Get your Oil Changed by Evans Automotive Service in Pensacola
While the old standard for oil and oil filter changes was three months or three thousand miles, newer vehicles and those using fully synthetic oil may go longer between service. On the other hand, cars and trucks subjected to heavier-than-normal use may need to have the oil and filter changed more often. No matter what you drive, the oil and filter should be replaced at least as often as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer in your owner’s manual. While your vehicle is on our shop, we’ll perform a multi-point inspection to ensure the fluids and components are in good shape and at the proper levels.
Why the Need for Oil Changes?
Regular oil changes are an important part of keeping your engine running efficiently. Over time, the engine oil breaks down and becomes less effective as a lubricant. If your engine is allowed to operate without the proper lubrication that clean, fresh oil provides, it will begin to suffer damage.
As you drive, your oil also becomes contaminated with dirt and combustion deposits. When these pollutants build up within your oil they act as abrasives and wear down internal engine parts. Changing your oil and filter gives your engine a fresh start by removing the dirt and deposits suspended within the old oil.
More Benefits of Clean Oil and Oil Changes
In addition to lubricating the interior of your engine, oil works to reduce friction and cools engine parts. Fresh oil also helps to clean the deposits of carbon and varnish that can build up on your engines internal surfaces. Additionally, oil helps to form a tight seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls in your engine and serves as a dampener to reduce engine noise.
Oil changes at Evans Automotive Service Center in Pensacola are very affordable and provide valuable protection against engine damage. We offer petroleum-based, synthetic and petroleum-synthetic blends approved for most foreign and domestic vehicle oil changes.
Should I use Synthetic Oil in My Vehicle?
While they are more expensive, synthetic oils provide a higher degree of protection and don’t typically need to be changed as often as petroleum-based engine oils. Because synthetic oils don’t break down as easily, they’re more effective at preventing engine wear. By maintaining a higher viscosity over a broader range of engine temperatures, synthetic oils provide superior protection for your engine and its parts.
Change Your Oil Filters, Too!
Oil filters work to sift out contaminants that can cause damage to internal engine parts, allowing the oil to flow through the engine easier. Over time, oil filters become clogged with these contaminants and are less and less effective.
If possible, we’ll also lubricate the chassis – the frame and other components to which the body is attached. In older vehicles, this will keep your ride smoother and quieter by eliminating squeaks and reducing friction between parts.
Note: Many of today’s vehicles have closed chassis lubrication systems that do not require or allow external lubrication.
We’ll Recycle Your Used Motor Oil
Evans Automotive Service Center recycles all of the used oil we collect during an oil change. Whether you come to us for oil changes or you’re a do-it-yourselfer who drops off used oil at our location, you can trust that we’ll dispose of your used oil properly so it can be cleaned and re-used. Used oil is an environmental hazard, and we are happy to provide this service to keep our community safe and healthy.
Protect Your Vehicle’s Engine With the Right Oil and Filters From Evans Automotive
Chances are the engine is the most expensive component of your vehicle, so it makes good sense to take care of it. Fortunately, that’s very easy to do. Following the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for oil and oil filter changes can protect your engine’s parts and maximize its service life.