How We Do Oil Changes At AAC Automotive Services

Routine oil changes are fundamental to maintaining a healthy and efficient engine, which ensures that you get to stay on the road and do the things that you want to do! When it comes to this vital aspect of vehicle maintenance, our mechanics can play a crucial role. In this article, we will explore the thorough process that our mechanics follow to ensure a successful and effective oil change.

Draining and Removing Old Oil:

The first step in an oil change involves elevating the vehicle to access the oil drain plug. Once the vehicle is securely lifted, the mechanic locates the oil drain plug on the bottom of the oil pan and removes it. This allows the old oil to flow out of the engine and into a receptacle for proper disposal. Removing the old oil ensures that contaminants and debris accumulated during the engine's operation are flushed out.

Replacing the Oil Filter:

Simultaneously, our mechanic replaces the oil filter. The oil filter is responsible for trapping impurities in the oil, preventing them from circulating through the engine. Over time, the filter becomes saturated with these contaminants, reducing its effectiveness. Our mechanics use a specialized tool to remove the old oil filter and then install a new one. This step is crucial for maintaining the engine's longevity and performance.

Inspection for Issues:

While performing an oil change, our mechanics take the opportunity to inspect the vehicle for any signs of potential issues. They examine the oil drain plug for damage or leaks and check for oil leaks around the oil filter. Additionally, mechanics may inspect other components under the hood, such as belts and hoses, to identify any visible wear or damage that may require attention.

Adding New Oil:

Once the old oil has been drained and the new oil filter is in place, mechanics add fresh, high-quality oil to the engine. The type and amount of oil used depend on the vehicle's specifications, which can be found in the owner's manual. Adding the correct amount and type of oil is essential for maintaining proper engine lubrication and preventing premature wear.

Disposing of Old Oil Responsibly:

Proper disposal of the old oil is a critical aspect of the oil change process. Mechanics adhere to environmental regulations and dispose of used oil in an eco-friendly manner, often by recycling it. This commitment to responsible disposal ensures that used oil does not harm the environment and is handled in accordance with industry standards.

You Always Get The Best At AAC Automotive Services

  • Our mechanics bring expertise, precision, and attention to detail to the process, ensuring that each oil change is conducted with the utmost care.
  • Regular oil changes not only extend the life of the engine but also enhance fuel efficiency and contribute to a smoother and more reliable driving experience.