Lube Stop’s Oil Change Experts can do a lot more than change oil. Following are a number of important preventative maintenance services, recommended by manufacturers and performed by Lube Stop professionals, for much less than dealerships or full service garages.
All services are covered under Lube Stop’s warranty.
Rotating tires on a regular basis will achieve uniform wear of all tires and extend their overall tread life. Most tire and vehicle manufactures recommend rotating tires every 6,000 miles or when the tires show uneven wear. An easy rule of thumb is every other oil change for proper tire maintenance.
A vehicle’s cooling system is responsible for maintaining the correct operating temperature of the engine. When the cooling system fails to operate properly, over-heating or freeze-up can occur. Replacing the engine coolant at regular intervals helps prevent engine boil-over in warm weather, engine freeze-up in cold weather and provides protection from rust and corrosion.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) lubricates the gears and bearings inside the transmission and helps keep the parts clean and cool. ATF also creates the hydraulic pressure necessary for the automatic transmission to operate and contains additives that provide protection for the transmission under every day driving conditions. Replacing the ATF according to the vehicle manufacturers recommendations is just as important as replacing the motor oil.
Power Steering Fluid Exchange
Power steering fluid is hydraulic fluid that transmits power in steering systems and changing it helps prolong the life of a car’s power steering system. Over time, seals, o-rings, and internal components wear out and contaminate existing power steering fluid, which requires the power steering pump to work harder and potentially fail.
Drive Train Cases
Drive train cases include manual transmissions, differentials, transaxles and transfer cases. Your vehicle may have one or more drive train cases depending on the make and model. Gear oil provides lubrication to the gears, bearings and shafts within a drive train case. Small metal chips wear off of the drive train case components during normal driving. Over time these metal chips will mix with the fluid. Gear oil can also become contaminated with water and the gear lubricant additive package can wear out.
Fuel Filter Replacement
A clean fuel filter will assure that harmful debris will not mix with the gasoline as it flows to the fuel injectors or carburetor. The fuel system relies on clean gasoline for smooth acceleration and good fuel economy.
Serpentine Belt Replacement
Most of today’s vehicles are equipped with a serpentine belt. Serpentine belts are so named because of their snake-like appearance when installed. The serpentine belt is responsible for transferring power from the engines flywheel to other pulleys of an engine in order to operate various components.
Battery Replacement Service
Lube Stop checks every customer’s battery during the Complete 20-Point Service inspection using state-of-the-art battery testers. Those test results are good more than 99% of the time but for that 1-2% requiring a replacement, Lube Stop carries a broad selection of premium batteries at every location and can replace a battery in the time it takes to change a car’s oil.
Fuel System Tune-Up
Performing a fuel system cleaning service helps to clean deposits and gummy film from the fuel injectors or carburetor, intake valves, intake manifold and combustion chamber. A clean fuel system will help prevent engine hesitation, stalling, surging, hard starting reduce emissions, and can improve gas mileage.