Do You Need to Get Your Vehicles Oil Changed?
As a vehicle owner, it is very important that you be aware of the critical role that oil plays in your car's life, and how changing the oil regularly can keep your vehicle's engine in tiptop shape and healthy for a very long time. Keeping your car's engine well-maintained doesn't need to be complicated. You just need to make sure that the simple things are taken care of that can help to keep everything running smoothly. For example, if you ignore the simple task of having your oil changed it could result in early engine wear. This in turn could lead to a complete engine failure.
Having A Smooth Running Engine Gives You Peace Of Mind
You will be able to sleep well at night when your engine runs smoothly. Mike's Tech Transmission is here to help you accomplish this through making sure that your vehicle's car will live for at least as long as its expected useful life, and perhaps even longer.
Just bringing your vehicle into our shop to have a routine oil change done means we can also take advantage of this opportunity to provide you with a courtesy evaluation of your car for any other potential problems you might have in the future, if even the smallest of symptoms are not discovered in time. Our Peoria, AZ clients appreciate that they don't have to take care of this process themselves any longer.
Why Regular Oil Changes Are So Important
As mentioned previously, oil is critical for maintaining the health of your vehicle's engine. If your oil hasn't been changed in a while, bring your car in so we can save you all of the hassles of having to do it yourself. We recommend that you have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Unfortunately, not a lot of car owners know about this simple guideline. They don't discover it until it's too late and they run into expensive problems that a routine oil change could have prevented.
DIY Oil Change Process
If you think you have enough DIY skills, you can change your own oil. The following is a detailed guide that tells you exactly how to do it:
Warm your engine oil up by taking your car on a drive. After the oil is warm, it will be much easier to drain it.
Park your car in a flat spot. Set your emergency brakes while the car engine is kept in gear. Put some blocks behind the wheels of the car to keep them in place for added safety.
Use a jack to lift the front end of your vehicle up. Then put in jack stands to help to stabilize your car.
Find the oil pan. Next loosen the nut that is on the bottom of the pan. Be careful not to loosen the nut too much to prevent oil from spilling all over you and the ground.
Place a drain pan under the oil plan. Take off the loosened nut. Then allow the oil to drain completely. It will take a while.
Find the oil filter, and use an oil filter wrench to take it off. Be careful when you are doing that since the oil inside the filter is very hot.
Take the cap off from underneath the hood. This step will take about 30 minutes so make sure you have enough time to do it. Drain all of the old oil.
Use new oil to coat the seal on the new oil filter, then place it on your car. Put a new seal on the drain plug, then re-attach it to the oil plan. Remove the drip pan, and disposed of the old oil properly.
Pour new oil into your car's engine using a funnel and put the oil cap on. Next ignite the engine. Check the dipstick to make sure the oil level is right.
Why You Should Have Mike's Tech Transmission Change Your Oil Instead of DIY
Taking your car to our shop will benefit you in several ways, instead of trying to do it yourself. For one thing, you can avoid having to dispose of the old oil, which can be a hassle. Also, changing oil is a routine task that is done on a daily basis by our mechanics. Therefore, we can get the job done quickly. That way you will have more time for other important matters that you need to attend to.
Most importantly, when you make a quick visit to our shop in Peoria to have your oil changed, you are providing us with the opportunity to check on your vehicle's overall health. This alone could save you from having numerous potential problems in the future.