Oil changes

Oil Change

Oil changes are the single most important aspect of car maintenance. You want to keep your engine well lubricated to run smoother, cooler and with reduced wear between parts. TJF will help you know when it’s time to change your oil and what might be the best type of oil for you. When you are looking for oil changes near you, with over 70 locations from coast to coast, you will find  TJF Auto Service nearby.

Our Professional Oil Change Service includes:

  • Replace the oil with up to five (5) liters of quality motor oil
  • Replace oil filter
  • 30 Point inspection
  • Grease universal joints, steering and suspension components, where applicable
  • Check under the chassis for component integrity, leaks, CV boot issues, and wear of steering components. We will check and top-off fluids, including transmission, brake, coolant, power steering, and wiper fluids.
  • Visually inspect belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights
  • Check tire pressure and adjust as necessary

The importance of clean engine oil

Engine oil serves many useful purposes. The first is that it creates a film between metal surfaces which reduces wear. The second is it acts as a rust inhibitor by neutralizing acids and by keeping additional moisture away from key engine components.

Since the combustion process required to keep your engine running causes heat, motor oil helps transport that heat away to an oil pan where it can cool before being recirculated back through the engine.

Engine oil has one more purpose and that is to clean the motor. It contains detergents that help minimize the build-up of sludge and that isolate harmful carbon particles

Oil becomes contaminated over time, and when that happens it can break down and become ineffective. Signs of its ineffectiveness may show up in one of the ways listed above.

It’s a good idea though to bring your car in for an oil change at regular intervals and before any of these signs appear.

When should I replace my oil?

The answer to this depends on a number of factors such as your vehicle type, the age of your vehicle and what type of driving you do. If you do a lot of city driving, where there is more stop-and-go involved, you will likely need to do it more often.There is a general rule of thumb, however, which is to change your oil every 5,000 kilometers or sooner in severe operating conditions such as lots of rush hour traffic. TJF can help you to figure out if you should come in before or after that amount.