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Oil Change Services in Ellicott City, MD 21042-3905

Oil Change

Are You Due for an Oil and Filter Change?

No car lasts forever, but you can significantly extend the life of your vehicle simply by taking care of it. This is what’s known as routine, preventative maintenance. By investing a little bit in the upkeep of your vehicle, you can prevent the need for bigger and more costly repair projects. There are different aspects of routine maintenance that are necessary, including tire rotations, wheel alignments and more. The most fundamental part of routine maintenance is the oil change. Regularly changing your oil and oil filter at Meineke #814 Ellicott City is key for keeping your car working as it is meant to.

Why Are Oil and Oil Filter Changes Necessary at All?

To understand the answer to this, you must first understand how your auto oil works. The oil in your car is essential for keeping it running smoothly. It keeps the engine parts lubricated, preventing the damage that can come from simple friction. This reduces engine wear and tear resulted by driving in streets of {City}. Without regular oil changes, your engine may be doing significant damage to itself. As a result, your car will not work as well and it certainly will not run for as long. Are you in the area? Make an appointment at in today to change your car's oil and filter.

When Do You Need an Oil Change?

Something we are commonly asked at Meineke #814 by our customers in Ellicott City MD is how frequently an oil change is needed. The short answer is that it can vary. Some people will tell you every 3,000 miles, others every 10,000 miles as it can vary from one vehicle type to the next. A good place to find out is in your vehicle owner’s manual. You can also simply bring your car to your local Meineke for an evaluation and to see how often the oil filter change is really necessary.

What Happens When You Skip the Oil Change?

If you don’t regularly get replacement oil and replacement oil filters, your engine will start to experience serious problems. First and foremost, it will overheat. This will cause it to run much less efficiently and can cause the engine parts to warp and corrode over time. Sooner or later, without routine oil changes, the entire engine will just shut down and you will have to replace it. Of course, this is much pricier than just changing the oil, which goes to show the basic value in preventative auto maintenance from

Where Can You Get an Oil Change?

Though DIY oil changes are possible, they can be difficult and are often better left to professionals. For your oil change and auto filter change needs, come to our center at 3425 North Chatham Road—and don’t forget to check the Meineke oil change coupons page beforehand!

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Meineke Ellicott City

3425 North Chatham Road

Ellicott City, MD 21042-3905

(410) 690-4234

Center Hours

M-F 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Sat 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Sun Closed

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