Fast Oil Change Service at Lamb’s Tire & Automotive in Leander, TX
Oil changes are one of the most important maintenance tasks for your car or truck, but they are also one of the more affordable. Come into Lamb’s Tire & Automotive Leander auto repair shop for your next oil change. Our ASE-Certified technicians will check out your oil system and take care of these items during your oil change service:
- Inspecting the system thoroughly
- Adding up to five quarts of oil
- Installing a new oil filter
- Lubricating the vehicle’s chassis
- Checking and topping off other fluids
Protect Your Engine with Regular Oil Changes
The engine in your vehicle can be damaged before you realize it’s happening. If the oil in the engine gets dirty or the oil filter gets clogged, metal parts begin to grind against each other. This results in wearing down of the parts and it happens out of sight. By the time you hear “metal against metal” sounds coming from under the hood, damage has been done.
A schedule of regular oil changes can help avoid engine seizure due to lack of oil and protect your engine. Experts in the industry recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles or every three months.
Your driving habits and the area you live in can also affect your oil change frequency. Let our technicians help determine an oil change schedule that is best for you and your car.
Here’s how an oil change protects your engine:
- Contaminants, like dirt and debris, are cleared out.
- It redistributes and absorbs excess heat buildup.
- It protects the engine from rust and corrosion.
- It provides a layer of oil over all parts of the engine.
Another important factor to an oil change is the type of oil that is correct for your car. Our oil change specialists will discuss this with you, based on the age of your car or truck and how the vehicle is driven.
Today’s cars are being driven longer than ever and this can affect the type of oil used; a vehicle with more than 75,000 miles on it is protected even longer if it uses a high-mileage blend of synthetic and conventional oil.
No matter what type of oil is used, a Valvoline oil change in Leander at Lamb’s Tire & Auto gives your car the best protection available.
Be sure to check our oil change coupons for savings on your next oil change.
Pay Attention to These Signs That Your Car Needs an Oil Change
- Flecks on the dipstick.
- Darker than normal oil.
- Low oil level on the dipstick.
- Unusual or loud noises.
- The “check engine” light is on.
Don’t wait! Get it checked out as soon as possible.
Lamb’s Free Concierge Service
Our free pick-up and drop-off service is another added-value at Lamb’s. Let us pick your vehicle up (within three miles of our Leander auto shop) and bring it to the shop for its scheduled service. For your safety, your car will also be cleaned and sanitized before its return.
Leander Oil Change FAQs
What will an oil change entail?
When you choose Lamb's Tire & Auto in Leander for your oil change service, you get so much more than just an oil change. While your regular oil changes are essential, we will also check your vehicle's major systems to ensure everything is running smoothly. During an oil change, you can expect that we will:
- Replace your old oil and oil filter.
- Add additional fluids to top off their levels.
- Check and rotate your tires if requested.
- Check the air pressure in your tires and fill as needed.
- Add lubrication to the chassis of your vehicle.
- Inspect your lights and signals.
If you need an oil change in Leander, our team of expert mechanics has the know-how and the dependability. Lamb's Tire & Automotive is your home for all your auto needs, and we make auto care affordable with oil change coupons. Book an appointment online today and let our team keep your engine running smoothly.
What type of oil do I need for my oil changes?
The owner's manual for your vehicle will tell you the oil requirements for your specific vehicle. Each car is unique and will have its own recommended oil. Several different types of oil can be used to help lubricate your engine. Whether your vehicle needs a full synthetic, synthetic blend, or a traditional oil can depend on any of these factors:
- The age and mileage of your vehicle will play a major role in the type of oil that your vehicle needs.
- The type of vehicle you drive will have varying oil requirements.
- How you drive will affect the oil you choose for your vehicle.
Whether you know what type of oil you need for your vehicle or need Lamb's Tire & Automotive to help you choose, you can rest assured that we only offer the best quality oil for your engine. We offer and recommend a Valvoline oil change for all types of oil changes and will be happy to help you choose which oil is right for your car or truck.
How frequently should I check my oil levels?
As the oil in your vehicle is used and circulated through your engine, it will begin to deplete and lower your oil levels. Maintaining the correct oil level in your vehicle is very important to ensure the proper functionality of your engine and to keep it well lubricated. At Lamb's Tire & Automotive, we recommend that you check your oil level at least once a month to keep a close eye on it. By watching your oil level consistently, you can notice if you need a top off or if your oil may be depleting too quickly.
Though some newer vehicles come equipped with an electronic oil monitoring system, you can also manually check your oil levels with your dipstick. You will want the oil level between the minimum and maximum indicators for your oil to be at the proper level. If it is too low, you should add some oil and bring your vehicle in for an oil change service.
Why is my oil light on?
There are several reasons that your check oil light could be illuminated. With the systems monitoring your vehicle, they could be:
- Low oil
- A fault in the oil pump
- The oil pressure sensor has an error
- A system blockage
Though you do not need to panic when your oil light comes on, you should bring it into our Leander auto shop to have it checked out. Our team will run a diagnostic and recommend whatever oil change service you may need.