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Checking & Changing Oil

What to Look For Motor oil is the lifeblood of the engine, which is why it’s so important that what’s running through the heart of your vehicle is always in good condition. Over time, oil accumulates dirt and contaminants that weaken its effectiveness and cause build-ups in the engine. Checking the oil regularly will help you decide when it’s time for an oil change so you can keep all the internal components clean and healthy. Use these tips from Tri Star Automotive in Tyrone, Georgia to check your vehicle’s engine oil. Check Oil Levels Using a dipstick, you can check your vehicle’s oil levels anywhere on the road or at home. Insert the dipstick and remove it carefully to avoid spilling hot oil on other components or yourself. Read the measurements carefully to determine if you need to add more oil. If you find that your engine is consuming motor oil quickly, speak with one of our professionals. You may need engine repair to correct the problem. Visual Inspection ... read more


Oil Change

Why You Need Oil Changes

Benefits of Regular Maintenance Wouldn’t it be nice if our cars could last a lifetime? Especially after a new vehicle purchase, drivers want their cars to stay in top condition — and we don’t blame them! To help drivers take care of their investments, Tri Star Automotive provides fast and easy oil changes. Did you know that simply following a routine schedule for oil changes could greatly benefit your vehicle and help it last longer? Let’s explore the perks of regular oil changes! Optimal Performance Your vehicle was designed to run on clean engine oil. But over time, oil accumulates dirt and grime that stops its effectiveness. Swapping it out refreshes the engine, removing build-ups and keeping it running at its best! If you want an engine that always performs to its full potential, you have to help it get there with frequent oil changes. Avoid Breakdowns While skipping one oil change won’t be the end of the world, neglecting them long-term leaves your engine vulne ... read more


Auto Repair

Oil Change: How It’s Done

Lube Service at Tri Star Automotive Changing engine oil routinely is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car healthy and running well. Depending on your driving habits and specific vehicle, you’ll likely need lube service about every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Why so often? Oil accumulates, contaminants, and breaks down over time, clogging up engine parts and potentially leading to serious problems. Changing it out protects the engine and its optimal performance, plus it’s quick and easy! Here’s what the process looks like: Get to Tri Star Automotive Our state-of-the-art facility is fully-equipped to easily change out engine oil with no hiccups or mistakes. Some car enthusiasts may prefer to change oil themselves. We recommend extreme caution to do-it-yourselfers because oil may be extremely hot. Plus, mistakes could cause serious damage. Prep First, we park and restrain the vehicle, ensuring the ve ... read more


Auto Repair