- August 6, 2021
- Posted by: Spectra
- Category: Auto Maintenance
Want to make sure your car will last for years and years? The easiest way is to stay on top of the maintenance required to keep it running smoothly. Having a quick oil change will keep your engine running great, even with the rising temperatures of summer. Engine oil is one of the most important consumable components for your engine. It lubricates the moving parts and prevents excess friction and heat from damaging them. Motor oil also helps prevent corrosion and oxidation. Once it loses its ability to effectively cool, lubricate, and protect the engine it becomes ineffective and must be replaced. Let Spectra Auto Services show you why they are the best Oil Change in Frederick, by scheduling a service today to perform an Oil Change, Fluids Check, and Oil Filter & Air Filters replacement.
Summertime Routine Maintenance
Summertime is a great time to schedule your routine maintenance. The rigors of winter are over and your car is most likely ready for a little TLC. It’s also a good idea to have your routine maintenance done before starting a driving vacation or road trip. Nothing ruins an anticipated camping adventure, like being stuck on the side of the road with car troubles.
How often you have your oil changed depends on several factors. Start off with what your owner’s manual suggests, then customize it for your specific driving style, environment and needs. Routinely driving in heavy traffic or in a dusty location can impact the frequency of your oil changes. A quality auto shop can help you determine the best schedule for you and your car.
Which Oil Should I Use?
Most modern oils now come in multi-viscosity varieties that automatically adjust to temperature changes that occur with the seasons. These types of oils are designated by the high and low numbers in their name (ie. SAE 10W-30 and SAE 0W-40 for European cars). The best recommendation I can offer is to read your owner’s manual. Your manual will have a suggested type and weight (sometimes even including a brand name). Your vehicle’s manufacturer designed your car and knows the specific needs of your engine better than anyone else. If your driving style or environment falls outside ‘normal use’, then a qualified service technician can help guide you in choosing the correct oil for your car.
The oil filter in your car removes contaminants flowing through the system and should be replaced whenever you have your oil changed.
The engine air filter allows your combustion engine to breathe. It captures solid particles like pollen, dirt, mold, and bacteria from the air and prevents them from entering the engine’s components and causing wear. In many places, spring and summer pollen can clog an air filter completely. If the air filter looks clogged or especially dirty, it should be replaced.
When you schedule an Oil Change Service at Spectra Auto in Frederick, MD, it is not limited to just your oil. It also includes an inspection and top-off of all the other fluids in your vehicle, including:
- Brake Fluid
- Transmission Fluid
- Power Steering Fluid
- Windshield Wiper Fluid
Quality Oil Change Services
Spectra Auto Services, Inc. has been in the business of helping our community with all their vehicle concerns since 1989. Our full service station is the BEST one-stop-shop for all your fluid and oil change needs.
Request An Oil Change Service
Contact us online or by calling (301) 695-5990 today to request an oil change appointment.