Changing your oil according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendation is perhaps the single most important
maintenance that you can perform to keep your vehicle running. As the parts in your engine work together, they
create tremendous heat through friction. Without oil, the heat would actually melt these parts together. By having oil
in your vehicle, it keeps the moving parts of your engine lubricated and reduces the heat. Motor oil also contains
special additives to help the engine work more efficiently.
Through normal driving, the constant heat in the engine begins to break down the oil.
Over time, small bits of debris and dirt can get into the oil making it less slippery so that it doesn't protect the engine
To make sure your engine is protected at all times, your vehicle manufacturer recommends changing the oil and oil
filter regularly. This will keep your engine working its best and may avoid costly repairs down the road.
The nature of an engine "tune-up" has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine
works has not. Clean gas and air needs to be driven to the vehicle's cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark
plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy vehicle. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and
corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased gas mileage and
performance. That's why we examine your vehicle's air filter when you stop in, and why we recommend that you follow
manufacturers' recommendations for replacing such key components as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase
Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs when they are no longer working at maximum efficiency.
Brake warning light comes on Your car pulls to one side when braking instead of stopping in a straight line Brake
pedal is mushy or very hard to depress Brakes must be pumped to work properly Wheel(s) are excessively hot after
short drives When applied, brakes grab causing jerky stops Brakes grind with continuous loud metallic noise when