Frequently Asked Questions About An Oil Change

An oil change is an important part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance. Today most vehicles are programmed to alert you when an oil change is needed, but it’s also important to understand when one is truly necessary.

What Are The Warning Signs for Oil Change?

If your vehicle does not monitor oil, or you are concerned about your vehicle’s performance, here are 5 common warning signs your vehicle is in need of an oil change.

  • Dark, thick, dirty oil
  • Loud noises, knocking or ticking sounds coming from the engine
  • An Oil Change or Check Engine light is on
  • Some coming from the exhaust
  • Oil smell within the cabin

How Does an Oil Change Help My Vehicle?

When you have your vehicle’s oil changed routinely, you are helping relieve stress from your engine. Keeping up with oil changes helps your vehicle do an efficient job lubricating, cleaning and cooling engine parts. Clean motor oil, along with clean oil filters, helps keep your vehicle’s engine running smoothly.

What’s Included in a Full-Service Oil Change?

When you have a full-service oil change at Fast Lube Plus, you can expect our technicians to do a comprehensive maintenance service that includes.

  • Your choice or oil (synthetic or conventional)
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Lubrication to all fittings

A technician will check the following:

  • Air Filter
  • Engine Inspection for leaks
  • Belt and Hose inspections
  • Tire Pressure Check
  • Inspection of your vehicle’s undercarriage

What Is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is a man-made oil from artificially made chemical compounds. They have a naturally higher viscosity index which is designed to help provide advanced protection against major engine stress such as friction, heat, and debris.

What is Conventional Oil?

Conventional oil is an oil lubricant that is derived directly from crude oil. It has excellent properties that allow it to provide lubrication at high and low temperatures. Conventional oil is more likely to thin at higher temperatures and thicken during colder temperatures.


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