Need an Oil Change?
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Engine maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle running smooth as the day you brought it home. And eventually, your car will need an oil change. In Chico oil changes are a dime a dozen, but you want to make sure you get the right oil for the right job. If you drive an old sedan, you may not need performance engine oil, but if you work in tougher conditions with dirt, dust, and wet weather then you may not want cheap engine oil either.
At Tedious Repairs, we make sure you get an affordable oil change exact to your needs.
WHEN TO CHANGE MOTOR OIL
We suggest changing motor oil every 3000-5000 miles- 3000 for synthetic oils, 5000 for synthetic-blends which offer improved engine lubricant ability.
Some vehicles have advanced computers that can help determine oil quality so check the manufacturer’s manual for further information. If you’re unsure, it’s typically safe to change oil at the same 3-5000 mile interval for almost all consumer vehicles (unless otherwise noted by manufacturer). You can be sure it’s time to change oil if it’s become dirty sludgy oil thick with debris, which can happen quickly under harsh conditions like off-roading or mud bogging.
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CHANGE OIL AND FILTER REGULARLY
What does engine wear actually mean and how does oil help? As the engine parts move and grind against each other, the physical contact wears away microscopic particles of metal, which mix with external dirt and grime. All these “particulates” are absorbed into fluid oil to reduce friction and wear. The oil filter extracts those particulates so they don’t ruin the oil. If the filter gets clogged, it can’t do it’s job either and this reduces oil viscosity (lubrication), increasing friction and harming the engine.
Another important concept that explains the different grades of oil is “Reserve Alkalinity”. Reserve Alkalinity refers to oil’s ability to resist the formation of acids, which corrode the engine. Better oils retain “reserve alkalinity” better and longer, thus they do their job better and longer. Bad oils quickly become thick, sticky, and sludgy. When reserve alkalinity is depleted, your engine wears down much faster. Quality engine oil means you can drive farther without worrying about oil changes as often.
To learn more about types of oil and which one’s right for you, check out this YouTube video from Goss’ Garage “Choosing the Correct Engine Oil is critical to engine life with Pat Goss from Goss Garage”.
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Oil service typically takes about 20 minutes
TEDIOUS REPAIRS OFFERS THE BEST OIL CHANGES
– We provide both A Service and B Service oil changes to match your manufacturer’s short- and long-term maintenance requirements.
– We’re friendly experts with decades of experience. Relax in our comfortable waiting room with free water, WIFI, and even Netflix.
– Synthetic and Synth-blend oils are available. Call ahead for custom orders.
– Our fast oil change includes free vehicle inspection and routine maintenance advice.
– We work on European vehicles too! Just give us a call first so we have the right tools ready for you!