This element, essential for the proper functioning of the motor, can have serious consequences for the unit if it is neglected. Oil is an essential part of a well-running engine because it reduces friction, serves as a coolant, and prevents corrosion. That is why neglecting it and not changing it can cause serious damage to your car.Here at Alpha Mechanics we help you keep your car working at full potential for the longest time possible and saving you all hassle and trouble from having to take your vehicle to the mechanic.
How can we check the oil?
You don’t have to go to a workshop. With the engine stopped and cold, remove the dipstick by gently pulling it up. Clean it with a rag or paper and insert it again, up to the stop. Is the stain between the two notches? If the answer is no, you may be in time to save the engine.
The useful life of a car’s oil varies between 5,000 and 30,000 kilometers, depending on the vehicle and the use it is given, since short journeys force the oil and filter to be changed more frequently. The most common is to change it once a year, but it is best to respect the intervals set by the manufacturer.
The oil filter is also very important: its role is to protect the mechanics from impurities that may be floating in suspension in the lubricant. A filter in poor condition can lead to a drop in mechanical performance, premature wear and higher fuel consumption. Also, if we change the oil and leave the old filter, we will be mixing a clean lubricant with a dirty one.
3 reasons why you should change the oil in your car yourself
Oil change is one of the most routine maintenance tasks that a car owner must carry out. And yet, it is one of the “scariest” we have to face from time to time. Being worried over oil change is understandable, we do not want to do something wrong and endanger the physical integrity of our car. Come on looking for excuses, and taking advantage of repairs and other maintenance work so as not to face the oil change personally.
1) Looking for a professional service that allows full control of the materials used
If you have a high-end sports car, a car whose track record is immaculate, or want to keep the review book sealed, then this article may not be for you. However, if your car is a classic whose value no longer depends on the seals of the workshop on duty, or you have a daily car that you like to keep tuned – for many years it has – you are in the right place.
You don’t know which oil will put you on a fast mechanical chain, and if you do, it may not be the best for your car or the best quality. With Alpha Mechanics you can have absolute control over the material used gives me a lot of peace of mind and confidence in the future good operation of the engine.
2) Finding qualified professionals from the first time will save you money in the long run
In many official workshops you can find oil change offers, just as you can find them in fast mechanic workshops. With Alpha Mechanics you can completely forget about all undue stress related to oil changes and other vehicle maintenance procedures. However, changing your oil is a simple task that you can try to do at home.
3) Alpha Mechanics’ Experts are careful enough
Who is going to treat your car better than you? Who will carefully clean every drop of oil that stains the engine? Who’s going to worry that the oil doesn’t spill out while you’re refilling the engine with new oil? We do not deny it, we are a little fond of cleanliness and order, especially with our cars. We like to pamper it and treat it with affection. But our professionals know how to offer a complete maintenance service that keeps your vehicle in optimal conditions. We are going to be careful and meticulous about your car exactly how you would be.
1) Change the oil periodically: it is advisable to replace the oil every 10,000 kilometers.
2) The oil level should not drop dramatically: in case you find oil stains under the vehicle, or if you notice a blue color in the smoke at the exhaust outlet, it is important that you take your car to an official service for a checkup.
3) Be careful with the amount of oil: the oil dipstick has two marks, which inform us of the minimum level and the maximum acceptable. Neither end is right: not too much, not too little oil.
4) The dark color of the oil does not determine its condition: even if after thousands of kilometers the oil does not acquire a black tone, it is because the oil is not cleaning the char.
The oil filter is also very important as it keeps the lubrication circuit protected from impurities, thus extending the life of the engine. The oil filter is a basic element for the proper functioning of the engine and is so low in cost that we recommend replacing it every time it is necessary to replace the lubricating oil.
These filters are generally made with cellulose paper, cotton and synthetic materials using a simple system: the paper is placed on a metal frame so that the pressure of the oil does not deform it and it is screwed onto the support part in the lubrication circuit.
Wrapping up the last details, the most important thing is to always follow the indications that the manufacturer of our vehicle marks. Here at Alpha Mobile Mechanics you are also part of the team, so we explain every detail related to the process and keep you aware of the way we complete this process. For more information about our services and how we can help you with on-spot diesel injectors maintenance do not hesitate to contact us. We’re expecting your call now!