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What should I expect during a routine oil change?

What should I expect during a routine oil change?

Your car, truck, van or SUV engine will have a much longer lifespan when routine oil changes are part of your vehicle care and maintenance plan.  Oil changes, depending on which service provider you choose, are either simple and basic (lube, oil, and filter job) or include 15 point inspections (checking and refilling other necessary fluids and systems in your vehicle).

Commonly, when taking your vehicle in for a routine oil change, your mechanic may discover problems with your car that you weren't aware of.

Basic "lube, oil, and filter" jobs include:

  • Draining all of your old oil and replacing it with new oil
  • Replacing your old oil filter with a new one
  • Lubricating your vehicle's chassis

Your vehicle's oil filter prevents dirt, dust, rust, and other particles from reaching the rest of your vehicle's system. All filters in all vehicles get dirty and need to be replaced, so changing the filter is considered standard in most oil change packages.


Types of oil

There are several reasons why, when scheduling your oil change, your mechanic may ask which kind of oil you use in your vehicle. Among the reasons the mechanic asks are:

  • To let you choose between "basic" oil and synthetic
  • Synthetic offers better protection
  • Motor oil is available in a variety of different thicknesses
  • There may be an option available for your vehicle that differs from what your vehicle's manufacturer recommends

Your mechanic wants to keep your car on the road for as long as possible, just like you do. Ask the expert mechanics at Accurso Automobile Repair what's best for your car. You don't always need the most expensive oil on the market.

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Child Safety Seat Inspection Stations

Make sure your child safety seat(s) are installed correctly at one of the thousands of nationwide child safety seat inspection stations, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

The days of the pandemic are finally on the mend. Now we can take our masks off and breathe a sigh of relief and take that road trip we were planning last Summer. Taking a road trip with the whole gang is a staple in some families, and it has probably been a while since most family members have seen each other face to face. Before you set off on this adventure, making a checklist is probably one of the most important things to do. At the very top of your list shouldn't be to bring extra underwear or an extra toothbrush; nope, it should be to make sure your vehicle can handle the drive!

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What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

Hearing a funny sound coming from your vehicle is never a good thing. Cars can make different noises from time to time. A squealing when you stop usually means your brake pads need to be inspected. 

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What's coming with the Apple Car?

What's coming with the Apple Car?

The Apple Car has been in speculation for years now. Everyone has always wondered when the billion-dollar company would be manufacturing cars. And now, that might actually be happening.

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