CLEAN ENGINE EQUALS A SMOOTH RIDE
Motor oil helps keep your car's engine running smoothly while reducing the wear on all its moving parts. Over time, oil begins to breakdown and wear out, making it less effective at lubricating your engine, transferring heat.
Our Full Service Oil Change Includes:
New, Top-Quality Oil Filter
Service Performed While You Wait
5 Quarts Of Quality Name Brand Oil
Lubrication Of Chassis Components According To Your Vehicle.
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Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It reduces friction, lessens wear, provides lubrication, forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts.
Without the cleaning action of new oil, carbon and varnish buildup would be toxic to the engine. And engine oil even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts.
With a Kings County Collision & Repair, oil change or any other service, you’ll receive a Courtesy Check. We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car, then give you a written report.
MOST COMMON OIL CHANGE QUESTIONS
Q: Engine Oil
A: Most cars on the road today use multi-grade oil — one that can work efficiently in cold and hot weather. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.
Q: About The Oil Classification System
A: Each engine oil comes with a classification indicating its viscosity, which is its friction or resistance to flow. In a multi-grade oil, the first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The lower the number, the lighter the oil and the better it will perform at lower temperatures. The second number indicates the thickness of that same oil at high temperatures. For example, a 5W-30 oil will flow as a 5-weight oil at zero degrees Fahrenheit and as a 30-weight oil at 210 degrees Fahrenheit
Q: Why viscosity is a concern.
A: During cold starting, only a small amount of oil is present in the upper parts of engines. To lessen the friction when upper engine parts, such as the valve train, pistons, overhead cam and cam bearings, scrub against each other, a lower viscosity allows the oil to reach the components more quickly.
Q: Why 5W-30 and 5w-20 oils are so popular.
A: Many vehicles today leave the factory with 5W-30 or 5w-20 engine oil. Vehicle manufacturers recommend them because they are lighter oils that perform well in a range of temperatures and help improve gas mileage.
Q: Synthetic Oils
Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range
Reduced oil thickening
Reduced wear and increased load-carrying ability.
Q: I don't drive a lot. Do I still need an oil change?
A: Your owner’s manual should give you a recommended mileage interval and a recommended time interval for an oil change – for example, it might say “every 5,000 miles or every six months.” To help keep your car in tip-top shape, follow whichever oil change interval comes first – in your case, probably the time interval.
Q: Should I use the same brand of oil in my car, or is it OK to change it up?
A: It’s okay to change the brand, but not necessarily the type (conventional, high-mileage, synthetic oil). Our service technicians can help you find the right oil for your make and model.
Q: What does oil viscosity grade mean? Which one should I use?
“Viscosity” is the fancy word for the motor oil’s thickness. Our service technician can help you determine the right viscosity for your make and model.
Q: Will my check engine light come on if I need an oil change?
A: No. If your “Check Engine” light comes on, it’s an indicator that something’s up, but don’t worry. It may be something small. Bring your vehicle in to Kings County Collision & Repair at your earliest convenience so we can take a look.
Q: Why is it bad for my car if I don't change the oil regularly?
A: Oil lubricates the moving parts of your engine and keeps them cool by lowering friction and carrying heat away. It also keeps any grit or tiny particles from scratching tightly-fitted parts. Heat breaks down oil and can make the oil gummy or watery (or both), so that it doesn’t lubricate properly. And the longer it’s in the engine, the more contaminated it gets.
Q: Should I consider using synthetic oil?
A: Synthetic oil lubricates better than traditional motor oil, and it stands up to high heat better without turning into gel or getting watery. Some blends of synthetic oil are designed to keep high-mileage vehicles rolling longer. Others are meant for high-performance engines. Still others can help to improve your car’s fuel mileage. Interested in switching? Speak with our service technician to find the right one for you.