Tips from the Pros: Quality of Oil Changes
|Cheap quality oil filters vs good quality oil filters|
Many times we hear “The shop down the street only charges ____ for oil changes; why do you charge what you charge?” Gines Auto Service has a display in our office that shows you the quality of a good oil filter like the ones we use, versus the “cheap” ones like many other oil change shops use.
A good quality oil filter will last, where a cheaper filter is less durable and can break. The oil filter’s job is to remove oil contaminants. It sifts out the solid particles while allowing the oil to flow unrestricted through the engine. When the oil filter becomes “full” or “clogged”, the oil and contaminants will flow around the filter. When bypassing occurs, contaminants head straight for the engine where they can eventually cause permanent engine damage. View the video below on the difference.Don’t be afraid to ask!
When it comes to your vehicle, never be afraid to ask your mechanic any question you may have. If your mechanic won’t take the time to discuss your questions and concerns with you, then maybe that mechanic isn’t worth your money. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better informed decisions you can make when it comes to what is best for making your vehicle last.