Oil Change Humble Texas –
Here at Elite RV and Car Care, we realize that regularly changing the oil in your vehicle, is the single best decision you can make in regards to service. We offer a full line of synthetic oils and filters, as well as BG oil additives and cleaners, to help you get the most out of your vehicle. Come see our Service Manager today for complete details.
The oil in your vehicle’s engine is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Your driving habits will determine how often and what type of oil you should be using. A good rule of thumb is to change your engine oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles. This is just a guideline. If you mainly drive your vehicle in the city with a great deal of start and stop driving this will increase how often you should change your oil. The reason being is that the engine is still running when you are at a stop light yet the mileage is not increasing on the odometer. Another factor is heat. A vehicle’s engine will run at a higher temperature during city driving versus highway. This is due to the lack of wind cooling the engine at higher speeds. When you drive on a highway, the average speed is increased and thus the cooling capacity of your engine.
There are many types and grades of oil on the market today. The standard oil prior to the 1990’s was 10W-30. The viscosity of engine oils have changed a great deal over the last 20 years. Now many vehicle manufacturers have moved to synthetic blends, 5W-30 or even full synthetic oils. The benefits of running synthetic oil is reduced heat and engine wear leading to additional engine longevity. Vehicle manufactures have realized if they produce engines that can have increased longevity based on oil servicing the consumer will become loyal to their brand. The best thing you can do to protect your investment is stay current on oil services and use the highest possible grade oil. Many consumers are price point driven when it comes to oil changes, it is best to consider using the best possible oil in your engine so that you get not only longevity out of the engine, but higher resale value based on how well your vehicle runs. It is worth the extra few dollars for peace of mind.
The average price of a modern vehicle is a great deal more than it was 20 years ago. It is very important to stay up on regular oil change maintenance. With every oil change we at Elite RV & Car Care perform a Comprehensive Inspection that can address maintenance issues at the onset. Preventive maintenance, is the key to saving money on vehicle repairs.
Elite RV & Car Care staff will take the time to give you oil change options based on your driving habits as well as suggested manufacturer specifications. No matter what type of driving you are doing, we have options to help keep your vehicle running in tip top condition for the life of the car.