Getting an oil change in Fullerton at Orozco’s Auto Service may sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about maintaining your vehicle.
Your oil will eventually starts to turn to jelly. Literally, petroleum jelly. One there oil sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some critical areas of you engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means very expensive repairs.
That’s why you need to change your oil and oil filter on schedule before it turns to sludge. Check your vehicles auto manual or ask your manufacturer for recommendations regarding how many miles you can go between oil changes. They will also have a number of months between recommended oil changes because detergents and other additives in the oil will break down over time.
Orozco’s Auto Service can also give you recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you will continue to use synthetic.
Additionally, depending on your driving habits may have a great effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving, short trips to the the gym, driving in very hot or very cold weather, towing or heavy loads. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.
This may sound complicated. Some vehicles have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk to an Orozco’s Auto Service advisor about how you drive and get our recommendation on your next service.
Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, our ASE Certified technicians at will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.
If you would like more information regarding your vehicles oil change schedule feel free to contact us at 714-525-3239 or schedule your service online today at Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton.