Oil Change & Lube
An oil change at your local Long Beach CA auto shop: Sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.
Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.
That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.
Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.
Also how you drive around Long Beach CA can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in Long Beach, short trips to Gardena, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.
This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in CA have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your CA service advisor at The Clinic Auto Center about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.
Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at The Clinic Auto Center will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.
Below are just some of the many services offered at The Clinic Auto Center of Long Beach!
Oil Change -Tune Ups
Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair – Fluid Services
Trip or Lease Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts – Custom Exhaust
Cooling System Service & Repair
Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Fleet Services – Hybrid Services
Chassis & Suspension
Power Steering Repair
Body & Trim Repairs
Mirrors, Door Handles & Locks
Power Accessory Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New & Rebuilt Transmissions
Driveline Maintenance & Repair
Axle Repair & Replacement
Differential Service & Repair
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Engine Repair or Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Service & Repair
Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
Tire Rotation, Mounting, Repair
Flat Tire Repair & Replacement
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Wheel Alignment AND MORE!!!
Feel free to call The Clinic Auto Center today at 562.599.3200 or request your appointment online.