Oil Change & Lube

Why Do You Need to Get Your Oil Changed?

An oil change at your local West Des Moines Iowa auto shop: Sounds simple, but there are some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.

That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

When should I get my oil changed?

Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

Also how you drive around West Des Moines Iowa can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop-and-go driving, short trips to, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads, and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in Iowa have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your Iowa service advisor at All Pro Servicenter about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.

Lube services

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at All Pro Servicenter will take care of that with a lube, oil, and filter service.

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West Des Moines, IA
1121 Railroad Ave
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 453-8439

North Des Moines, IA
4205 NW 2nd Ave
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 243-0108

South Des Moines, IA
6409 S.E. 14th St
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 285-3219

East Des Moines, IA
2442 Hubbell Ave
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 265-6146

Urbandale, IA
5904 Meredith Dr
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 278-2059

Ankeny, IA
113 East 1st Street
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Phone: (515) 964-0641

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