Why Regular Oil Changes Are Important
We make oil change service easy here at Dynamic Automotive in Frederick, Maryland. Our advanced-level technicians are well-versed in servicing all makes and models, and our state-of-the-art repair shop is equipped to perform an oil change in no time with our quick lube services. Contact us today to learn more!
Why Do Car Engines Need Oil?
You may have heard the phrase, "Oil is the lifeblood of an engine," before—but do you know what it means? An engine is a piece of machinery composed of several different parts, and oil ensures those parts can perform their duties properly. Oil's main function is lubrication. The liquid's natural viscosity allows the parts to work smoothly independently and dependently, minimizing friction and premature wear. In addition to lubrication, oil helps maintain a level temperature to prevent overheating; it absorbs any excessive heat and transfers it away from the major engine components. Its third job is keeping the engine clean and free of harmful contaminants. As oil courses through the engine, it collects dust, debris, and dirt and brings it to the filter. Oil is a necessary fluid for all engine types, and the fresher and cleaner it is, the more effective it is.
When Does My Car Need Its Oil Changed?
First and foremost, it's always important to follow the guidelines stated in your vehicle's owner's manual; this is also what our technicians will reference when you bring your car in. It used to be that cars should get their oil changed every 3,000 miles. However, modern vehicles have lengthened oil change intervals due to advancements in engineering. Now, a normal timeframe is 5,000 to 8,000 miles (even up to 15,000 miles depending on the type of oil used). How often you drive, where you drive, and vehicle type all contribute to the frequency at which your car needs an oil change. If you neglect changing your vehicle's oil at the recommended interval, you may start to experience increased engine noise, excessive vehicle exhaust, shaking while idling, a drop in fuel economy, and irregular oil texture or low oil levels.
Different Types of Oil Available
Oil is categorized into four main types: conventional, high mileage, synthetic, and synthetic blend. Our technicians will determine the best type of oil for your vehicle based on its age, condition, and mileage. Conventional is designed for "simple" engine designs and regular driving styles. Therefore it's generally the most used type of oil. High mileage oil is specially formulated for vehicles with more than 75,000 miles, designed to prevent burn-offs and leaks accompanied by older engines. Synthetic oil is chemically engineered for fewer impurities and with higher-performing additives, while synthetic blend motor oil combines synthetic and conventional base oils. To learn more about the different types of oil we offer, contact us today at (301) 662-3300.
Schedule "Oil Change Service near Me" Today
Routine oil changes result in prolonged engine life and increased performance. Schedule an oil change appointment today here at Dynamic Automotive, your trusted repair shop complete with state-of-the-art equipment, highly intelligent mechanics, and the commitment to be and do our best with every service. We look forward to seeing you soon here at 11 Byte Court, Suite D.