Oil Change in Chantilly, Virginia
We Service All Makes and Models
The Importance of Oil Changes
When it comes to proper engine function, many overlook just how important an oil change is. Motor oil carries with it some weighty responsibilities. For example, it protects your engine by acting as a lubricant and keeping all pieces working smoothly with one another. As oil ages, it either breaks down or takes on a sludge consistency, hindering its effectiveness significantly. Oil also absorbs any excess heat to help maintain a moderate temperature in the engine, preventing overheating. Engines are prone to dust and debris, which can be harmful to the unit, and oil aids in filtering these materials out. When oil gets to a certain age or form, it can’t perform these critical tasks. Your engine works harder, also burning more fuel, the potential for friction between parts is increased, and you run the risk of extreme internal damage. In a worst-case scenario, compromised oil can cause an engine to fail altogether. At G&C Tire & Auto in Chantilly, Virginia, regular oil changes keep your engine healthy and running right.
Reviewing the Different Types of Oil
Motor oil isn’t a one size fits all—there are four main types available: conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, and high mileage. Conventional oil is the standard oil offering used in vehicles with simple engine designs and basic driving styles. Synthetic oil is chemically engineered to be more uniform with fewer impurities, higher-performing additives, and better properties. Synthetic-blend oil is a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil; this adds resistance to oxidation and helps with low-temperature properties. High-mileage oil is exactly what it sounds like; it is formulated with unique additives for vehicles with over 75,0000 miles, helping reduce oil burn-off and prevent oil leaks. In addition to the different types of oil, different grades of oil are designed for specific driving conditions. These grades look like 5W-40, 5W-30, 10W-30, and 15W-40. Let’s take 5W-40 as an example. W (which stands for Winter) indicates the cold weather viscosity of the oil, and the lower the number attached to it, the less viscous the oil is at low temperatures. The second number—40 in our example—is how thick the oil is in normal operating conditions; the higher the number, the thicker and the better it resists thinning at high temperatures.
Visit Us Today to Get Your Oil Changed
Over time, the oil that lubricates your engine wears away and breaks down, leading to poor performance and fuel efficiency. Don’t compromise your vehicle any longer! If you’re due for your next oil change, choose G&C Tire & Auto. Oil change intervals vary from model to model; you can find this information in your owner’s manual. We can also work with you and set you up on a maintenance plan if you’ve fallen behind! We service all makes and models and keep a stock of all motor oil options in-store. Our technicians are ASE-Certified and experienced in efficiently performing oil and oil filter changes. We are here to get your vehicle running better than ever before! We offer shuttle service for your convenience, along with 24/7 pick-up and drop-off, a kid’s area, and more. Visit us today or schedule a service appointment online or by calling us at (703) 263-2474. You can find our auto shop at 14008 Willard Rd Chantilly, VA 20151.