Even though all Garden Grove car owners know they should get their vehicle’s oil changed regularly, there’s also so many reasons why people may put it off. I don’t have time, it cost too much, I hate waiting, I don’t like auto shop restrooms and so on. Here at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove we know how you feel. We and our families have all gone through those same frustrations and that’s why we want to put your mind at ease. First, the easy answers. Orozco’s Auto Service maintains the cleanest of waiting rooms and restrooms. We have several options for making appointments over the phone or online. You can also drop off your vehicle and we can drop you off at your home or office within 10 miles. Getting regular oil serve will save you more in the long run.
Now to make you feel even better here’s what does an oil change does, and why it’s so important? Something as simple as an oil change may not seem critical to keeping your car running well, but neglecting your vehicles oil can cause some serious problems. Here’s why you need to make sure you get an oil change at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.
Adding oil versus changing oil: If you check your vehicle’s dipstick and the oil level is low, then adding oil is a quick but temporary way to fix the problem and get back on the road. Keep in mind that most cars will start to burn a little oil as they age.
Changing the oil: This is a bit more involved, it requires draining the engine of all the old oil that is most likely very black in color due to dirt and debris and replacing it with fresh oil to a specified level indicated by the dipstick. You will also need to get a new oil filter, which will help to keep the fresh oil clean by collecting some of that dirt and debris that the oil captures on its way through your car’s engine. Your vehicle’s oil needs to be changed when it gets too dirty to accomplish its mission of keeping the engine components moving smoothly. At Orozco’s Auto Service, we do all this and give your vehicle a full inspection along with checking and topping off all fluids that appear low which is part of our recommended maintenance plan.
Another reason oil changes are so important is because the primary function of your engine’s oil is keeping the metal parts of your engine lubricated. This will prevent any metal-on-metal contact, which can cause engine damage that can be very costly to repair. A thin layer of oil on key components keeps them all sliding smoothly and reduces friction that could otherwise harm your engine over time. Reducing friction also reduces heat buildup, which can also be a problem for your engine.
Additionally oil keeps it clean. If you look at the contents of a fresh bottle of oil, you’ll notice that it’s more of a golden amber color compared to the brown or black oil on your dipstick. That’s because it’s clean. As oil moves through your engine, it carries away dirt and grime that gradually turns the oil dark. Dark, dirty oil will not do a good job of lubricating or cleaning your engine. You should get your oil changed at the manufacturer’s recommended intervals to ensure that your engine remains clean and running smoothly. Luckily Garden Grove isn’t particularly a dirty or dusty environment, but if you travel to that type of a climate you should get your oil (not to mention their air filters) changed more often.
Lastly, If you see your oil change light lit on your dashboard, do not ignore it. Your car likely isn’t in immediate danger of being damaged, but the light coming on is definitely not something to ignore. If it’s on, your oil needs attention. It may just be low and need to be topped off, but if it’s time for an oil change, be sure to make an appointment at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove within the next few days.
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs