Long Beach Bixby Knolls Oil Change
Almost all Long Beach drivers know they should get their vehicles oil changed regularly, but for one reason or another it just doesn’t happen. Some of those reasons may be; It takes to long, money is a bit tight right now, I don’t like sitting around in an auto shop waiting room, I don’t like repair shop restrooms and so on. Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach Bixby Knolls has you covered, because we know how you feel. We and our families have all gone through some of those same frustrations and that’s why we want to make your time with us as painless as possible, some say even relaxing. First, Orozco’s Auto Service maintains the cleanest of waiting rooms and restrooms, they sparkle! We offer several options for making appointments over the phone 562-427-4256, stop by or SCHEDULE A FREE APPOINTMENT. You can also drop off your vehicle and we can drop you off at your home or office within 10 miles. We know budgets are tight these days but getting regular oil serve will save you big in the long run. Now to make you feel even better. An oil change may not seem critical to keeping your car running well, but neglecting your oil can cause some serious engine problems.
Below is some information why you need to make sure you get an oil change.
Topping off oil versus changing oil: If you check your vehicle’s dipstick and the oil level is low, then adding oil is only a temporary way to solve the problem for getting you back on the road. Don’t worry if you need to occasionally top off your oil, most cars will start to burn a little oil as they get older. If the issue persists stop into any Orozco’s Auto Service and we can check it out.
Oil keeps it clean: If you look at the contents of a fresh bottle of oil, you’ll notice that it’s more of a golden amber color compared to the brown or black oil on your dipstick. That’s because it’s clean. As oil moves through your engine, it carries away dirt and grime that gradually turns the oil dark. Dark, dirty oil will not do a good job of lubricating or cleaning your engine. You should get your oil changed at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals to ensure that your engine remains clean and running smoothly. Luckily Long Beach isn’t particularly a dirty or dusty environment, but if you travel to that type of a climate you should get your oil (not to mention their air filters) changed more often.
Changing your oil: Requires draining the engine of the old oil that is most likely very dark in color due to dirt and debris and replacing it with fresh oil that is usually golden amber in color to a specified level indicated by the dipstick. You will also need to pick up and add a new oil filter, which will help to keep the fresh oil clean by collecting some of that dirt and debris that the oil captures on its way through your car’s engine. Your vehicle’s oil needs to be changed at the manufacturer’s recommendations or when it gets too dirty to accomplish its job of keeping your engine components moving. At Orozco’s Auto Service, we take care of all this and give your vehicle a full inspection along with checking and topping off all fluids that appear low which is part of our recommended maintenance plan.
Another reason oil changes are so important is because the primary function of your engine’s oil is keeping all the metal parts of your engine lubricated. This will prevent any metal-on-metal contact, which can cause damage to your engine that can be very costly to repair. The oils task is to keep thin layer of oil on key components which maintains them sliding smoothly and reduces friction that will otherwise damage your engine over time. Oil also reduces friction which in turn reduces heat buildup, which can also be a problem for your engine.
If you notice your “change oil” light lit on your dashboard, you shouldn’t ignore it. More than likely there isn’t any immediate danger of being damaged, but the light coming on is definitely not something to avoid. If it’s on, your oil needs attention. It may be low and need to be topped off, but if it’s time for an oil change, be sure to stop by or make an appointment at Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach Bixby Knolls in the near future.