An oil change is essential for keeping the engine healthy, resulting in better overall performance. Oil changes provide the following benefits:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Follow these simple steps to check the oil level of your car:
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.
L&D Auto Specialists oil changes include the following:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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).
Our mechanics are fully certified (ASE, Technet)
Our auto repair shop holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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The business has very good customer service, they know how to do their job, I went for the brakes and everything looked really good.
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!
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.