Not sure if you need an oil change?
Your engine needs motor oil to keep things running properly, but old oil can break down, turn dirty and harm your vehicle. During an oil change, the West End Auto staff will change your oil filter and drain the dirty oil from your engine and replace it with new oil. We will also lubricate the chassis and internal framework that holds the vehicle together. Also part of our standard oil change service is checking the tire pressure, filling the windshield washer fluid and power steering fluid, and inspecting all the belts and hoses.
By the time we finish with your lube and oil change, your engine should be running smoothly, complete with a new oil filter, fresh oil and a lubricated chassis. Changing your oil early and often will keep your engine running under optimal conditions.
Oil / Lube Change Basics
Motor oil and lube changes are very important to keep your engine functioning properly.
Motor oil keeps your engine lubricated to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. Oil cools down your engine, fights rust and corrosion, reduces engine noise, and works with the oil filter to remove contaminants from the engine.
Oil is vitally important to your engine to keep it operating at optimum performance. When you drive your car, the engine becomes very hot, and heat causes oil to break down. Broken down oil doesn’t move through your engine as well, limiting the effectiveness of the oil.
Oil also cleans your engine as it flows around. Dirty oil moves more slowly than clean oil and is not able to lubricate your engine correctly. In addition, the particles in dirty oil can hinder the friction reduction capability and increase wear on moving parts.