At Rick's Auto Service in Reno, NV, we understand that automotive oil changes & fuel system service is important. Most of the oil changes I perform, the vehicle is way overdue for new oil. This service is one of the most important services, your car will need. That means on time, oil will loose its oiling properties due to combustion gases, resulting in possible engine damage and oil leaks. This article will highlight some general auto services, including the "oil change" and their importance for a reliable automobile.
-Oil change, conventional oil replace every 3k miles, synthetic blend at 5k and full-synthetic around 10K miles. I believe a good full-synthetic oil is beneficial to your engine, I will discuss the benefits of synthetic oil in another article. Change your vehicles oil at the recommended mileage, this will prevent engine sludge and oil seal problems. Oil sludge causes engine damage and oil leaks. Many of the cars I diagnose for oil leaks reveal the leak is due to not changing the oil on time. Regardless of your oil change habits, your vehicle needs other services.
-Fuel system service, advanced engineering is making the in-line fuel filter obsolete. In the instance your car has an in-line fuel filter, it should be replace roughly between 19 to 29K miles. Replacing it at the mentioned interval, will add life to the fuel pump. The filter in the tank, just use some good fuel injector cleaner, this should clean the in-tank fuel filter and injectors, "two for one". Fuel injector cleaner, does well on vehicles with an in-line filter, just make sure you replace the filter, before using the cleaner.
Our reliable specialists should be able to handle a variety of cars from different manufacturers be it Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, GM, dodge or a Lexus and produce the best possible results.