Changing your oil and oil filter regularly is a key part of keeping your car running right. Most people know that you should get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles—or as directed by your car’s owner’s manual. But, many people don’t know exactly why regular lube services are so important. Not only does proper oil circulation help keep your engine from overheating, the oil also lubricates the metal parts in your engine while carrying away tiny metal shavings created as these parts rub together. Over time, oil will break down and fill up with these gritty metal shavings, keeping it from circulating and doing its job effectively.
Action Gator Tire offers fast, precise, and affordable oil changes, with 29 locations throughout Central and South Florida. Our expert mechanics will replace your old, dirty oil with fresh, clean new oil and swap your old oil filter for a new one to help keep your engine running smoothly and protect its longevity. We’ll also advise you as to when you should flush and replace your car’s other lubricants and fluids, including your brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid, and others. Read below to learn more about our oil, lube, and filter change services.
With so many different varieties on the market, how do you choose the right oil for your car, van, truck, or SUV? How can you be sure you’re making the best selection for your vehicle? Is conventional, full synthetic, or a synthetic blend the right choice? Our engine oil experts will talk to you about your vehicle, your driving habits, and your goals before recommending the perfect oil for your car. We make it easy to remove all the guesswork from oil selection and ensure your engine is cooled and lubricated properly for years and miles to come.
After we’ve helped you choose the perfect oil for your vehicle, we’ll hand it over to our expert ASE-certified mechanics for your fast oil change. We’ll quickly drain your old engine oil, replace your oil filter with a brand-new one, and then fill your engine with the right amount of new oil. After everything’s finished, we’ll check your oil levels and then start your engine to ensure the oil is circulating as it should. In only about half an hour, your car will be ready to hit the road with fresh oil for thousands more miles of reliable, efficient performance.
As we’re changing your oil, we’ll also take a look at the levels and condition of your vehicle’s other lubricants, coolants, and other fluids. This includes everything from your windshield washer fluid to your radiator coolant (antifreeze), brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and differential fluid. All of these fluids need to be topped-up periodically, and we’ll take care of routine fluid fills for you. These fluids will all eventually wear out, just like your engine oil, so we’ll advise you about the current conditions of your fluids and recommend flushes and refills as they’re needed. Keeping these fluids fresh and at the proper levels will help ensure your vehicle continues to run and drive smoothly longer.