As part of the basic routine maintenance every vehicle should be subjected to, the oil change service is perhaps the most important and most basic maintenance task you can perform for your vehicle. The oil in your engine lubricates the numerous high-friction components allowing your engine to run smoothly. If the oil ages and/or breaks down, your engine is susceptible to damage caused by metal on metal rubbing, heat generated by excessive friction and could even seize!
Make sure you get your vehicle in to our Orange, CA Auto Repair Shop at regular intervals to ensure a happy, healthy motor vehicle and years of faithful service!
Not All Oil Changes Are Created Equal
You get what you pay for! The professionals at Chapman Auto Repair of Orange don’t skimp on quality. That’s why you’ll always find their team using only premium oils and oil filters on every vehicle that comes through their shop.
Why Does A Car Need Oil?
The simplest explanation is your cars engine runs by a series of mini explosions within the engine to create power. To make this happen you have hundreds of small parts that work together in an extremely hot engine.
The oil in your engine is the lubrication between all of that friction to keep your engine running smooth. If you wait too long to change your oil or just forget, your oil breaks down and turns into sludge, which could cause your engine to cease up, the only solution to that is to rebuild your engine or go buy another car.
It seems like a mundane basic service, however, it’s the most important service you can do to keep your keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely on the road.
What is the deal with the Oil Filter?
The Oil Filter is there to clean the oil and make it last as long as possible, once you hit that 3,000-5,000 miles or 7,000 for some synthetic oils it needs to be replaced. You should always replace the oil filter during the service to get the best performance out of the new oil.
Conventional Oil or Synthetic Oil
In a nutshell, Synthetic Oil is better for your vehicle. It lasts longer, runs cleaner and helps get more out of your engine. Which also means it’s more expensive, but it’s well worth the extra investment. We highly recommend you never go from Synthetic Oil back to Conventional Oil just to save money.
On the other hand, Conventional Oil has worked great for decades. If your vehicle has conventional oil, and that is what is suggested by the dealer, we suggest you continue using it. It’s how your car was designed. There are some rare cases we may suggest a change but that is on a case by case basis.
The Technician’s Eye
By employing only ASE-certified Master Technicians, you can always be guaranteed to have the Chapman Auto Repair eagle eye watching over your vehicle with every visit.