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Oil Changes

Lowell's Auto Repair Provides Lube and Oil Changes

A lube and oil change is a routine maintenance task that involves changing the engine oil and filter of a car. The following are the steps involved in a typical lube and oil change:

  1. Drain the old oil: We remove the oil drain plug and let the old oil drain out of the engine.

  2. Remove the old oil filter: We also remove the old oil filter and replace it with a new one.

  3. Inspect the drain plug and oil filter:  We check the drain plug for any damage or wear and replace it if necessary. We will also check the oil filter for any damage or debris.

  4. Add new oil: We will also add the full amount, and check the oil level and adjust it if necessary.

  5. Check other fluids: As part of the service, we also check other fluids in the car such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant.

  6. Check other parts: We also inspect other parts of the car, such as the air filter, belts, and hoses, and let you know if any further maintenance is needed.

Overall, a lube and oil change is a relatively quick and simple maintenance task that can help keep your car running smoothly and extend its lifespan.

How often?

The frequency of oil changes can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the type of car you have, how you drive it, and the type of oil you use. However, as a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that you get an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.

If you frequently drive in severe conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, dusty or dirty roads, or stop-and-go traffic, you may need to get an oil change more often. You should also follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for oil type and change intervals listed in your car’s owner’s manual.

It’s also worth noting that getting regular oil changes is just one part of maintaining your car. You should also follow a regular maintenance schedule that includes tasks such as checking and replacing filters, inspecting belts and hoses, and maintaining proper tire pressure. Regular maintenance can help keep your car running smoothly and prevent costly repairs down the line.

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