Oil Change, Lube and Filter

oil change service Chesterland OhioCheck the owner's manual to see if your driving habits in and around Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga County are considered to be "severe service." This type of driving requires a more frequent oil change, warns the Car Care Council. Have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3,500-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climates should drop their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30.Female Friendly Oil Change Facility

Description: The typical oil filter consists of a high-strength steel housing containing various types of filtering media. An anti-drainback valve prevents oil from running out of the filter when the engine is off.

Purpose: The oil filter sifts out contaminants, allowing the motor oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. Should the oil filter become restricted or clogged with contaminants, they will flow around the filter. This bypassing is a safety mechanism, but you never want to let oil and filter changes go so long that bypassing takes place.

Maintenance Tips / Suggestions: For best results, consult your owner's manual or call us at Chardon Square Auto Repair, but consider that your driving probably constitutes a severe maintenance schedule, whether it be busy stop-n-go driving around Mentor, Willoughby or Painesville, or country driving from Montville, Burton to Chesterland. Usually, this means oil and filter changes every 4,500 miles or 4 months.

Chardon Ohio Oil Change ServiceWhy You Change your Oil and Oil Filter on Schedule

An oil change at your local Chardon Ohio auto repair shop: Sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.

That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

Also how you drive around the Chardon, Chesterland and Concord Ohio area can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in Mentor, Willoughby or Concord, short trips to Burton or Chesterland, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.Customer Friendly Oil Change

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in Geauga County Ohio have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your Chardon Ohio area service advisor at Chardon Square Auto Repair about how you drive and get their recommendation for when to take care of your service.

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your mechanic at Chardon Square Auto Repair will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service. It's not a bad idea to have your tires rotated with each oil change as well.


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