Do you remember the last time you took your vehicle in for an oil change? If you don’t, it may mean bad news. Professional mechanics agree that the oil in your vehicle should be changed every 3000 miles to help ensure your car is running smoothly, cleanly, and to help avoid potentially costly repairs on damage that can be caused by dirty oil and clogged oil filters.
A lot of vehicle owners in the Wauwatosa area think that they can save a lot of money by attempting to take care of their own oil change without seeking the help of an experienced and qualified mechanic. What garages and body shops like North Avenue Automotive can do that you can’t is test your oil to determine whether or not it needs to be changed, counsel you on the best type of oil to use in your vehicle and for your unique needs, check your oil filter and make sure that your oil change is performed properly to ensure lasting benefits and that your money is well spent.
The most common complication of infrequent oil changes is damaged caused by the accumulation of dust, metal fragments and other contaminants. As your oil ages, external pollutants can make their way in and the resulting contamination can lead to a lower gas mileage and, eventually, to your engine failing. One of North Avenue Automotive’s qualified mechanics will also be able to let you know whether your oil filter needs to be replaced when you take your vehicle in for an oil change. While a new and clean oil filter is the best way to keep your oil clean and your engine healthy, an old, clogged and dirty filter will serve to do the exact opposite. It will contribute to the further contamination of your oil and will only serve to make matters worse.
If you own a vehicle and are located in the greater Wauwatosa area, North Avenue Automotive is the garage and body shop of choice for expert, quick and efficient oil change services. We’ll be happy to look at your oil filter at the same time, and we will get your vehicle ready for another 3000 miles in no time!