If your car’s engine is its heart, and gas is its blood, then motor oil is its soul. It’s the magical potion that lubricates all of your engine’s moving parts: pistons, rods, valves, and more. Without motor oil, those metal parts would rub against each other so violently that they’d seize up!
So naturally, picking the right motor oil is very important. You want something with a great blend of lubricants and detergents, proper viscosity, and long service life.
With their history of outstanding engineering, wide range of available viscosities and proven quality, Castrol is the ideal oil for any motor vehicle. It’s the factory fill of choice for BMW, Audi, Rolls-Royce, and more. It’s also what Fast Lube Plus uses for your vehicle’s oil changes. Here are a few reasons why.
Array of Conventional and Synthetic Options
Motor oils are typically classified as conventional or synthetic. They differ in their origins: conventional oil is entirely refined from raw petroleum, and synthetic oils are either laboratory-made or heavily modified. Synthetic oil is generally seen as superior quality, but it’s pricey, and some older cars have trouble with it.
Castrol’s GTX is one of the most proven conventional motor oils for budget-minded consumers or owners of older vehicles. Irv Gordon, the owner of a Volvo with 3 million miles on it, uses Castrol GTX at every oil change.
For newer or high-end vehicles, Castrol’s synthetic options can’t be beat. Magnatec and EDGE oils exceed manufacturer requirements for most cars, from Ford to Fiat. BMW also trusts the top-tier Edge Supercar oil for their M performance line.
You may not own a BMW M3, but the science behind its operation can trickle down to any crossover or family sedan! Castrol EDGE synthetic offers a 15,000 mile oil drain interval, well beyond the 3,000 miles of yesteryear. It also has excellent protection against thermal breakdown, the process of engine heat weakening its oil.
Does your car start and stop a lot each day? 75% of engine damage occurs during warmup, the precious few seconds before your oil coats the entire engine. We offer Castrol’s GTX Magnatec® oil, which clings to your engine even after you turn it off. This gives you extra protection against wear, especially in colder winter months.
Does your car need an oil change? Fast Lube Plus serves the entire Triangle, including Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and beyond. Visit us today, and make sure you sign up for our monthly coupons!
Besides your brake pads, fluids are the majority of the most important maintenance to your vehicle to keep on the road for several hundred thousand miles. Friction and heat are enormous by-products of the power your vehicle creates to shuttle us around, and without these fluids your vehicle will simply not work. Keeping these fluids fresh and full can make the difference between simple maintenance and costly repairs.
Which fluids should you check? Here are five of your engine’s fluids you should make a habit of checking:
- Check your oil once a month.
- Check out your owner’s manual to know when to have the oil replaced. Timeframes depend on the car.
- Typical numbers are every 3,000 miles for newer engines up to 7,000 miles for high mileage. Higher mileage engines can go longer due to the parts being “worn in”, causing less friction meaning less lubrication is necessary.
- Transmission fluid should be checked monthly.
- It should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles.
- This is a job for FastLube Plus or another professional, as many times gaskets must be replaced as well.
- Coolant should be checked twice yearly, before summer and before winter.
- It needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 years.
- Low coolant can lead to blown radiators when air (which can expand) enters the cooling system.
- You should check this once a month.
- Brake fluid needs to be replaced every 2 years.
POWER STEERING FLUID
- This fluid should be checked once a month.
- Check your owner’s manual for information of replacing power steering fluid. It greatly depends on the car.
The team at FastLube Plus is always happy to answer any of your questions. We can also check your engine’s fluids and replace any necessary fluids. A well-maintained car is synonymous with safe car. To schedule an appointment please call us at919.387.9996 to find your nearest FastLube Plus location.
Fast Lube Plus is proud to have served Wake and Johnston counties for 15+ years. As the area has grown, so have we. And our next step has taken us further south into Wake County, into the town of Fuquay-Varina. Our newest store there is now open for business!
About the Location
Our Fuquay-Varina store joins our existing locations in Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, and Garner. The shop sits in the heart of town at 1110 North Main Street, across from Walmart. Its proximity to both historic neighborhoods and new developments mean that we can serve as many residents of the city as possible. Main Street’s connection to US 401 also means that commuters can easily stop by on their way home from downtown or the RTP.
Fast Lube Plus is a regionally-based, family-owned comprehensive automotive maintenance provider. Operated by a father and son team, our owners Tom and Joe work alongside technicians in each of our locations. Our regular customers know us by name, and soon you will too.
Fast Lube Plus’ services run the gamut from routine oil changes and maintenance to diagnostics, belt repairs, tune-ups, and brakes. We are also a fully certified North Carolina Emissions Inspection station. We treat even routine maintenance with the same care and respect of the most complex job.
Fuquay-Varina and Southern Wake County are in a unique position. These historically rural communities have bared the brunt of Raleigh’s explosive growth, with Fuquay-Varina doubling in population just since 2000. Much of this is due to the area’s tech industry, particularly in the Research Triangle Park.
With our experience in Raleigh’s other booming suburbs, we know the unique needs of a community on the rise. We understand how to respect old residents while adapting to the needs of transplants. And while we find our daily operations serve a valuable purpose – keeping people on the move – we also respect our place in our communities. Fast Lube Plus gives back through work with the Holly Springs Food Bank, the US Veteran Corps of Cary, and other local charities.
With this new expansion in Fuquay-Varina, we hope to keep a new community on the move!
Come in to any of our five Fast Lube Plus locations between September 1, 2015 and January 31, 2015 and get a FREE NFL Training Tee with your next oil change of 5 quarts or more!
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