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Oil Change Services at Protrans

Oil Change

Changing the oil in your car is usually an instant procedure at a modern automotive service center like Protrans. A proper lubricating approach in your vehicle is also an essential asset of your vehicle maintenance program. Good, clean oil improves the overall performance of your car and expands the life of the engine.

This comprehensive guide will thoroughly inform you about oil changes and procedures.

What do you mean by an oil change?

Oil changes typically refer to changing the necessary lubricating oil of a vehicle to make your automobile functional. An oil change is the removal of used oil in your engine and replacing it with a new, refreshed or clean oil. In addition to this, oil breaks down & gets dirty.

Like most lubricating and cooling fluids that keep vehicles running, engine oil must be changed at some point. Metallic particles and engine debris gradually darken and thicken the oil, reducing its efficiency. Oil filters, which are small, replaceable parts, are designed to remove this debris but have a limited lifespan. When you change your oil, you should also change the filter.

Different types of Oils for cars

Car oils are categorized into four different types:

Synthetic Oil

Because synthetic oils are chemically engineered, the oil molecules are more uniform in shape, have fewer impurities, and perform better than mineral oils. Since synthetic lubricants are formulated with higher-performing additives, they tend to perform better at extreme temperatures, high or low.

Semi-synthetic Oil

Semi-synthetic oils blend synthetic and mineral oils that provide greater oxidation resistance than mineral oil while also providing excellent low-temperature properties for your engine.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oils are available in a variety of viscosity and quality grades. They are recommended for drivers who have simple engine designs and drive consistently. Drivers with a heavy foot or a mixture of driving styles are strongly advised to use synthetic oils, as they have a longer service life and oil drain interval!

High-mileage Oil

High-mileage oils are designed specifically for older or newer vehicles with over 100,000 miles on the odometer. High mileage oils, with a unique blend of additives and formulation, help reduce engine oil burn-off while preventing oil leaks that can occur in older or high-mileage engines.

What does engine oil do?

Engine oil lubricates, and cools the moving components of your engine. Most automobile manufacturers specify exactly which engine oil is appropriate for your machine. The oil type recommended is typically found in two locations, i.e. the oil cap on the engine & in the owner’s manual. The core specification elaborates on the type and viscosity of the oil along with the moving parts of the car, truck and SUV’s engine.

Danger Indicators that indicate your engine oil needs to change

Many drivers rely solely on mileage as a gauge for oil changes or replacements. Here are some of the most common reasons or indicators that your car needs an oil change:

Check Engine Oil or Oil Change Light

The car will be the most obvious indicator that there is a problem with your oil. When there is insufficient oil in the system, the oil change light in your vehicle will illuminate, so check the dipstick to see what’s going on.

In the worst-case scenario, the check engine light will illuminate. This is your car alerting you that things have deteriorated to the point where the engine is at risk of damage due to faulty parts or a lack of lubrication.

Engine Noise & Knocking

Oil provides lubrication and a protective layer between engine parts, avoids metal-to-metal brushing, keeps the engine quiet, and allows it to run smoothly or efficiently. If your oil is not doing its job correctly, the engine noise will elevate. In most cases, you may even experience knocking and rumbling sounds that mean your engine is tearing itself apart from a lack of lubrication.

Dark or Dirty Oil

The color of clean oil is reddish and it is mildly translucent. It fills up with particles collected from the engine and darkens as it is used.

It will not be obvious when this begins, so you must be vigilant and check your engine oil at least once a month. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean before replacing it in the oil tank. Now remove it a second time. It is time for an oil change if the dipstick can’t see through the oil.

Exhaust smoke

Your car’s tailpipe will always emit translucent vapor, but it is time for an engine inspection if it changes to smoke. There could be faulty engine parts or an oil leak.

Oil Smell inside the car

If you smell oil inside your car, it could indicate an oil leak. Your vehicle may get too hot if you smell gas or exhaust fumes. In either case, you should schedule maintenance right away.

Head to Protrans to Get your Oil Change Service today!

If you are looking for an oil change or replacement services for your vehicle, then it is vital to schedule your visit to California’s #1 Automobile workshop Protrans.  Call us today or book an appointment online.