How long has it been since your last oil change? Did you know that frequent oil changes could add years to the life of your car? Learn about how the local oil change experts at Kneble’s can serve you!
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine and keeps all of the internal moving parts lubricated, which in turn helps keep the engine temperature down. Over time, environmental elements and debris from the wear of the engine’s metallic parts collect in the oil requiring it to be changed periodically.
Failing to change your oil regularly can result in sludge buildup in your engine, which will ultimately hinder oil flow within the engine and shorten the engine’s life. This can lead to premature engine failure, which is costly to repair.
Read below to learn more about how the team at Kneble’s can perform this valuable service for you.
What Is Included In An Oil Change?
During the oil change, one of our technicians will perform the following:
- Drain your engine oil
- Replace your oil filter
- Lubricate any moving parts (where applicable)
- Refill the engine with oil (based on your manufacturer’s specifications)
- Top off all fluids
- Perform a 30 point safety inspection
- Check and adjust tire pressure
- Check and test vehicle battery
Once your car is in the service bay, the complete oil change and inspection process should take approximately an hour.
Ready to Make An Appointment For Your Oil Change?
At Kneble’s Auto Service Center we always want to make the process of getting your oil changed as convenient as possible. To ensure that we can get your car in and service in a timely manner, we ask that you make an appointment for your oil change.
We are able to accommodate those who desire to wait for their oil change as we feature a comfortable waiting area complete with TV, complimentary refreshments, a library, desk, and a charging station. And yes, we even have free Wi-Fi!
If you would prefer, we can have our shuttle driver drop you off at home or work within a 10-mile radius of our shop (Linwood, Ocean City, Ventnor, Atlantic City, and surrounding areas).
If you need an oil change and have not made an appointment you can always feel free to call us at (609) 625-3286 to get on the schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Oil Change Service
In days past, your local mechanic likely recommended changing your oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles. As oil and engineering technology has progressed, cars can go longer between oil changes without risking damage to the engine. Each manufacturer will have a specific recommendation so we advise that you consult your owner’s manual. If you do not have an owner’s manual, you can use 5,000 miles or 6 months as a good rule of thumb. Additionally, many cars are equipped with a service light that will come on when an oil change is required.
Your manufacturer may recommend synthetic oil depending on several factors. Newer cars are requiring synthetic oil and often high-performance cars require it as well.
Synthetic oil is about twice as costly as conventional oil, however, it only needs to be replaced every 7,000 to 10,000 miles, so you won’t be changing it quite as often. Some customers prefer synthetic oil due to additional benefits such as:
– Reduced friction over conventional oil
– Better for the environment as it produces fewer emissions
– Functions better in cold weather
Check your owner manual to see what type of oil they recommend, or discuss the topic with your service advisor.
Under normal circumstances, your car should maintain it’s oil level, however, leaks can occur and engine damage can cause your car to consume oil between oil changes. We recommend checking your oil at least once per month using the dipstick while ensuring your car is on a level surface. If you find the oil level is dropping between oil changes, please add the appropriate amount of oil by adding one quart at a time and rechecking, then make an appointment for us to check out your vehicle.
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