Oil Changes in Austin, TX
Lamb’s Tire & Automotive offers top quality oil changes and auto repair services in Austin, TX that are affordable and may be performed quickly.
It is recommended that oil changes occur every 3,000 – 5,000 miles to stop engine wear and keep oil free from particles; for your car’s particular mileage always consult your owners handbook or ask one of our professionals.
Austin, TX Oil Changes & Oil Filter Replacements
What they do: Your vehicle counts on new oil and oil filters to keep it operating efficiently. Oil should be kept full, clean from particles and not burnt. Oil lubes crucial engine parts. Moving components create rubbing, and over time that heat wears the parts down. Oil or a synthetic lubricating substance can minimize the damage from the rubbing by those moving components. By performing a regular oil change schedule you will effectively increase your engine’s efficiency as well as maintain the life of your car’s engine.
When to Change/Check Your Oil
- Check Oil Light or Maintenance Required Light is on
- Oil is dirty
- Pinging, knocking, or additional sounds coming from the engine
- Oil should be checked monthly (will help identify leaks or burning oil)
Our oil, lube and filter services consist of:
- Replacing the oil filter
- Checking the air filter
- Inspecting and topping off all fluids under the hood
- Oiling all fittings
- Checking engine for leaks
- Checking belts and hoses
- Inspecting tire pressure
- Checking entire undercarriage
Lamb’s Tire & Automotive provides Oil Changes in Austin, TX
Lamb’s Tire & Automotive gives quality oil changes and oil filter replacements in Austin, TX at a price you can afford. Schedule a consultation for your next oil change today! Lamb’s Tire & Automotive is thrilled to be your number one auto repair shop and provider of Austin, TX tires.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most automobile manufacturers recommend oil changes once every year or every 7,500 miles of car and light truck gasoline engines. Diesel engines and turbocharged gasoline engines, the usual recommendation is every 3,000 miles or six months.
You’ll find that a once a year (7,500 mile) oil change is for vehicles driven in ideal circumstances. What most of us think is “normal” driving is actually “severe service” driving. This includes frequent short trips (less than 10 miles, especially in cold weather), stop-and-go city traffic driving, driving in dusty conditions (gravel roads, etc), and sustained highway driving speed during the warm season. For this type of driving behavior, the recommendation is to change the oil every 3,000 miles or six months.
For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do. Regular oil changes for preventative maintenance are cheap insurance against engine wear, and will always save you money in the long run if you keep a car for more than three or four years. It’s very uncommon to see an engine that has been well maintained with regular oil changes develop major bearing, ring, cam or valve problems under 100,000 miles.
Check the oil level with the engine and the car parked on a flat surface.
Open the hood, remove the dipstick, wipe off with a cloth towel or paper, then back into the oil tank. Pull it again and see if the level is within the acceptable range marked on the dipstick. If you add the oil yourself, do not over fill. Over filling can damage the engine.
To reduce the costs of vehicle ownership and maintenance, many car makers say the oil filter only needs to be replaced at every other oil change. Most mechanics will tell you this is false economy.
The oil filters on most engines today have been downsized to save weight, cost and space. The “standard” quart-sized filter that was once common on most engines has been replaced by a pint-sized (or smaller) filter. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that a smaller filter has less total filtering capacity. Even so, the little filters should be adequate for a 3,000 mile oil change intervals — but may run out of capacity long before a second oil change at 6,000 or 15,000 miles.
Replacing the oil filter every time the oil is changed, therefore, is highly recommended.