Engine Oil Change Service

Engine Oil Change Service

Engine oil checking

Your car undergoes daily wear and tear on even the gentlest rides, so it’s essential to keep up with oil changes and other regular maintenance. At Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer stellar oil change service in Albion, MI, to keep your engine performing optimally. Contact us today for your next service appointment.

How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

You should typically get your oil changed every 3,000-7,000 miles, though the vehicle manufacturer’s specific number of miles between oil changes varies; check your owner’s manual for the exact recommendations for your vehicle’s make and model. Oil change intervals also depend on your driving habits; daily commutes burn less oil than if you’re hauling heavy loads.

You can get your oil changed as part of a tire rotation. Call Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to schedule your appointment.

Engine oil change service

Oil Replacement and Related Services

Since changing oil is a reasonably simple task, our Albion auto repair shop provides a basic oil change service in addition to:

  • Oil filter replacement
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Oil cleaning or flushing services
  • Power steering fluid service
  • Windshield washer fluid service
  • Engine inspection
  • Tire rotation
  • Tire pressure check

The expert service provided by Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram comes at affordable prices, whether you need routine maintenance or a major repair.

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Common Engine Oil Issues

While engine wear and tear is inevitable over time, engine problems don’t have to be inevitable. Regular servicing at our auto shop in Albion can catch these problems before they get out of hand.

Clogged Oil Filter

Your oil filter prevents various types of oil waste from getting into the engine. Leaving an oil filter in for too long will plug up the filter, resulting in poor oil pressure, foul-smelling exhaust, strange sounds from your engine, and in severe cases, engine rust. We perform an oil filter replacement as part of our regular maintenance services.

Clogged Air Filter

Much like how you swap the cabin filter when it gets clogged, your engine’s air filter needs to be exchanged when it gets blocked. Otherwise, your engine may not get enough air, causing it to overheat, or debris can enter your engine and cause blockages or damage. Any concerned vehicle owner can have their air filter inspected and replaced by our team.

Oil Burning Too Quickly

An oil leak is the most common culprit of low oil levels, but your oil level can decrease without any leak. There are a wide variety of reasons your car might be wasting oil. During your next visit to Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we can inspect your engine for leaks or other problems that cause these low fluid levels.

Poor Quality Oil

Quality motor oil ensures your engine runs at its best. Bad oil burns off faster, reduces your vehicle’s fuel economy, and slashes its engine life. Good auto repair shops like Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram top up your vehicle with high-quality oil, ensuring smooth engine operation and lengthy oil life.

Contaminated Engine Oil

Various debris can enter your engine due to a clogged oil filter or air filter. This debris contaminates your engine oil and can lead to buildup, severe engine damage, or even engine failure. Dirty engine oil can be cleaned or replaced by our skilled team of service technicians.

Incorrect Viscosity

Conventional motor oil is the appropriate viscosity for your engine at its average operating temperature. Extremely hot conditions will thin out your oil, while extremely cold conditions will thicken it. If you’ve been having problems with high engine temperature or the winter frosts are reducing your engine performance, we can check your oil and refresh it if needed.

Incorrect Oil Type

Not all motor oil is created equal. Many engines use a particular grade of oil and can’t tolerate substitutions for the correct grade. Adding the wrong oil to your vehicle will severely damage the engine, leading to catastrophic engine failure. Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram technicians can flush the incorrect oil before it causes too much damage.

Oil Sludge

Putting off your oil change for too long can lead to the formation of sludge in your engine, which can be challenging to get rid of. Too much sludge leads to severe engine damage and a dead engine. Our skilled experts can break down oil sludge and offer regular servicing that provides outstanding protection against future damage.

Contact Us to Arrange Your Upcoming Oil Change

When the Check Engine light appears on your dashboard, contact Hometown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at (517) 459-6023, or arrange an appointment through our online service form. We’ll swap out your oil as quickly as possible so you can hit the streets in no time.

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