It’s Summer, Time to Care for Your Engine | Oil Change

Making sure you keep up with routine car care, like an oil change, is even more important in the hot Madison summertime.

With school out for the summer, you’ve been spending time making sure the kids have fun things to do. Today, you’re planning on taking advantage of the Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! program created by MMoCA. Not only will it be fun for the kids, they might actually learn something and it might spark a lifelong interest in art.

While you’re taking care of your kids, their minds and imaginations, don’t forget to take care of your car. A little bit of car care goes a long way to having a vehicle that runs well and lasts for a long time. That’s especially true of routine maintenance tasks – like oil changes – during the summer months. As Car Talk says, “Make sure you stay on top of your oil changes. This is particularly important in the summer, since a hot engine needs all the lubrication it can get, and at high temperatures your engine’s oil is really getting put through the wringer.”

When you go for an oil change, be sure to talk with your auto mechanic about your car. If, for example, you tow regularly, that could influence the oil that your auto mechanic knows is best for your vehicle.

“Your owner’s manual may have a recommendation for what’s called ‘severe duty,’ such as pulling a trailer,” Car Talk says. “In this case, you might want to switch over to a higher viscosity oil. Why? Well, under hot operating conditions, a thicker oil will thin out less quickly, making sure your engine stays well lubricated when it needs it most. If you do operate your vehicle under ‘severe duty’ conditions, you should also consider changing the oil more frequently, because you’re working it that much harder.”

If you come to Terry’s Car Care for that oil change – or for auto repairs or tire service – you’re not going to have to worry about keeping up with all the distinctions that are made when talking about car care. You just have to let Terry’s trusted auto mechanics know your driving style and how you use your car and they’ll do the rest. Terry’s has been the trusted car care shop in Madison for almost 50 years. While you’re here, ask about our discounts on car repairs.

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