Tracy’s Automotive can help you choose the right oil to aid your car in coping with the stress of a hot summertime.
You were headed out to take a ride in a restored B-29 when the oil change light on your dash flickered on. As usual, you made a mental note of it and promptly forgot about changing your oil. But it’s been a few weeks now and the light hasn’t gone away and now you’re wondering if there’s anything special you should know when you go to have your oil changed.
Well, maybe. Deciding on the correct oil is a bit more complicated that simply pointing to a bottle on a shelf. You should take several items into consideration, according to napaonline.com. Among those are the time of the year, the car manufacturer’s specifications, where you drive and how much stress you put on your car.
First, napaonline.com says, you should use a multi-viscosity oil so it functions well as the temperature changes. And, synthetic oil is better for engines that undergo stress.
“Synthetic oil has been refined to the point where it contains fewer impurities than standard engine oil, and it also makes use of unique detergents and additives that can better protect against the stress of high RPMs on a hot summer’s day. Synthetics are also much more capable when it comes to resisting the foaming and thinning that can be caused by very high engine temperatures,” napaonline.com says. “In some cases if you’re hitting the race track or towing on a regular basis, one of the best summer oil choices you can make is to switch to a full-synthetic formulation.”
If you put a lot of stress on your engine, napaonline.com says you should be diligent about oil changes. That could include changing your oil more frequently.
“Does your summer driving regimen include dirt roads, off-road trails or gravel tracks that kick up substantial dust? If the answer is yes, then it’s likely that you’ll need to change your summer oil and oil filter more often than what the manufacturer recommends,” napaonline.com says. “You also need to be honest about your driving habits. You may be shocked to find that your boring daily commute may actually put your car in the severe-duty service schedule. At that point you will need service more often than normal.”
If you’re not sure what’s best, consult with a trusted Wichita auto care pro before you change the oil. If you don’t have a reliable Wichita auto care mechanic, then it’s time to talk with the experts at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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