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THE BASICS BEHIND LUBE AND OIL CHANGE SERVICES AT GEORGETOWN TX
THE BASICS BEHIND LUBE AND OIL CHANGE SERVICES AT GEORGETOWN TX

 

Motor oil and lube changes are very important for keeping your engine functioning properly. Motor oil keeps your engine lubricated so there isn’t any excess friction or wear on moving parts. Oil cools down your engine, fights rust and corrosion, reduces engine noise, and works with the oil filter to remove contaminants from the engine. Oil is very important to your engine for helping it operate at optimum performance levels. When you drive your car, your engine becomes very hot, and heat makes oil break down. Broken down oil doesn’t move through your engine as well, which means the oil cannot do its job. Oil also cleans your engine as it flows around it. Dirty oil moves more slowly than clean oil and is not able to lubricate your engine correctly. In addition, the gritty particles in dirty oil can hinder its friction reduction abilities and increase wear on moving parts.

Your engine needs motor oil to keep everything in proper working order, but old oil can break down, turn dirty, and harm your vehicle. During an oil change, our staff will change the oil filter, drain the dirty oil from your engine, and replace it with clean, new oil to keep your engine running smoothly. During a lube and oil change, our service staff will lubricate the chassis and the internal framework that holds your car together. By the time our staff finishes with your lube and oil change, your engine should be running smoothly, complete with a new oil filter, fresh oil, and a lubricated chassis. Changing your oil early and often will keep your engine running under optimal conditions. Contact us online or call us today at (888) 341-8930 to schedule your next quick oil change and lube service.

At Benny Boyd Georgetown, we proudly service the Lube and Quick Oil Change needs of customers in Georgetown, TX and surrounding areas. (888) 341-8930

Engine Oil

Most cars on the road today use multi-grade oil — one that can work efficiently in cold and hot weather. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers.

About the oil classification system.

Each engine oil comes with a classification indicating its viscosity, which is its friction or resistance to flow. In a multi-grade oil, the first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The lower the number, the lighter the oil and the better it will perform at lower temperatures.

Why viscosity is a concern.

During cold starting, only a small amount of oil is present in the upper parts of engines. To lessen the friction when upper engine parts, such as the valve train, pistons, overhead cam and cam bearings, scrub against each other, a lower viscosity allows the oil to reach the components more quickly.

Automatic Transmission Fluid

This is typically an oil-based fluid used in a transmission that lubricates and cools the transmission and provides hydraulic pressure to shift gears automatically.

Why 5W-30 and 5w-20 oils are so popular.

Many vehicles today leave the factory with 5W-30 or 5w-20 engine oil. Vehicle manufacturers recommend them because they are lighter oils that perform well in a range of temperatures and help improve gas mileage.

Which oil is right for your car?

The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual...or talk to your Benny Boyd mechanic.

Fluids

Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids to operate its brake, steering, transmission, engine cooling and other systems. When these fluids become degraded or are at incorrect levels, damage to other components may occur...so always follow the manufacturer.