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Help Extend the Life of Your Engine with Regular Oil Changes Performed by Local Experts

When you start your vehicle’s engine, you expect it to easily crank up and run smoothly every time. The easiest way to ensure this is by staying on top of regular oil changes. Clean oil running through a clean oil filter helps keep your engine protected and free of the debris and buildup that make engines run harder.

Regularly bringing your vehicle into Martin Tire Company for a professional oil change will help ensure your engine is running its best and prevent expensive repairs down the road. During your oil change service, our ASE-certified technicians will not only perform your oil change but also thoroughly inspect the major systems of your vehicle.

Before leaving our shop, you’ll know exactly when your next car oil change is recommended as well as any other maintenance or repair recommendations. Our top priority is to keep you on the road in a vehicle that is running safely and in optimal condition.

High-Quality Service You (and Your Engine) Can Count On

You’ll see the difference from the moment you arrive at Martin Tire Company. Our goal is to provide local El Paso drivers the very best customer service along with expert auto care.

We also know that it’s critical to provide this level of care at competitive, fair prices. To help our customers save even more on service, we regularly offer oil change specials. Make sure to check out our coupons page for the latest deals!

During your full-service oil change, your technician will:

  • Drain the old, dirty oil out of your engine from underneath
  • Remove the old oil filter
  • Install a new, clean oil filter
  • Put up to five quarts of new, clean Valvoline oil into your engine (see below for the different types of oil available)
  • Lubricate your vehicle’s chassis
  • Rotate your tires (upon request)
  • Perform a comprehensive multi-point vehicle inspection

Different Types of Oil

At Martin Tire Company, with every oil change, our customers get the same level of professional service. But the one thing that may differ from one vehicle to the next is the type of oil that is used. There are several different types of engine oil available for vehicles today. Each type has a different level of thickness (viscosity), provides a different level of engine protection, has different additives, and varies in cost.

The type of vehicle you drive, your engine’s mileage, and your driving habits are all factors that determine what type of oil is best for your engine. Our ASE-certified technicians can help you determine what oil you should be using and answer any questions you may have.

The three main types of oil we use for an oil change service are:

Valvoline Synpower (Full Synthetic Oil)

This oil is specially formulated to provide the highest levels of advanced protection against the three major causes of engine stress: heat, friction, and deposits.

Manufactured exclusively in a lab or factory, full synthetic engine oil is highly refined and contains the best combination of oil and powerful additives. This oil must adhere to very strict standards and follows a highly controlled manufacturing process. Because of this, full synthetic oil provides the highest level of performance and engine protection.

Compared to a “regular” conventional oil change, a full synthetic oil change is more expensive. However, synthetic oil lasts longer than conventional oil, so your oil changes won’t be as frequent as if you were using conventional oil.

Some of the benefits of using full synthetic oil include:

  • Maximum engine protection during startup
  • Superior friction-reducing and anti-wear agents prevent damage to sensitive engine components
  • Higher fuel efficiency due to a cooler-running engine that does not have to work as hard (less friction = less heat)
  • Outstanding high and low engine temperature protection
  • Significant reduction in oil consumption and the lowest level of oil burn-off due to a special formula that helps resist thermal breakdown
  • Extremely powerful detergents that keep the engine clean and help prevent any buildup of deposits and sludge

Valvoline Maxlife (Synthetic Blend Oil)

A hybrid combination of both full synthetic and conventional oil, synthetic blend engine oil is refined to use the best features of both types of oil.

Essentially, synthetic blend oil is the middle ground between full synthetic oil and conventional oil. It provides more engine protection and better performance than conventional oil, but not as much as full synthetic oil. Synthetic blend also typically lasts longer than conventional oil. When it comes to cost, a synthetic blend oil change service will be a little more expensive than conventional oil but less than full synthetic oil.

We recommend switching to at least synthetic blend oil at the 75,000-mile mark to address and prevent damage from four common issues: leaks, deposits, sludge, and friction.

Some of the benefits of synthetic blend oil include:

  • Slowing down existing oil leaks and preventing new leaks by using synthetic seal conditioners to maintain and preserve the elasticity of seals
  • Specialized cleaning detergents that help remove existing sludge and deposits
  • Additional cleaning agents reduce deposit formation to keep the engine cleaner and prevent horsepower loss
  • Antioxidants that stop oil breakdown to further prevent clogging and sludge buildup
  • Helps restore fuel economy by utilizing special synthetic friction modifiers that help reduce friction and maximize power output

Valvoline Premium (Conventional Oil)

Sometimes simply referred to as “regular oil,” conventional engine oil is a natural, crude mineral oil that is partially refined to help improve the viscosity and increase its protective properties.

While still being effective at protecting your engine, this oil is the most affordable option for your oil change. But conventional oil is not as refined as the other types of oil, so you won’t get the same levels of protection with this oil that you’ll get with synthetic oil.

The benefits of choosing conventional include:

  • Lower price point at each oil change
  • Sufficient level of additives specially formulated to help keep your engine protected
  • Good protection and performance over a wide range of engine temperatures
  • Helps keep the engine clean by minimizing deposit formation
  • Resists oil thickening to help maintain efficient fuel economy

For those wanting to stick with conventional oil, Valvoline Premium Conventional oil is the #1 choice of top ASE-certified technicians for use in their own cars and trucks.

Four Critical Things Clean Oil Does for Your Engine

Your engine’s motor oil plays a very important role in keeping the engine running efficiently, smoothly, and safely as it cycles through. The four critical things oil does for your engine are:

  1. Keeps the engine clean: Motor oil absorbs debris and combustion deposits as it cycles through the engine, preventing any buildup or damaging blockages. The oil renders these things harmless until the dirty oil is removed at your next oil change.
  2. Reduces friction and prevents excess wear: The sensitive components within the engine are protected by a lubricating layer from the oil. This prevents metal-on-metal contact and significantly reduces friction between the moving parts.
  3. Eliminates excess heat: While it runs, the engine naturally generates a lot of heat. The engine oil safely absorbs any excess heat from sensitive areas and redistributes it, preventing the engine from overheating.
  4. Prevents rust and corrosion: The protective layer formed by the oil also keeps the engine components free from a buildup of rust and corrosion.

But the engine oil doesn’t last forever. Over time, as the oil circulates through the engine doing its job and absorbing heat, it becomes less effective. So, not keeping up with regular oil changes can lead to engine clogs, sticking pistons, overheating, and even a totally seized-up engine.

Avoid further expensive repairs by following the suggested oil change schedule for your vehicle. This will keep your engine properly protected and running its best.

Our expert technicians here at Martin Tire Company will be happy to help you determine the best type of oil and the oil change service schedule for your vehicle and your driving habits.

Schedule Your Oil Change Service Today!

Our ASE-certified technicians can answer any questions you may have about your vehicle’s oil change routine, different types of oil, and any other auto maintenance and repairs that you may need for your car, truck, or SUV.

If you’re looking for a professional oil change and service you can count on, look no further than Martin Tire Company. Local drivers trust our expert team for high-quality vehicle maintenance and repair work, all backed by outstanding customer service.

Schedule your appointment online for an oil change today!

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