Oil Changes in Grants Pass, Oregon
One of the most frequent and important services a vehicle needs for preventative maintenance is an oil change. Accurately called a lube, oil and filter service (LOF), an oil change is critical for maintaining the condition of your vehicle’s engine components. It doesn’t matter if you are driving around Grants Pass or commuting on I-5, your engine oil becomes contaminated with particles of metal, water and even some fuel as you drive. Following the manufacturer’s specifications for oil changes and maintenance will keep your engine running for many miles to come.
What is a LOF?
Your vehicle relies on oil, lubrication and an oil filter to keep running at peak performance. Your engines contains a lot of moving parts, and keeping them lubricated is important to reduced friction, keep the engine cool and improve fuel economy.
With all the moving parts, such as the pistons and valves, heat is created in the engine. This heat can wear down the engine without sufficient and clean oil. Maintaining the proper quantity and type of oil in your engine will prevent wear and overheating. The longer the oil is in the engine compartment the more dirt and sludge builds up. Dirt can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the engine.
Which brings us to why the oil filter is such an important and misunderstood part of a LOF service. The oil filter cleans the oil as it passes through which prevents the abrasive contaminants from damaging the parts of the engine. A quality oil filter is based on particle retention and dirt-holding capacity. A manufacturer made oil filter is designed specifically to fit your vehicle, meaning it will preform more effectively. Filtering out the dirt and grime more efficiently than the generic brand.
Lube, Oil & Filter Services at Jim Sigel Automotive
The goal of the Jim Sigel Service Department is ensure you can have many miles on the road with your vehicle. Our techs are trained by Chevrolet, Honda and Nissan as well as A.S.E. certified. You will have the peace of mind knowing that the person working on your vehicle has years of training and is truly a master of their trade. Not only do we service Chevrolet’s, Honda’s and Nissan’s we are willing to work on anything that rolls in. From a Ford to a Fiat we will get greasy and oily so you don’t have to!
While it is easy to put off the maintenance of your car, spending money upfront on oil changes can save you thousands in the long run. Our Service Advisors are ready to help you decide between standard or synthetic oil and our Techs preform a Multi-Point Inspection with every service. Not only will you walk away with clean oil, but peace of mind your vehicle is preforming correctly.
Our Lube Oil & Filter Service Includes:
- Chassis lube
- New oil filter
- Add recommended oil
- Check fluid levels and top off as needed
- Check and adjust tire pressure
- Free multi point inspection