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- Air Conditioning Repair
- Air Filters
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- Battery Replacement
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- Brake Repair
- Car Service & Preventative Maintenance
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- Driveline Repair
- Engine Repair
- Fluid Inspection
- Headlight Restoration
- Muffler Repair
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- Tire Repair
- Tire Balancing
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Oil Changes in Indianapolis, IN
Tire Central and Service Tire Pros offers high quality oil changes and auto repair services in Indianapolis that are very affordable and can be implemented quickly.
Indianapolis Oil Changes & Oil Filter Replacements
The moving parts inside your engine operate on very close clearances between bearings and rods, pistons and piston walls and other assemblies. They rely on a microscopically-thin film of lubrication to reduce friction and disperse heat. Without that film of oil, parts would soon overheat to a point where they actually start to melt, weld to each other and seize the engine.
Motor oil reduces wear due to friction and helps disperse heat away from the engine. The combustion process, though, generates a lot of carbon, acids, water vapor and other contaminants that all make their way into motor oil. Oil contains detergents and other additives that are designed to suspend these particles through the oil so they can be trapped in the pleated-paper element of the oil filter.
Eventually, the filter becomes so saturated it can’t absorb any more contaminants, and carbon will start to accumulate on bearings and other moving parts as deposits of sludge. Motor oil that’s dirty and contaminated also loses its lubricating properties, and will start to heighten wear between moving parts.
Oil changes at regular intervals are still the best way to get the most miles out of your vehicle’s engine. Oil companies and quick-lube stores used to recommend a 3,000 mile interval for oil changes. Today’s motor oil formulations, with their friction modifiers, detergents and dispersants, can easily be changed at a 5-7,000 mile interval without causing excessive wear or sludge buildup. Synthetic motor oil outperforms conventional oil in just about every aspect; while it’s more expensive per quart, synthetic oil can go for a 10-12,000 mile interval between oil changes. Always check your owner’s manual for manufacturer’s recommended intervals.
How long has it been since your last oil change? If you can’t remember, just pull out your car’s oil dipstick. Fresh motor oil should be amber and translucent. Oil that’s darker brown but still translucent is starting to age and should be changed soon, while oil that’s the color of black coffee and has a sour, acidic odor or smells of gasoline should be changed right away.
At Tire Central and Service Tire Pros in Indianapolis, IN, we perform oil changes on a wide variety of cars, minivans, light trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Make a regular oil change schedule part of your vehicle’s routine preventive maintenance – give us a call and make an appointment.
Tire Central and Service Tire Pros offers Oil Changes in Indianapolis Indiana
Tire Central and Service Tire Pros performs top quality oil changes and oil filter replacements in Indianapolis, IN at a price you can afford. Schedule a session for your next oil change today! Tire Central and Service Tire Pros is thrilled to be your number one auto repair service and provider of Indianapolis tires.