Kenosha Oil Change Service

The Best Oil Change is an Appointment Away – Visit Dave’s Today!

Is your oil light on? Then it’s time to bring your vehicle into our Kenosha auto maintenance shop, but what oil is better – synthetic or conventional? While conventional oil is considered “evil” because it’s derived from petroleum, synthetics are unfortunately formed by chemicals that are no less harmful to the environment – but there’s still a big difference between them. Synthetics can last as much as three times longer than conventional oil, which means you could be dumping less than 15 to 24 quarts of oil per year. Synthetics have also been shown to produce less resistance in the engine and therefore offer more horsepower and overall efficiency. This added horsepower in return means the engine can perform at the same level as before, but using slightly less gas. In general, more performance oriented vehicles require synthetic because of the high heat that builds in these type of engines, whereas conventional engines don’t require anything special. Even though synthetics may last longer they can be twice the price of conventional oil changes, so if you’re still stumped on which to choose, your best option is to reference your owner’s manual.

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes & Car Maintenance

A quality oil and filter change involves draining out the old oil in your vehicle and refilling it with fresh motor oil. The oil filter also gets replaced at the same time. Regular oil changes will keep your vehicles engine running smoothly, even in Wisconsin’s harsh winters.

Why Keep Up With Regular Oil Changes:

  • Oil undergoes thermal breakdown due to high operating temperatures. When this occurs, the oil becomes less effective as a lubricant, and without a good lubricant parts of the engine rub together and wear each other out.
  • Oil also contains additives that have the ability to neutralize acids. Over time, these additives get used up and stop being effective.
  • Oil can absorb water, dust, and combustion byproducts; eventually the oil gets saturated with the stuff and can’t absorb any more. Then the particles remain in the engine and can cause corrosion.

Contact Dave’s Muffler today for the best oil change services and vehicle maintenance in Kenosha.