Your vehicle is one of the most expensive assets you own, and for that reason, you need to keep up on oil changes. We recommend having your oil changed by a professional every three to five months or 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Many new cars now alert you to when you need your oil change, which is better than those stickers that end up peeling off the windshield. Without regular oil changes, your old oil will actually cause harm to your system. Generally speaking, you get your oil changed to prevent engine damage. At Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram serving the Gurnee, IL area, we have certified technicians available to help you get this done. Read on to learn more.
A semi-synthetic oil change uses a synthetic-blend motor oil that consists of synthetic oil and conventional mineral oil. It’s cheaper than fully synthetic oil but works the same.
In addition to changing your oil, the technician will change the oil filter. An old dirty filter prevents fresh, clean oil from flowing properly throughout the engine. Without this clean oil, your engine will not run efficiently. So even if you stop at the gas station to top off your oil but don’t change your filter, the new oil is not only mixed with old, sludgy oil, it’s not getting where it needs to be. Furthermore, an oil change offers proper lubrication. Did you know that your engine is made up of many moving parts that rub together? The oil acts as a lubricant for these parts.
Removing engine sludge is another benefit to getting an oil change. As oil ages, it breaks down. This old oil flows through the system, where it collects more and more contaminants. Eventually, the sludge builds up and causes your engine to have to work harder. It also reduces your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Finally, an oil change regulates temperature. The oil absorbs heat that is made by the engine. When the oil is old and sludgy, it can no longer absorb this heat effectively. This heats up your engine, which can cause significant damage.
At Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we offer a state-of-the-art facility equipped with amenities to enjoy while you get a Mopar semi-synthetic oil change in North Chicago, IL. Some of our amenities include free Wi-Fi, a complimentary waiting area, flat-screen TVs, a quiet room where you can read, business workstations, and more. All of our work is 100% guaranteed. You can stop by for an oil change today or go online to book a convenient appointment.