An oil change and filter replacement is one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance while extending the life of your vehicle. Oil is responsible for lubricating the working components inside your vehicle’s engine while reducing the amount of friction between them. Because the engine generates a substantial amount of heat, oil acts as a cooling agent as it circulates through the engine. Oil also absorbs other harmful particles created during the combustion process and directs them to the oil filter, which filters out the debris and contaminants for clean, free-flowing oil. Together, the oil and oil filter keep your vehicle’s engine operating at optimal levels of performance.
How often should you change your oil?
During an oil change, we will replace your engine’s old oil with new oil and replace the oil filter. We will also lubricate the chassis components of the vehicle according to the standards of the manufacturer. At the end of every lube, oil and filter change, our staff will have ensured that your engine oil is clean and the working parts of your engine are properly lubricated.
Contact us today if you have any questions about our oil change service.
Benefits Of An Oil And Filter Change
Over time, as oil becomes saturated with contaminants, excess particles are left behind in the engine, where they can form deposits and cause significant wear to the engine. Oversaturated oil loses its lubrication, which will eventually lead to an overworking engine, excess heat, and engine failure. Excessive heat can also lead to thermal breakdown in your engine oil, causing a change in the oil’s viscosity, and resulting in decreased oil flow. Similarly, dirty oil flows more slowly, causing the engine to work harder, leading to increased engine wear.
Types of Oil
There are several types of oil to choose from when you get your oil change performed at Ramona Tire:
Synthetic Oil is the best of the best. Synthetic oil molecules are more uniform in shape, which allows them to flow easily and provide the lubricity needed for today’s modern automotive engines. Organic oil, on the other hand, has molecules of varying size and shape. Think of it this way: which would roll easier down a tube? A set of ball bearings, or pebbles?
Synthetic oil also has a higher resistance to thermal breakdown – which means that while other oils break down due to heat, synthetic oil can keep it’s properties for longer.
High Mileage Oil
High Mileage Oil contains special ingredients which help it to restore aging seals and cut down on leaks for engines with 75,000 miles or more of service. These oils are also more resistant to thermal breakdown than your typical organic oil.
Conventional Oil is your basic, organic oil at the basic price point. Conventional oil is commonly used, but is used less and less in modern engines which demand more from the oil that lubricates internal components.
Not sure which oil to use? Check with the friendly neighborhood experts at Ramona Tire – they’ll take into consideration the year, make and model of your vehicle as well as the mileage to determine which is the best oil for you.
Quick Oil Change in Inland Empire
Ramona Tire proudly serves drivers in Inland Empire. Oil and filter changes are offered at our locations in:
- Beaumont, CA
- Hemet, CA
- Indio, CA
- Mission Viejo, CA
- Moreno Valley, CA
- Murrieta, CA
- Ontario, CA
- Palm Desert, CA
- Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- Redlands, CA
- Riverside, CA
- San Clemente, CA
- San Jacinto, CA
- Temecula, CA
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