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Oil, Lube, and Filter

Oil changes are a regular maintenance item, but if you dont do them regularly, the oil can break down over time, residual deposits settle in the oil pan and sludge begins to build up.  Regular oil changes prevents this build up.

With new technologies, comes new oil change intervals, check your owners manual but there are common intervals.  For older 100% petroleum based oils, changing every 3000 miles is recommended, the older oils just dont have the cleaning and durability qualities that today's motor oils have.  Depending on which type:  Synthetic blend or 100% synthetics can go 7000 miles.  For longer intervals, see our Amsoil Dealer Info and ask us about these synthetics and specialty filters.

Oil/Air Filters

Oil filters remove very small particles of dirt as the engine runs and the oil circulates, the dirt is trapped in the filter and removes it from the system.

A filters effectiveness is measured in microns, the higher the number, the smaller the particles it will remove.  But filters are never 100% effective, that means some dirt will still pass through the filter and over time it will saturate the oil and both will need to be changed.  Air filters function the same way, except for the obvious air vs liquid differences, the principle are the same and both will eventually need to be changed.

Purpose: The oil filter sifts out contaminants, allowing the 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.

Types of Oil:  Motor Oils were petroleum based for years, that made change intervals incredibly important, they didn't have the detergents or synthetics that we have today.  With today’s technologies it makes change intervals longer and with filter advancements there are extended interval’s available.  With the right combination of Synthetic Oils, Oil and Air filters, you can extend your intervals pt to 25,000 miles.

We have all major oil brands available…

Ask about extending your oil change interval and adding extra protection using synthetics.

All major oil brands are sold here!

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Oil Change Shop in Apex, Holly Springs, Cary and Raleigh.