The oil in your engine never stops working. Even when your car or truck is parked the oil stays active. By coating every metal surface it prevents corrosion and metal-to-metal contact. That minimizes wear, reduces friction and ensures long engine life. But over time oil wears out and needs replacing.
High temperatures cause oxidation which turns oil into sludge. When nights are cold moisture condenses out of the air and mixes with the oil. And motion and pressure gradually break down the complex chemical additives included in high quality modern lubricants.
Regular oil and filter changes help prolong the life of your engine. When worn-out lubricant is drained from your engine it carries grit and dirt with it. An additional flushing or cleaning process helps remove any stubborn deposits. When the engine internals are clean, it’s important to refill with a quality oil.
At FrankLynn Automotive, we use conventional, synthetic and synthetic blend engine oils in viscosities to suit every vehicle and type of driving. Whether you do long highway journeys or frequent short trips across town, we have the oil for your car. We also use BG supplements formulated specially for high mileage vehicles.
When to change your oil is something else we’re happy to advise on. Many people don’t realize that short journeys are especially hard on engine oil. If you don’t drive many miles, or it’s all stop-start journeys, your oil may need changing more often that you realize. Ask what we recommend.
Oil isn’t the only fluid that needs changing regularly. Coolant, brake and transmission fluid should all be replaced at regular intervals. Ask us what’s right for your car.