What You Need to Know.
Oil is the life blood of your vehicle, so why would you settle for anything less than the absolute best? To keep the engine functioning properly, there are many moving parts to help it achieve its job. Without the proper lubrication, those moving parts will wear out over time. This can cause even the best engine to seize up and cease operating.
Why Is a Regular Oil Change Important?
Just as you work to hydrate and maintain your own body, you must treat your vehicle in the same manner. Today’s synthetic motor oils work to not only lubricate engine parts but deflect the heat created by friction inside the engine. Over time, even the best synthetic motor oils can break down in quality. If you go too long without a regular oil change, oil can begin to become thick and more akin to sludge than anything else. This is because oil will naturally pick up dirt, grime and water as it moves through your engine. The longer dirty oil is left circulating in your engine, the more sediment is deposited everywhere. If left for too long, you’re often looking at a massive engine failure that can lead to the vehicle being unusable.
It’s not just about changing your oil either, you want to make sure the oil that is running through your engine is always running as clean as possible. Having the proper oil filter can make sure your oil is cleaner, meaning your vehicle will run smoother. How does an oil filter work exactly? Most oil filters will be a metal can with a sealing gasket. This gasket must be tight against the vehicle’s mating surface, so oil does not leak out! When oil passes through the filter housing inside the can via the oil pump, the oil is moved under pressure to squeeze out any impurities. The clean oil is then filtered back through the engine. Our oil filters are only chosen from renowned vendors such as FVP, Carquest and Parts Plus!
Regular Maintenance Matters.
Avoid expensive engine and part replacements by giving your vehicle a regular oil change service here at Pat’s Auto Service Center. Regular oil changes can improve gas mileage which will help make your vehicle more efficient. Most automotive care experts suggest that you change your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles. Since fresh oil helps the engine work without straining itself, the engine will also last longer. Our ASE certified technicians are the masters of their craft, providing you with only the highest quality lubrication. Pat’s is more than just another lube shop. We possess over 50 years of oil-changing experience and keeping vehicles running strong.
Pat’s has a wide variety of oil including Dexos compatible synthetic oils, to help give you the best oil changer service in Wilmington. This includes 5W-30 and 5W-20 synthetic blend oils. Respected brands like FVP, Mobil 1 and STP help to give you the edge in maintaining a clean bill of health for your engine. The pros at Pat’s always makes sure that you get only the best to keep your vehicle running like a hero.
The Bottom Line.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Toyota oil change, Honda oil change, BMW oil change, Chevrolet oil change, Ford oil change, or Volkswagen oil change because we do it all! Our technicians have you covered! We change oil for all makes and models both domestic and imports, as well as oil changes for both gasoline and diesel engines.