Long Beach Oil Changes
Visit ACA for Long Beach Oil Changes
Oil doesn't last forever, so over time, it breaks down and becomes less effective at lubricating your engine, which is why you eventually need an oil change. Oil changes are a critical part of automotive maintenance, but it's a process that that often gets overlooked. The trouble with this is if the neglect goes on for too long, it can cause a host of catastrophic problems with your vehicle. Unfortunately, oil doesn't last forever, so over time, it breaks down and becomes less effective at lubricating your engine. If you need an oil change in Long Beach, California, come by and visit the automotive repair and maintenance experts at Advanced Computer Automotive.
When To Get An Oil Change
One of the best marketing techniques in the automotive industry is the 3,000-mile rule. You were supposed to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles to make sure your oil wasn’t breaking down. People would get those little stickers on the top of their windshield window that would remind them when to get their oil changed. It is a great idea and necessary but not for the reason you think. The reality is that changing your oil every 3,000 miles is not necessary. Most auto manufacturers recommend having your oil changed every 7,500 miles and some of the synthetic oils can last for 15,000 to 20,000 miles without breaking down. However, there is a good reason why it might be a good idea to change your oil more frequently: most people don’t ever look under their hood. In a perfect world, we would routinely inspect our belts and hoses to make sure they were in proper working order and there were no cracks that could potentially lead to a break. A regular oil change would help you identify problems before they get out of hand!
Checking Filters Belts, and Hoses
When you get your oil changed, our trained professionals will check your fluids, filters, belts and hoses to make sure they are in working order. They will top off your fluids, and if you need to have a belt, hose, or filter replaced, they'll let you know. If you drive an average of 15,000 miles per year, that comes out to about five oil changes, roughly the cost for a tow truck if you break down because of a snapped serpentine belt. You can probably even go about 5,000 miles between changes but the important thing is to get it done. While you can do it yourself and save a little bit of money, you still have to deal with properly disposing of used filters and old oil. At Advanced Computer Automotive, we will make sure that your belts and hoses are in good order, top off your fluids, and use only the highest quality motor oils for your oil changes. We're available seven days a week, so visit us at 5101 E Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815, or schedule an appointment by calling 562-421-1905!