA 98445. Feel free to come by for a change, and to create a maintenance schedule that will keep you away from engine failure.