Oil Change

Oil Change in Charlotte, NC

Protecting Your Engine -- Mecklenburg Automotive

Too many people put off having their oil changed because they think it’s not that big of a deal. They’re only partially correct. Performing an oil change isn’t a big deal because it’s a pretty easy task. Putting it off, however, is a huge deal. By avoiding this service, you and your vehicle are at risk of further physical and financial damage. At Mecklenburg Automotive & Collision Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, we strive to make your experience convenient and comfortable, and we love saving our customers money. Check our services page for a coupon. This has to be the least expensive, money-saving service you can have done to your vehicle. Keep your money in the bank for a nice vacation, or other special events, and call our one-stop-shop today at (704) 392-1253 for your next oil change. Our ASE certified technicians will get you in and out and on the road for another 5,000-7,000 miles.

Significance of an Oil Change

What does oil do for a vehicle anyway? Its most important role is to lubricate the internal combustion engine and its components while keeping the engine cool, and cleaning bits of debris that sometimes make their way in. Oil also reduces friction and prevents rust. For such a simple compound, it has quite a big responsibility, and as car owners and auto shop technicians, it is our responsibility to make sure it’s not neglected. As oil ages, it becomes less effective at cooling down and buttering up all the parts. At this point your engine may overheat. Worse yet, metal-on-metal friction, grinding and corrosion will lead to major engine damage. That will surely eat up your vacation fund. Let’s work together so that doesn’t happen. The responsible, skilled auto mechanics at Mecklenburg Auto refer to individual manufacturer standards to ensure the right oil is used in your vehicle. Our goal is to get right every time.

How Often You Need an Oil Change

Fortunately, many newer vehicles from 2010 and up have sensors that alert drivers when it’s time for an oil change. There are even some General Motors models that have been equipped with an oil life monitoring system since the late 80’s. The old rule of thumb that you should get an oil change every 3 months/3,000 miles is exactly that, and old rule. According to a newer recommendation, motorists of most modern cars, trucks, and SUVs should schedule an oil change somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. The real tell-tale sign, however, is when the oil change warning signal lights up on your dash. When this happens, call the professionals at Mecklenburg Automotive & Collision Center located at 3227 Wilkinson Boulevard. And if you’re just not sure, give us a ring. We’re happy to offer advice and answer all your questions.