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OIL CHANGE

An oil change at your local Streetsboro OH auto shop: Sounds simple, but there's some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

 

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.

 

That's why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That's because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle running for a long time is to change your oil on schedule.oil change and lube With a full service oil change, your other fluids are checked and topped off so you don't run into problems from low fluids. Your technician may see a developing problem and he'll remind you of any other recommended maintenance.

 

 

Your owner's manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it's based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

 

Also how you drive around Streetsboro OH can have a big effect. Most owner's manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in Streetsboro, short trips to , driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.

 

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in Ohio have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your Streetsboro Ohio service advisor at Jimyz Automotive about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.

 

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at Jimyz Automotive will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.

 


 

OIL CHANGE FOR "SEVERE SERVICE"

Check the owner's manual to see if your driving habits are considered to be "severe service." This type of driving requires more frequent oil changes, warns the Car Care Council. Have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climates (sub-zero driving temperatures) should drop their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30.

 

Description: The typical oil filter consists of a high-strength steel housing containing various types of filtering media. An anti-drainback valve prevents oil from running out of the filter when the engine is off. Today's oil filters have a convenient spin-on design that makes removal and installation easy.

 

Purpose: The oil filter sifts out contaminants, allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. Should the oil filter become restricted or clogged with contaminants, they will flow around the filter. This bypassing is a safety mechanism, but you never want to let oil and filter changes go so long that bypassing takes place.

 

Streetsboro Oil ChangeMaintenance Tips/Suggestions: For best results, consult your owner's manual, but consider that your driving probably constitutes a severe maintenance schedule. Usually, this means oil and filter changes every 3,500 miles or 3 months. An oil change at your local shop: Sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

 

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.

 

That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

 

Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

 

Also how you drive around in our suburban street can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving, short trips or driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.

 

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with our Service Advisor about how you drive and get their recommendation for when to take care of your service.

 

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, our technicians will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.

 

It is Cheaper to Change Your Oil than to Change Your Engine!

 

 



SYNTHETIC OIL

Heard of synthetic motor oil but would like to learn more information on using synthetic oil in Streetsboro? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for conventional oil.

 

where to get oil changeSynthetic doesn’t gel or gum-up like conventional oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving as well as in very hot or very cold conditions, basically the driving done by most people here in the Streetsboro area. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil, with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle.

 

Why is this? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why we’d need a microscope, so we’ll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?

 

Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there’s less friction. That means better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn’t sludge up like conventional oil so it keeps those small oil passages from clogging up.

 

Some manufacturers are extending oil change intervals. The added protection of synthetic oil covers you for these longer intervals. Talk with your service advisor at Jimyz Automotive about how you drive and see if he thinks you can benefit from synthetic oil. Also ask about the appropriate oil change interval for synthetic because it may very well be longer than for conventional oil.

 

Most of us have a busy life and you might occasionally miss an oil change. Go ahead, admit it. Since we’re not perfect, doesn’t it make sense to use a motor oil that’s got your back?

 

Now, synthetic oil costs more. But it lasts longer, protects better and increases fuel economy. You’ll likely save money in the long run. If you’re serious about making your car last longer, synthetic motor oil might be just what you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimyz Automotive Repair Shop for Cars and Light Trucks in Streetsboro Ohio, is located directly across the street from the New Streetsboro High School on Rt.-14. Jimyz proudly serves Akron, Aurora, Cuyahoga Falls, Garrettsville, Hiram, Hudson, Kent, Mantua, Portage County, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Twinsburg and surrounding communities.

 

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