Most vehicle owners know that routinely changing motor oil is vital to maintaining a car’s performance. It helps keep the engine clean and lubricated, which in turn allows the system to perform at its best. At Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas, we make sure that your car’s engine is always filled with high-quality motor oil. Our ASE Certified technicians can help you find the right motor oil for your vehicle and budget. They’ll then quickly perform the oil change service and send you on your way so that you can continue with your day.
It should come as no surprise that you need to replace the motor oil to maintain the engine’s performance capabilities. Even the highest quality of motor oil can become inefficient, and even harmful, over time and consistent usage. Has it been a while since your car’s last oil change? Not sure if it needs one? Here are just a few common warning signs to look for if you think your vehicle needs oil service:
As motor oil continues to cycle through the engine, it begins to lose a lot of its amber, clean appearance and takes on a darker, dirtier look. Although it’s understandable to think something may be wrong, it’s actually quite normal. Motor oil helps clean the engine from any contaminants, and a darker color indicates that the oil is doing its job. But even though this is normal, we still suggest changing the oil whenever you can. If you let this oil continue to cycle, it will eventually take on a black, sludgy look that can severely damage the engine.
After an oil change, most shops will place a sticker on the top left of the windshield, indicating the date and mileage in which your car will need service next. If you aren’t sure when your vehicle needs its next oil change, check the sticker! Is it past the date shown? Is your car’s mileage over what’s indicated? Then there’s a very good chance your vehicle needs an oil change. Most vehicles will need an oil change every 3,000 miles or three months, so although you may be fine going a week or two over, we suggest staying as close to the indicated date and mileage as possible.
As the lifeblood of the engine, it’s crucial that your vehicle always has fresh and clean motor oil. Make sure you schedule your oil change service by reaching out to Premier1 Auto Care in San Antonio, Texas. Our ASE Certified technicians can quickly replace the old oil with fresh, clean oil to ensure your vehicle’s engine is always clean and lubricated. We’ll quickly get you in and out of our facility so you can continue to focus on what matters most, without having to worry about the condition of your vehicle.
For questions about our services or scheduling requests, feel free to give us a call at (210) 202-1902 and chat with one of our staff. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and schedule a visit in person. You can find us on 16308 San Pedro Avenue, next to the Hollywood Park Police Department. We look forward to working with you and your vehicle!