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Duncan's Automotive

Services Lube, Oil & Filter

Keeping Your Engine Clean

Oil bottle with oil filter The key to maintaining engine longevity is simple: frequent oil changes. The oil and filter should be changed regularly for maximum engine performance.

The role of oil in a car's engine is to protect internal parts and provide lubrication against wear. The oil continually circulates throughout the engine, and over time it breaks down. During that time the oil accumulates substances such as dust, metallic shavings, unburned fuel, and even antifreeze that can damage internal engine parts.

The oil filter works to trap and remove debris and other contaminants. When the oil filter becomes saturated, the oil is no longer "cleaned" and the risks posed by contaminants intensify. Oil pressure can also suffer once the filter becomes clogged. As a result, fuel economy decreases and the risk of emissions increases along with the potential for engine failure.

Change your oil and oil filter according to the recommendations in your owner's manual or follow the "every 3 months or 3000 miles" rule of thumb for getting an oil change.

Our Lube, Oil & Filter changes include:

  • Changing oil filter
  • Lubricating all fittings
  • Checking air filter
  • Checking and topping off fluids
  • Checking engine & transmission for leaks
  • Checking belts and hoses
  • Checking tire pressure
  • Checking entire undercarriage

According to the Car Care Council, Americans spent an estimated 2 billion dollars last year due to vehicle neglect. Think of it this way: Which is more expensive, replacing your battery, or having it die and leave you stranded, paying for a service call and then replacing the battery anyway? In the overall scheme of things, getting your car serviced regularly is the best way for you to save money on automotive costs, and save time on easily avoidable mechanical problems.

Duncan's Automotive wants to keep your car running longer. Regular visits to Duncan's Automotive for tire and manufacturer recommended engine maintenance will help you avoid the problems that cost you extra time and money. Come see us today; it's the best investment you can make for your car.

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