Oil Change in Craig, Colorado
Quick and Efficient Service for All Makes and Models
The Role of Motor Oil
Nothing is more essential to your engine’s performance than oil. Consistently changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the best ways to extend its lifespan and avoid costly problems in the future. Oil serves several important purposes. For one, it’s a lubricant that minimizes the friction created by your car engine’s many moving parts. Once motor oil starts to deplete, lubrication starts to diminish, and friction between parts starts to happen. Left unchecked, the heat generated by this friction will have detrimental effects on your engine, ranging from damage to overheating to full-on failure. Another duty oil is responsible for is keeping the powerhouse clean. As it courses through the engine unit, it picks up dust, dirt, and other harmful particulates and ushers them to the oil filter. The filter then holds onto them. Oil loses efficacy over time, as does the oil filter, which is why routine oil changes and filter replacement are so imperative. At Chapman’s Automotive in Craig, Colorado, we offer oil change service for all makes and models, including gasoline, diesel, and hybrid vehicles.
Oil Change Intervals
There’s nothing we can’t do for our customers and their vehicles’ service needs. If you visit us for new oil at consistent intervals, you’ll eliminate the risk of old oil clogging your car’s internal components and forcing them to work harder than usual, which affects operability and shortens lifespan. The intervals at which your oil needs to be changed depending on your make, model, engine, and type of oil used. Older vehicles tend to need oil changes more frequently, such as every 3,000 miles or every three months. Newer models can go longer between changes, with the average being every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. The best place to check how often you need to come in for an oil change is in your owner’s manual. This is where all service intervals are listed for your vehicle. Sometimes, however, your car may need an oil change outside of its regular interval. You can usually tell by increased engine noise, low oil levels, the check engine light coming on, ticking sounds when your engine is running, or dark or dirty oil.
Schedule Your Next Oil Change Today
Get your oil changed regularly at our auto shop, and you’ll enjoy smooth sailing in your vehicle. Fresh oil lubricates your engine’s components, keeps them cool, and minimizes the accumulation of harmful sludge and particles. We even recycle all oil extracted from our customers’ vehicles, too. We carry all types of oil, of varying grades, here in our shop, including conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, and high mileage oil. We’ll ensure the oil best suited for your vehicle and driving habits is used. The amenities offered by our facility to keep every visit convenient and easy are numerous. Our waiting room offers complimentary snacks, beverages, WiFi, and free shuttle service. If you can’t make it in during normal business hours, you can drop off and pick up your car after-hours or request a pick-up and delivery service. We also offer numerous specials for a variety of different services, as well as service financing. If you’re due for an oil change, contact our ASE-Certified service team today at 970-824-4912. Chapman’s Automotive is located at 310 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625.