One of the many important maintenance operations that will keep your car in peak condition is keeping up on oil changes. Oil changes are a cost effective service that will allow your vehicle to operate smoothly and efficiently. Frequent oil changes will also help prevent costly repairs throughout the life of your vehicle.
When will your vehicle need an oil change?
- Typically changes should be performed every 3,000 miles
- Vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations may vary – you should always consult your manual
Our expert technicians will:
- Remove old oil
- Replace old oil filter
- Lubricate fittings where necessary
- Replenish with a high quality oil selection
- Check and top off all fluids
We carry a full selection of conventional, semi-synthetic, and synthetic oil as well as high mileage oil designed for vehicles with more than 75,000 miles. Contact us today to set an appointment.
For common questions like, ‘how much does an oil change cost’, or ‘how often should you get your oil changed’ – contact your trusted technicians at American Tire Inc. in Bardstown, KY.
Why are oil changes necessary?
Ultimately, high operating temperatures lead to the thermal breakdown of oil, rendering it less effective as a lubricant. Lubricant is essential in the prevention of engine part wear due to excessively friction. Acid neutralizing additives in oil decrease in effectiveness over time, and oil eventually becomes saturated with dust, water and combustion residues that cause engine corrosion. Neglecting regular oil changes will lead to poor engine performance. Oil performs many essential functions, and clean oil will perform much more efficiently than dirty oil. Regular oil changes are essential to vehicle’s performance and safety.