Changing the oil of your vehicle regularly is key to keeping your car in good condition and maximizing its lifespan. Oil lubricates the components, reduces friction and forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls. This helps to cool the engine parts.
At our Yuba City Tire Factory store, we will do much more than just change your oil. With every service we provide, including an oil change, you will also receive a Courtesy Check. Your vehicle will be given a thorough inspection including examining the inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the vehicle. Our findings will be given to you in a written report. We will also go over your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing any vital fluids and filters.
All About Engine Oil
Multi-grade oils – The classifications about oil can be confusing. Most cars today use what is known as “multi-grade” oil. This type of oil will work efficiently in both hot and cold temperatures. Multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.
Now let’s explain this a little further. Each engine oil has its own classification indicating the viscosity (friction or resistance to flow) of the oil. In multi-grade oil each number indicates something. The first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The second number indicates the thickness of the oil at high temperatures. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend multi-grade oils because they work well in a range of temperatures thereby improving gas mileage.
Synthetic Oils – Some types of oil are not petroleum-based. Synthetic oils, lubricants formed from chemicals, are also an alternative. They have some benefits over multi-grade oils such as a higher viscosity over a wider range of temperatures. Which one does your vehicle require? You can check your owner’s manual or ask one of our mechanics.
Come see us next time you need an oil change and get our fast and efficient Courtesy Check. We are the Tire Factory store for Yuba City.