Why Should I Get My Oil Changed at BCS Tires & Lifts

July 1st, 2015

Oil Change in College Station, TX

It’s pretty easy to overlook things like oil changes in College Station, TX. After all, everyone has other things to think about and stay on top of, and for a lot of routine auto maintenance and repair issues, we tend to think “out of sight, out of mind” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

The way that we should think, though, when it comes to oil changes in College Station, TX is “spend a little money now to save a lot of money later.”

That’s because motor oil is the lifeblood of any internal combustion engine. Think for a moment about the amount of metal-on-metal contact that goes on with an engine’s moving parts...lots of steel and aluminum parts moving up and down, back and forth and around and around, all right up against other pieces of metal. Now, reflect on the fact that the engine runs on thousands of tiny explosions that burn fuel to supply power to the drivetrain. With that amount of friction from moving parts, there’s going to be a lot of heat -- enough heat to actually melt and fuse steel parts without a proper film of lubrication to keep things moving. And along with the heat from combustion, there’s going to be a lot of contamination, in the form of carbon, acids and other chemicals that soon begin to contaminate the oil. Not only does oil lubricate, it also helps disperse heat from friction and the combustion process.

Modern day mineral-based motor oils are treated with detergents and additives that enhance their lubricating properties and help to suspend those contaminants in the oil so that the paper element in the filter can trap them as the oil circulates under pressure. After enough time, though, the filter becomes too saturated to absorb any more impurities; that’s when the carbon and other assorted gunk begins to accumulate on critical engine assemblies in the form of sludge. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the tiny particles in worn-out motor oil make it lose its slipperiness and begin to accelerate wear on moving parts, compromising engine life.

Mineral-based oil should be changed at 3,000-5,000 mile intervals, as a general rule. The newest synthetic motor oil formulations are considerably more expensive than conventional oil, but tests and real-world experience have shown that they deliver superior performance in all respects. The higher price is mitigated somewhat by the fact that synthetics can go 8,000-10,000 miles between changes.

So...why go to BCS Lifts and Accessories for oil changes in College Station, TX? We can give you a few reasons:

  • Expert techs and service advisors on every job, large or small
  • Your money stays right here in College Station, where it continues to work in the local economy
  • You’re helping your community by reinvesting that money locally, sustaining jobs for automotive techs, clerks, service writers, accountants, suppliers, delivery men and others
  • Friendly, welcoming, expert service from our service advisors and automotive techs

And if that weren’t enough, we can sweeten the deal a bit for you with our promotion…$24.99 for an oil change in College Station, TX! Includes up to five quarts of conventional premium-brand motor oil and filter. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call at BCS Tires, Lifts and Accessories and schedule an oil change today.

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