Oil Change

Having your vehicle's oil changed regularly is an important part of regular maintenance. Miracle Tire and Total Car Care services Boise, ID and surrounding areas. An oil change from the oil change experts at Miracle Tire and Total Car Care means a lot more than just changing your vehicle’s oil filter. At Miracle Tire and Total Car Care, oil change service is a comprehensive auto repair service performed by our qualified mechanics and includes:

  • Changing the oil filter
  • Checking the air filter
  • Inspecting and topping off all fluids under the hood
  • Oiling all fittings
  • Examining engine for punctures
  • Checking belts and hoses
  • Examining tire inflation levels
  • Checking entire undercarriage

Oil Change & Oil Filter Replacements

What and Oil Change does: The average age of a car on the roads in the United States is now 11.8 years. That can be interpreted a few different ways…it could be a reflection of better-made cars, or the fact that people are reluctant to take on a car payment. More likely, though, it just means that people are hanging on to them longer, and the only way to make a car last for over ten years is with the right maintenance. When it comes to maintenance, oil changes at regular intervals are right up at the top of the list. 

 

The motor oil in your engine provides a film of lubrication between moving parts, helping to cut friction and reduce heat. Over time, the carbon and acid byproducts of combustion will contaminate oil, as will microscopic metal particles worn from moving parts. These contaminants are trapped in the element of the oil filter, until the filter is saturated and can’t absorb any more. If left too long, the oil loses its lubricating properties and buildups of sludgy carbon deposits start to accumulate on bearings and other crucial parts. At that point, engine wear starts to speed up drastically.
 

Miracle Tire and Total Car Care provides Oil Change service in Boise, ID

With older formulations of conventional motor oil, it was advisable to change the oil every 3,000 miles. Today’s oils have detergents, friction modifiers and other additives that allow it to easily go 5-7,000 miles between changes without significant sludge buildup. 
 
Synthetic motor oils have come into their own in the last 15 years; they offer better performance and protection than conventional oil in just about every respect. Synthetic motor oils are more stable and uniform at the molecular level, with better flow properties at extreme hot and cold temperatures. Synthetics cost about twice as much per quart as conventional oils, but can easily go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Always remember to check your owner’s manual for recommended motor oil weight and oil change intervals. 
 
How’s your motor oil looking? Amber and clear, or smoky and dark as black coffee? What’s your odometer reading? Give us a call at Miracle Tire and Total Car Care in Boise, ID and let us perform an oil change – your car will thank you for it! 
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