Proper oil maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle. Generally the Take 5 in San Marcos recommends you change your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. (Follow your owner's manual recommendations) Even if you do not drive often, the engine oil could get contaminated as a result of accumulated moisture. Contaminants are whipped into the oil as it runs through your engine. Neglected oil will eventually turn these contaminants into sludge. Sludge could eventually cause engine failure.
Not only does the oil become dirty but the additives in oil (which play such a vital part of its performance) will begin to break down and no longer perform. Consider your motor oil the blood of your engine. It plays a vital part in your engine's system. However, unlike the blood in your body, it needs to be replaced regularly.
During our multipart oil change service all of the engine's oil is replaced along with the oil filter. The Take 5 technician located at 1200 Thorpe Ln. will also check and replenish all vital under the hood fluids to the recommended levels (excluding brake fluid). All of that, along with checking your engine's air filter, adjusting the tires to the recommended pressure, inspecting your wiper blades and cleaning your windshield is done in just a few short minutes.
At Take 5 in San Marcos, our certified, friendly technicians will provide you with a "next service due" sticker after your service. They will also reset your maintenance indicator light (where applicable) and offer you a complimentary beverage while you wait comfortably in your own vehicle.