Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly with Oil Change Services in Orlando, FL

Maintain your vehicle’s performance and efficiency with regular oil changes at Griffis Automotive Repair in Orlando, FL. Our expert technicians are here to provide top-quality oil change services you can trust.

Regular oil changes are crucial for maintaining your vehicle’s performance and preventing engine issues down the road. Without timely oil and filter changes, your engine’s internal components may not stay clean, cool, and adequately lubricated.

At Griffis Automotive Repair, our ASE-certified technicians are here to help with your oil change needs. We will complete your maintenance services according to schedule, using only the highest-quality parts and fluids. Simply schedule your appointments and bring your car to our shop

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

As your engine’s lifeblood, motor oil must maintain its ability to clean, cool, and lubricate the moving parts for optimal performance. However, as oil circulates, it gradually degrades due to the pressure and heat inside your engine.

In addition, the oil collects dirt, metal shavings, and other potentially harmful particles. The oil filter captures these particles, but it eventually becomes clogged with debris.

To keep your engine running smoothly, visit our Orlando, FL shop for an oil change. Our technicians will remove the old filter, drain the oil, replace the filter, and refill your engine with fresh oil.

Consequences of Delaying Oil Changes

An engine filled with degraded oil and a dirty filter cannot operate efficiently. Its moving parts lack proper lubrication and cooling, which can result in excessive wear and damage to the engine’s components.

Moreover, as the oil degrades, it can turn into a sludgy substance that blocks the engine’s oil passages and increases resistance against the moving parts. This can lead to a higher risk of catastrophic engine failure.

When to Schedule an Oil Change

Your vehicle typically needs an oil change every 3,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer's recommendations. Synthetic motor oil lasts longer than conventional oil, but harsh driving conditions can shorten its lifespan. If you need guidance on your vehicle's specific requirements, our service advisor and technician will collaborate to determine the ideal oil change intervals for you.

During your appointment, we'll change your oil and oil filter, check the condition of other fluids, perform inspections, and address any additional needs your vehicle may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: The frequency of oil changes depends on your vehicle’s make, model, and the type of oil used. Generally, oil changes are recommended every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s specific recommendations.

A: Conventional oil is derived from crude oil, while synthetic oil is a chemically engineered product. Synthetic oil typically provides better performance, lasts longer, and withstands extreme temperatures better than conventional oil.

A: Signs your car needs an oil change include: 

  • a decrease in fuel efficiency
  • a darker or thicker oil consistency
  • an oil smell inside the cabin
  • increased engine noise
  • the check engine or oil change warning light turned on

A: Neglecting oil changes can lead to: 

  • a buildup of sludge
  • decreased engine performance
  • increased wear on engine components
  • potential engine failure.

A: The oil filter removes contaminants, such as dirt and metal particles, from the oil to keep it clean and protect the engine from wear and damage.

A: Yes, you can switch between conventional and synthetic oil as long as you use the recommended oil viscosity for your vehicle. However, it’s a good idea to consult your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic for specific recommendations.

A: To check your oil level, park your car on a level surface and turn off the engine. Wait a few minutes for the oil to settle, then remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert it, and pull it out again. The oil level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on the dipstick.

A: The type of oil your car needs can be found in your owner’s manual. It will specify the recommended oil viscosity and whether conventional or synthetic oil is recommended or required.

Schedule Your Oil Change Service in Orlando, FL

At Griffis Automotive Repair, we make it easy to get your oil changes done on time, every time. We look forward to helping you maintain your personal car or entire fleet in excellent condition.

Call us at (407) 896-2225 to schedule your appointment or visit our auto repair shop at 1400 S Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32806. Let us help you keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently for years to come.