Foreign Import Car Auto Repair Service Warwick RI

International Motor Group

4614 Post Road

Warwick RI 02818

Phone: 401-885-4044

Toll Free: 1-877-705-8718


Oil, Lube & Filter Change

 

Check the owner's manual to see if your driving habits are considered to be "severe service." This type of driving requires more frequent oil changes, warns the Car Care Council. Have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climates (sub-zero driving temperatures) should drop their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30.

Description: The typical oil filter consists of a high-strength steel housing containing various types of filtering media. An anti-drainback valve prevents oil from running out of the filter when the engine is off. Today's oil filters have a convenient spin-on design that makes removal and installation easy.

Purpose: The oil filter sifts out contaminants, allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. Should the oil filter become restricted or clogged with contaminants, they will flow around the filter. This bypassing is a safety mechanism, but you never want to let oil and filter changes go so long that bypassing takes place.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: For best results, consult your owner's manual, but consider that your driving probably constitutes a severe maintenance schedule. Usually, this means oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles or 3 months.

 

 

Oil Change Lube and Filter Preventative Maintenance

DID YOU KNOW?

The most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle running for a long time is to change your oil on schedule. With a full service oil change, your other fluids are checked and topped off so you don't run into problems from low fluids. Our IMG technicians may see a developing problem and he'll remind you of any other recommended maintenance.

 

 

Automotive filter replacement during oil change

An oil change at your local Providence or Warwick RI 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 the Providence, Warwick, North Kingstown, Coventry, Cranson and any other suburbs on Greenwich Bay or Southern New England area 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 North Kingston, Warwick or Coventry, short trips to Providence, 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.

oil change serviceThis may sound complicated. Some vehicles in Providence and Warwick RI 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 Providence and/or Warwick area service advisor at International Motor Group (IMG) about how you drive and get their recommendation for when to take care of your service.

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at International Motor Group (IMG) will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.

It is Cheaper to Change Your Oil than to Change Your Engine!

 

 

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Import Auto Repair East Greenwich Warwick RI

IMG's factory trained, A.S.E. Certified Technicians will ensure your Import or Domestic Car, Truck, SUV or Van receives the best in parts, and quality auto repair. IMG can handle all the routine service your car or light truck requires. We have all the factory diagnostic equipment and the skills necessary to fix problems with ESP, Check Engine, SRS, ABS, and climate control systems. From our East Greenwich Warwick RI service garage, we can perform any other service or scheduled maintenance on your vehicle including brake, suspension and exhaust system work.

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