Motor Oil lubricates the moving parts in a car engine’s crankcase, preventing the high heat and friction that results during engine operation from destroying the pistons, valves and other components. Without oil, a running engine will seize up in a short time, making the engine virtually unusable.
Therefore, it’s important to your car’s longevity to ensure regular oil changes are part of your routing maintenance.
Brake fluid is important in terms of passenger safety. If brake fluid leaks or if too much air gets into the brake line, a car’s ability to stop will be compromised.
Coolant cycles around a running engine, collecting heat and returning it to the radiate, where it’s transferred to the air. Without proper coolant levels, a car will quickly overheat and be inoperable.
This is a reddish fluid – one you don’t want to find leaking onto your garage floor or driveway! Transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission, ensuring the gears work smoothly.
Power Steering Fluid
This fluid increases the ability of the steering mechanism to direct the tires, thus making it easier to turn the car.
Here are a few things to consider the next time you want a quick 10 minute oil change.
You’re busy and your time is valuable (and gas is expensive), so pick a location that’s close to work or home or en route to other places you frequent.
How long you’ll have to wait on your vehicle is also important. Some places have several available bays where oil changes can be performed, other places are smaller and may have a little more wait time. Just about every place will let you drop off your vehicle and pick it up later.
Most oil change service centers now offer other services included in the price of your oil change – such as topping off fluids, an air filter check, wiper blade check, and checking your tires. You should look for a place that does this and more with your oil change, so you can take comfort in knowing that your vehicle is running optimally. When it comes to your car’s performance and longevity, more information is always better.
With so many auto repair centers performing this service, price competition keeps the costs pretty reasonable. At Ideal Automotive, our oil changes start at 24.95 for our most basic service and go up to 46.95 for a premium level service. With every package, we check and top off your other fluids while we’re at it.
When selecting an oil change provider, in addition to the cost of the oil change, consider how much time you’re spending to get the work done. If the shop is busy, you could wait as long as an hour for your turn. Scheduling your oil change with Ideal Automotive in advance is the best way to get your oil change done with the least amount of down tine for you.
Our waiting area is comfortable, (and we have a television and free Wi-Fi for all our guests’ convenience!) but we know you have other things to do!