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You can trust the experts at Reliable Automotive in Kyle for your car’s oil change service. Our team is ready to serve you and all your auto needs with our superior customer service and expert mechanics.  During your oil change, our ASE-certified oil change mechanics will perform a thorough visual inspection of your entire car to identify any major safety problems.  Make an Appointment For an Oil Change in Kyle, TX Here!

Regular Car Oil Changes Protect Your Car’s Engine

Engine oil plays a significant role in keeping all components of the engine system protected and running at top efficiency. The most effective way to keep an engine running optimally is by adhering to a regular oil change service schedule. This is also one of the least expensive ways to keep the engine healthy.  

Engine oil serves several important purposes:

It Cools the Engine

An engine generates a lot of heat just by working. The oil we add to your engine absorbs this heat. It then redistributes the heat throughout the engine so that it doesn’t build up to dangerous levels. About forty percent of the necessary cooling of the engine is dissipated in this way.

Regularly Scheduled Oil Changes Prevents Corrosion

Rust and corrosion tend to build up in machinery, so clean oil in the right amounts keeps your vehicle’s engine clean. 

Engine Oil Lubricates

Engine oil is a petroleum product with infused additives. This oil leaves a protective layer on all of the engine components, with the additives providing even more lubrication to reduce friction and excessive heat.

Engine Oil And The Oil Filter Clean

The oil and the oil filter work together to keep the engine clean. The oil absorbs dirt, debris, and other contaminants that get into the engine system. Then, the oil filter helps by trapping these contaminants from re-entering the oil flow. This is why the oil filter must be changed regularly, too. However, engine oil eventually breaks down. How soon the oil becomes ineffective depends on the kind of oil being used in the car and how well the engine is being maintained. Clean oil and a new oil filter (being changed on a regular schedule) will help to protect your engine from catastrophic problems like overheating, sticking pistons, clogs in the system, and eventually, an engine that fails.

Oil Change Service Schedule

There is no one schedule of oil changes that works for all vehicles. The frequency of the maintenance schedule depends on:
  • The recommendations in your car’s owner’s manualperson pouring car oil in yellow can into vehicle
  • The age of your car
  • Your driving needs (i.e., towing and hauling)
  • Hot or cold climate
  • Type of oil being used
  • Your driving habits (i.e., frequent, short, or long trips)
You will generally hear that oil changes should occur every 3,000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first. However, many new cars are being manufactured to require fewer oil changes with longer intervals between each oil change, and some types of oil don’t need to be changed as often. You can discuss this with one of our oil change specialists if you have any questions. 

The Benefits of Synthetic Oil

Our Kyle auto shop helps you to get the most from your oil changes by using fully synthetic oil.  Synthetic oil is manufactured entirely in a lab or factory according to a highly controlled process and stringent standards. It contains only the best additives and elements of oil.  As a result, synthetic oil provides the highest level of engine protection. Your car will need fewer oil changes, usually between 5,000 to 7,500 miles.  Check Our Latest Coupons For Oil Change Specials!

When Does My Vehicle Need an Oil Change?

The top reason for car failure is owner neglect. Don’t let this be you! Check the oil in your car by means of regular oil changes, about once a month. Here is what to look out for that might indicate the need for an oil change:
  • A low oil level when checking the oil dipstick
  • The “check engine” or “oil change required” light is illuminated on the dashboard
  • The oil is overly thick, dark, and/or milky and comes out in globs
  • Unusual pinging, knocking, or ticking engine noises when the vehicle is running
  • Blue exhaust smoke coming from the tailpipe while the vehicle is running
  • Strong burning oil odor inside the vehicle
You can top off the oil as a temporary measure if it is low when you check it. Use the same oil as what is already in the car. Then, take the car to Reliable Automotive in Kyle to find out if your system has a leak.  To address any of the other signs, set an appointment at Reliable Automotive in Kyle for an oil change as soon as possible.

Our Free Shuttle Service Takes Care of You

Your car may be in the shop for an oil change, but your day can’t stop for that! Reliable Automotive makes it possible for you to get back on the road while your car is being serviced.  We want to make dealing with Reliable Automotive as easy as possible! Request our free shuttle service when you make your appointment for an oil change. We will drop you off at your destination and then pick you up when your oil change appointment and service are complete.