Oil Changes

At Black’s Tire & Auto Service in Raleigh, NC, we regularly see vehicles that have well over 200,000 miles on the odometer, with plenty of good miles left to go. That’s a far cry from the 70s and 80s, when you’d be lucky to get 130,000 miles out of a car before it was ready for the salvage yard.

Raleigh, NC Oil Changes & Oil Filter Replacements

You’ll never be able to get that kind of longevity out of a car, however, without the right preventive maintenance, and a big part of that preventive maintenance is oil changes at regular intervals.

Oil Changes in Raleigh, NCFor years, the “3,000 mile rule” was considered an industry standard for oil changes. Today’s conventional oil contains detergents, friction modifiers and other additives that enable a 5,000 mile oil change without any loss of engine protection. For older vehicles with over 80,000 miles, high-mileage synthetic blend oil is available. Synthetic blend contains viscosity modifiers that help compensate for looser internal engine clearances and seal conditioners that can swell leaky gaskets that may have dried and shrunk over time.

Synthetic oil is now the preferred oil for newer vehicles; it’s been proven superior in every aspect of engine protection, in testing and real-world experience. Synthetic motor oil is more stable and uniform at the molecular level; it won’t thin out at high temperatures or become thicker in extreme cold. This is especially important at startup, when motor oil has to quickly circulate and reach upper engine assemblies like valve components and cam bearings.

Your engine will naturally contaminate motor oil with carbon, water vapor, acids and microscopic metal particles. Failure to stick to a regular oil change regimen will result in thick, sludgy carbon deposits on internal engine assemblies and speed up engine wear. In the end, it’s your choice – you can spend a little money now for oil changes at regular intervals, or spend a lot of money later for an engine overhaul. Not much of a choice, though, is it?

Blacks Tire and Auto Service offers Oil Changes in Raleigh, NC

Blacks Tire and Auto Service provides high quality oil changes and oil filter replacements in Raleigh, NC at a price you can afford. Schedule an appointment for your next oil change today! Blacks Tire and Auto Service is proud to be your number one auto repair shop and provider of tires in Raleigh, NC.

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