Oil Change Service at Basil Family Dealerships
Why Get Your Vehicle’s Oil Changed
Engine oil works as your vehicle’s lifeblood, allowing for peak performance and keeping up its longevity. It provides lubricant to the many internal components to prevent friction and heat that can quickly erode or break certain parts. Replacing your oil regularly helps preserve your engine parts so you won’t have to spend money on new ones. Engines with neglected oil changes can also lead to other parts of the machine malfunctioning endangering you and your passengers.
How to Know Your Vehicle’s Oil Needs Changing
Knowing the signs of oil-related problems will not just save you money but also ensure your safety. Every now and then, it’s important to take the time to notice these glaring signs your vehicle needs an oil change.
Oil Leaking Beneath Vehicle
Next time you park in your garage, check if your vehicle leaves a pool of oil behind. This indicates a leak through the Valve Cover Gasket(s), the Oil Pan Drain Plug, or the Oil Pan Gasket. If you see this, immediately schedule an inspection with one of our trained technicians. Ignoring even the smallest leak can lead to lowering oil pressure and adding serious damage to the engine.
Check Oil Warning Light
It can get understandably stressful to see a warning light on your dashboard, but you need to respond to it as soon as you notice it. The Oil Warning light, usually identified as an oil can, indicates low oil pressure. AS mentioned before, a loss in oil pressure can lead to malfunctioning or damaged engine parts. If you see this light, stop driving your vehicle as soon as possible and take it to one of our repair locations near Buffalo, NY.
Why have your vehicle’s engine oil serviced at Basil Family Dealerships?
Getting your oil changed at one of our maintenance locations means you’ll get a dedicated staff of technicians who know your vehicle inside and out. Come to Basil Family Dealership’s eleven reliable auto repair shops for a quick, simple and affordable oil change where you’re always a member of our family. Schedule a service with our trained and certified technicians to find any the issues with your vehicle and at a reasonable price that other car repair shops in Buffalo, NY can’t match.
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Oil Change FAQ
What does an oil change do?
An oil change involves replacing your engine oil and your oil filter with fresh components. Typically, oil is drained from the bottom of your engine via the oil pan or sometimes even extracted from the top of the engine using specialized equipment. The oil filter is also removed and a new filter is installed along with a corresponding gasket or o-ring. Finally, fresh engine oil is added to your engine. Engine oil is responsible for keeping your engine protected from harmful friction and heat by lubricating its internal components. Regularly changing your oil is essential for maximizing performance and extending the life of your engine.
How long do oil changes take?
As one of the more basic services that your vehicle may require, an oil change at a dealership typically takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour. The technician will usually place your vehicle on an automotive lift, drain the existing oil from the bottom of the engine, remove the old oil filter, and then reverse the process when installing fresh oil and a fresh oil filter. Although wait times can vary and specific procedures may take longer depending on the make and model of your vehicle, you shouldn’t expect a long wait for your next oil change.
How long does oil last in a car not driven?
It’s no secret that your engine oil can break down over the course of 5,000 miles of driving (the most typical oil change interval for many vehicles). However, did you know that time, exposure to oxygen, and changes in temperature can break down your oil even if your vehicle sits without being driven for an extended period of time? Engine oil is formulated with several specific additives and materials that wear out over time, even if you don’t drive your car! It’s still a smart idea to have your engine oil changed at least once every 6 months to 1 year if your vehicle has been sitting for an extended period of time.