Gone are the days of the attendant at the service station who fills your gas tank, cleans your windshield and checks your oil level. Our mechanics say that checking your oil level regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your engine running smoothly, for a long time. Engine oil is critical for lubricating the internal moving parts of your engine. At least once a week, a car shows up at our shop with NO oil showing on the dipstick. The consequences of not keeping adequate levels of clean oil are significant, and can be very expensive. With time and heat, your engine oil actually breaks down (the molecules fracture), thus losing its ability to keep your engine’s rotating assemblies (bearings, pistons, camshafts, etc.) from contacting each other…causing their surfaces to wear away. So, when you change your engine oil regularly, you not only replace the worn out oil, but you add a new barrier (oil filter) that collects contaminates and by-products of the combustion process that accelerate the breakdown of your oil. If you are not sure how to check your engine oil level, or just want to revisit the days of the gas station attendant, stop by your honest accurate auto repair shop for a quick and easy oil check…you and your car will be glad you did!