Oil can over time be affected by heat if it isn’t cooled correctly. It can break down and become less effective. So, in warmer climates, it can be crucial to keep an eye on your vehicle’s oil to make sure it is still in the best of states, but if there are signs it has gone past its lifespan, it could be time for an oil change.
There are quite a few motorists who are capable of performing an oil change on their vehicle. However, this can be one of the dirtiest jobs any mechanic can perform. Then, with all the new environmental regulations, there is the discarding of used oil.
This in itself can be a real challenge. Our San Diego mobile mechanics can change the oil on a vehicle with hardly any oil finding its way onto the floor. Their service vehicles are fitted with the most up-to-date equipment that enables them to drain all the oil without having it pour from underneath the vehicle.
Steps in Performing an Oil Change
For most vehicles, the procedure is the same. These steps use the oil pump which can drain the oil from the filler cap rather than having a catchment device under the vehicle.
- Check on the amount of oil needed, and the manufacturers recommended the type
- Gather all the correct tools and a new oil filter
- Make sure the vehicle is level
- Drain the engine of oil and then change to the oil filter
- Fill with new oil and check levels
- Run the engine and let it sit before re-checking a final level check
Why Engine Oil is Crucial
Engine oil can aid in cooling the car’s engine, but its primary role is to keep things lubricated, so there is no friction on these engine parts.
One area which is the most vital is in the cylinders and the pistons. These are manufactured to the tightest of tolerances, and if the engine has no oil, you can have two metal surfaces welding themselves together. This results in the seizing, and it leads to a very costly repair.
Although engine oil is vital, the fuel filter places as much an important part, it filters small particles from the oil and stops them from entering into the engine. If these get past the filter, they can find their way into valves and pistons and can result in the cylinders becoming scored.
Mobile Mechanic of San Diego has seen the results of this, and for the sake of a new fuel filter cost, an engine has been ruined. Our roadside mechanics can perform an oil change wherever a motorist requires us to be. With a quick call, we can schedule in an oil change and have the job completed with no mess or inconvenience to the motorist.
For the cleanest and quickest change of oil and oil filter in San Diego, we have experienced and friendly staff who are waiting to schedule one of our mobile mechanics in so you don’t have to spend hours looking for the best oil changers in the region. We are a company who cares and make sure all discarded oil is disposed of correctly. We care for the environment as much as we care for our customers.