Auto Repair – Oil Change Service
For quality auto repair service in Plano, Texas visit the experts at Linear Automotive. We provide oil and filter changes in Plano by certified mechanics. Our professional repairs at Linear Automotive are provided by top quality ASE certified technicians that are knowledgeable experts and experienced in all automobile repairs. Linear Automotive is known as a dealer alternative that can provide all dealer services, maintenance and repairs at reasonable prices. Outstanding service and affordable prices are just two of many reasons people do business with Linear Automotive.
Linear Automotive can provide your maintenance intervals and your oil and filter changes. We provide the appropriate certified OEM fluid replacements for your vehicle whether it is synthetic or petro based oils. While you are here we can also inspect the items on your interval inspection list as well as service any replacement items that are due to keep your auto in top condition for your driving pleasure.
Oil change recommendation frequency has been changing over the recent years. Manufacturers have covered the gamut from 7,500 miles to 15,000 miles between oil changes. And with the advent of the new sealed transmissions some are even recommending a 20,000 mile oil change. Most people have been brought up on the 3K to 5K mile oil change and have found it difficult to modify or extend them since the failure of the transmission, cooling and lubrication is dependent on clean oil to keep your engine running properly. Also, as an automobile gets older is seems to need more frequent oil changes to keep it running smoothly. When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change at Linear Automotive the ASE certified technicians will usually suggest following your recommended factory oil change schedule unless there is a reason for additional oil changes; however, it is decided on a case-by-case situation.
It is recommended by the American Petroleum Institute or API Publication #1507, page 13, “engine oil should be changed before additive depletion and oil contamination can begin to affect engine performance and life.” The function of motor oil is to lubricate the engine so that the metal parts slide easily such as the pistons and keeps the engine cool and clean. The oil helps prevent the motor from overheating. If the engine overheats the oil could burn off and become burnt smelling and will become thicker with contaminants. Then if it becomes overheated to an extreme condition, it will make your engine unusable and will need to be replaced. Over time the additives that are added to the oil to increase viscosity and keep you engine cool with degrade.
If the motor oil becomes unchecked and not provided regular oil changes, sludge can form. This is very dirty oil that becomes so thick that it impairs the function of the engine. If it continues to be overlooked, it can become so full of sludge that it will plug up the oil filter and then collect in the bottom of the oil pan. If the oil is finally changed, and no oil flows out the drain hole, the technician may have to unclog the drain hole to get it flowing. He may then also need to drop the oil pan and thoroughly remove the sludge and clean everything out too. With all this sludge, it can drop the oil pressure. Regular oil changes will remove engine wear particles and prevent sludge.
Sometimes the auto can develop an oil leak under the auto that shows up as a puddle of oil on the ground. This needs to be addressed, since the oil level can drop quickly without you knowing and starving the engine from protective oil lubrication. Depending on the year, make, and model extra oil may need to be added to the auto till this gets repaired by a certified mechanic. Linear Automotive is here to provide an oil change and will replace the oil and filter and tend to anything that needs attention in the oil system. We can check over your vehicle with our multi-point inspection and advise you of our findings. Linear Automotive can service your auto so that it will remain in great operating condition. If you decide to wait while we perform the oil and filter change, you are welcome to visit our customer waiting area with amenities for your pleasure. We offer a billiard table, comfortable couches, computer stations and a kitchen for snacks.