Keeping it fresh is what the experts at CTG Express Lube like to do. When it comes to an oil change for your SUV, the certified service technicians at CTG Express Lube are expertly trained to understand how your SUV uses its oil and how it monitors oil life. An oil change from experts at CTG Express Lube not only gives you great service, convenience, and quality Valvoline oil, but you also get the added value of their expertise on your SUV. An oil change from the service technicians at CTG Express Lube includes comprehensive maintenance service designed to carefully replace your SUV’s oil, check all other fluids, replace your oil filter, and inspect your engine for leaks. The technicians at CTG Express Lube will also perform a complete belt and hose inspection, tire pressure check and give a thorough inspection of your SUV undercarriage. Regular oil changes in your SUV at CTG Express Lube help protect your engine against future rust, wear, and corrosion. They help extend the life of your vehicle and keep you running smoothly by helping to free your engine from dirt and debris so it doesn’t have to work as hard.
Typically, SUV vehicles that drive under mild conditions can travel more miles before an oil change. However, many vehicles are driven under severe conditions, which include stop and go traffic, extreme temperatures, short trips of less than 5 miles, towing, and dust, mud or gravel conditions. Over a period of use, motor oil deteriorates and becomes unable to do an efficient job lubricating, cleaning and cooling engine parts. Many older SUVs require oil changes at 3,000 mile intervals. However, thanks to advances in engine technologies, newer model SUVs have a much longer range between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual or have the experts at CTG Express Lube research for your specific SUV vehicle needs.
When the “change engine oil” light appears, oil change service is necessary for the vehicle as soon as possible, within the next 600 or so miles. If driving under the best conditions, the light might not indicate the need for service, however, it is usually recommended the motor oil and filter should be changed at least once a year. It is generally recommended to change your oil after every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on whether your vehicle requires conventional or synthetic oil. Check your owners manual for details or stop by CTG Express Lube for advice to keep your SUV running safely and smoothly.
It’s not just about the miles either. If you don’t drive your car a lot, your oil still needs to be kept fresh and clean. Changing your SUVs oil is important to help lubricate and cool hundreds of moving engine parts to minimize friction and wear. Oil becomes less effective as it ages, and by not getting the engine warm enough, excess moisture that forms in the engine will not be removed, which can lead to shorter engine life. Motor oil removes contamination from water and keeps unburned fuel to a minimum. It protects your engine by keeping dirt from collecting, and it also prevents corrosion from moisture or acids that may find their way into your engine. Motor oil wears out when its additives have been depleted. These additives include anti-wear agents that react with metal surfaces to form a protective coating and stop sludge and contaminants from forming and settling on engine parts or clogging oil passages. Fortunately, many newer SUVs make it easy for drivers to know when it’s time to change the oil. Built-in oil life monitors track temperature and driving habits and can more accurately predict when it’s time for new oil change.
Every SUV engine needs oil. The experts at CTG Express Lube are trained to meet the needs of your vehicle when the time comes. Failure to use the right type oil, and document its use, could void your warranty or something worse.