The Importance of Oil Changes - Atlanta, GA

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What is an Oil Change?

Serving the Buford, Atlanta, and Sandy Springs, GA Areas

An oil change is perhaps the least expensive service to perform on your car or truck, but if left undone at regular intervals, could cause serious damage to your engine. Oil circulates through your engine to lubricate it and move the heat through to keep it from over-heating. Skipping your oil change can allow for debris build up in your engine, or over-heating that can cause parts to wear out.

Why is Oil Important?

Oil to a car is like water to us. It serves countless purposes, like neutralizing acids, dissipating heat, and lubricating moving parts. Over time, the oil in your car becomes saturated with acids, particles, and becomes less effective as a lubricant. As a result, it must be replaced fresh oil ready to take on more abuse and keep you on the road.

When Should I Schedule an Oil Change?

Most cars and trucks need oil changes every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. Spirited or off-road driving will reduce your oil's longevity, while using an enhanced, synthetic oil may buy you up to 20,000 miles between changes. To know when your car is due for an oil change, look for a sticker in the top left of your windshield left by the last professional to perform the service.

Can I Change my Own Oil?

Some enthusiasts consider oil changes a DIY affair, but if you pursue the option, be sure to wear your brother's favorite shirt- once your car is lifted and you remove the pan, you're sure to emerge like an intern at the squid farm. It is also important to change your oil filter to ensure your engine stays healthy. A professional will get the job done correctly with the right oil.

Our technicians at Lara's Trucks have the skills to and knowledge provide professional and timely oil changes throughout the life of your car. Book your next routine oil change from the comfort of your home with our online service scheduling system. Once the service is complete, we'll work with you to create a routine oil change schedule tailored to you and your car- no guesswork- and you can drive home worry free.

If you are interested in scheduling service for your next oil change, then contact Lara's Trucks. Our professional service technicians will treat your vehicle with the utmost care.


Lara's Trucks
4420 Buford Hwy.
Chamblee, GA 30341

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