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Oil change service in Olathe KS at L&D Auto Specialists

An oil change is essential for keeping the engine healthy, resulting in better overall performance. Oil changes provide the following benefits:

  • Maintain engine lubrication. Imagine all the moving parts within a car engine, including pistons, valves, and even a fuel injector, all moving at high rates of speed. Without proper oil lubrication, these components generate heat and will severely degrade the engine. Make sure to consult your owner's manual to determine the exact weight and grade of oil your vehicle requires and to make sure your oil fill volume is kept at the recommended level.
  • Promote vehicle longevity. The bottom line is, regular maintenance extends the life of your vehicle. Oil buildup reduces the vehicle's fuel economy and power and wears down internal components. When an engine works too hard, it may produce more problems in the future as well as shorten its lifespan. Kelley Blue Book says the car's resale value increases when it is maintained properly.
  • Cool engine components. Without proper lubrication, moving parts create friction, which in turn generates heat. Keeping the engine lubricated properly and with sufficient amounts of oil will prevent overheating and excessive friction.
  • Improve gas mileage. Increased fuel consumption can be the result of poor engine lubrication, so be sure there is enough clean oil in the engine. Energy experts say that by changing the oil and maintaining routine maintenance, gas mileage can be improved by 1-2% over time. It may not seem like much of an improvement, but when applied to the average vehicle, it can lead to a saving of one whole gallon of gas each year!
  • Remove engine wear particles and sludge. It is dangerous for engines to be contaminated by dirt particles. Dirt can make an engine corrode and decrease its life expectancy. In addition, oil breaks down over time and becomes sludge. The best way to make the engine last is to keep it clean. Engines run at peak performance with routine oil and filter changes.

How often should you change your oil at L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS?

An oil change is generally recommended between 3,000 and 5,000 miles for regular oil change services and 5,000-6,000 miles for synthetic oil services. You'll probably need to get an oil change exactly every 3,000 miles if you usually drive in severe conditions. There are several scenarios that can constitute a severe driving condition, including:

  • Driving on dusty, muddy, sandy or gravel roads.
  • Traveling in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Making frequent short trips (10 miles in cold climates and five miles in hot environments).
  • Using your vehicle for towing heavy loads.

Oil change intervals vary based on the specific manufacturer’s requirements of oil weight and quantity used. At L&D Auto Specialists, we follow all manufacturer’s suggested intervals.

Warning signs you need an oil change

Nowadays most cars come equipped with an oil change reminder that will alert the driver when it's time to change the oil. This algorithm relies on mileage mostly and lacks sensors to detect the quality of the oil. There is no system in place on most cars to tell you when you need to get an oil change.

How often should I check the oil level?

Make it a habit to check your oil every month to make sure you're not burning or leaking oil. You should get repairs done as soon as possible if you notice a leak. Add oil if the level is low. It is important that your oil color is a clear brown black, even though color is not necessarily an indication of oil life. You may need a change of oil if the oil is murky or opaque. In the event that it is milky, your engine could be leaking coolant. The use of dipsticks is less necessary if your car has one of the oil monitoring systems mentioned earlier.

How do I check the oil level in my car?

Follow these simple steps to check the oil level of your car:

  • Check the owner's manual and follow the automaker's recommendations. Some newer cars have electronic oil monitors and don't have traditional dipsticks for manual inspection.
  • If you do have a dipstick, and you’re checking it yourself, make sure the car is parked on level ground. If the engine has been running, be aware of potential hot spots under the hood.
  • With the engine off, open the car’s hood and find the dipstick. Pull the dipstick out from the engine and wipe any oil off from its end. Then insert the dipstick back into its tube and push it all the way back in.
  • Pull it back out, and this time quickly look at both sides of the dipstick to see where the oil is on the end. Every dipstick has some way of indicating the proper oil level, whether it be two pinholes, the letters L and H (low and high), the words MIN and MAX, or simply an area of crosshatching. If the top of the oil “streak” is between the two marks or within the crosshatched area, the level is fine.
  • But if the oil is below the minimum mark, you need to add oil.

How auto oil changes at L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS work?

L&D Auto Specialists is known for providing a smooth and comprehensive procedure. The process begins with moving the vehicle into one of our service bays where we are able to lift the vehicle and begin the inspection process. When the technician performs this service, the technician will drain old oil from the vehicle and take out the oil filter. An oil filter will be replaced, new oil added, and a chassis lube performed if applicable. All vehicle fluids, including windshield washer solvent, will be checked and topped off. Last, the tires will be rotated when needed.

What does oil change at L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS include?

L&D Auto Specialists oil changes include the following:

  • Oil change. The old oil is drained from your vehicle. New oil is added to the engine according to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Oil filter replacement. We remove the old oil filter and replace it with a superior quality filter that meets or exceeds the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Lube chassis. Greased fittings will be lubricated when needed on older models..
  • Fluid check. Brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid (if applicable), windshield washer fluid, and coolant will all be checked out and topped off.
  • Tire rotation. The tires will be visually inspected, their air pressure is checked, and if necessary, they will be rotated.

What is conventional oil?

Oil made from petroleum base stocks is referred to as conventional oil thanks to its refining process, which provides adequate protection capabilities to the engine. The oil is more susceptible to thinning at high temperatures than synthetic does and thickening at lower temperatures.

What is synthetic oil?

Synthetic oil is an oil derived from petroleum or synthetic-derived materials. The formulation of the oil helps protect against major engine stresses, such as heat, friction, and deposits.

What's the difference between synthetic oil vs conventional oil?

Synthetic motor oil is far more refined than conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil offers significantly better performance. it provides better protection to the engine due to its low level of friction. Additives remove deposits from the engine. And that means it burns more efficiently, thickens less quickly, and forms fewer deposits. Here are some of the advantages of synthetic vs conventional oil:

  • Helps clean engine sludge and deposits
  • Fewer emissions
  • Quicker engine start time
  • Better fuel and oil economy
  • Increased engine protection and wear from lower friction
  • Better all-weather protection
  • Longer intervals between oil changes
  • Oil effectiveness/quality is more predictable and uniform
  • Reduced engine drag from greater resistance to thickening

It's generally considered that synthetic oil is the best oil. The product is designed for performance. Although the process of manufacture is expensive, that process makes it more durable. For best results, choose a full synthetic oil. It is the best oil for any engine. By using synthetic oil, less maintenance is required and fewer maintenance oversights will occur. You can go with synthetic oil if it is not too expensive or alternate between a full synthetic oil and a non-full synthetic every other oil change. Your vehicle will not be damaged if you change the oil. Maintain a record of the mileage, next oil change date, and type of oil.

How long does an oil change take at L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS?

L&D Auto Specialists typically can have your car ready in about an hour if you plan ahead by calling our auto repair shop.

This process involves draining the stale oil, changing the filter, and then adding fresh oil to the engine. After this is done, our ASE technicians check the engine briefly to see if everything works. In addition, we’ll check the fluid levels including windshield washer fluid, brake fluid, and coolant, and top them off as needed.

Get your change of oil today at L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS and prolong the lifetime of your car

Vehicles serviced

Because of our strong partnerships with local parts suppliers, we can deliver top-quality parts for any make or model very fast. In many cases, we can complete auto and body repairs the same day! All of our technicians/mechanics are experienced on both domestic and imported vehicles, including:

Foreign cars:

Import european cars:

  • BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Fiat, VolksWagen (VW), Volvo, Mini Cooper, Saab, SmartCar, Porsche, Masterati, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Range Rover, Lotus

Japanese and asian cars:

  • Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Hyundai, Suzuki, Subaru, and Kia.

Domestic cars:

  • Ford: Lincoln, Mercury, Continental.
  • General Motors: Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saturn, Hummer.
  • Chrysler: Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, and Ram Trucks.

About Olathe KS

Olathe KS

Olathe is the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is the fourth-most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and Kansas, with a 2010 population of 125,872. By 2019, the Census Bureau estimated Olathe's population had grown to 140,545.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.42 square miles (156.49 km2) of which 59.66 square miles (154.52 km2) are land and 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is covered by water. Olathe has two public lakes: Lake Olathe with 172 acres (0.70 km2) of water surface and Cedar Lake with 45 acres (0.18 km2).

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hiram r

I went for the brakes and everything looked really good.

The business has very good customer service, they know how to do their job, I went for the brakes and everything looked really good.

Hiram R.

pamela j w

L&D Auto is THE BEST Auto shop in town

L&D Auto is THE BEST Auto shop in town! They are professional in every way. Jose will go out of his way to meet your schedule needs. The specialists are very knowledgeable and thorough. They only do services that are necessary and let me know when upcoming work may be needed. Thanks L&D for providing outstanding auto and customer service!

Pamela J W.

eddo castleman

Fast, courteous and reliable service, every time

The guys at L&D have worked on both of my vehicles and I have yet to come away disappointed. Fast, courteous and reliable service, every time.

Eddo Castleman

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