Oil Change Services

If you truly want to extend the life of your vehicle and keep it running its best, make sure you get regular oil changes. Changing your oil keeps your engine clean and properly lubricated, reducing the need for expensive engine repairs. For most automobiles you should change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles. When it comes time for your next oil change in Wilmington, DE, look no further than the auto repair experts at one of Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Centers!

Oil & Lube Service Centers Near Wilmington

Oil Change | Paul Campanella's Auto & Tire Center

Our ASE Certified Technicians have the experience, equipment and skills to quickly and efficiently take care of all your oil changes, filter changes, fluid services and more. We take pride in keeping your vehicle safe and reliable, and have a comprehensive list of auto tune up services to do just that. We provide a standard warranty on all of our automotive services, and have a friendly team of professionals to ensure that your Wilmington oil change experience with us is easy and enjoyable!

Our complete oil change and fluid services include:

  • Oil Change (with your choice of motor oil)
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Fuel Filter Replacement
  • Check and Top-Off of All Fluids (transmission, brake, wiper, etc.)
  • 26-Point Safety Inspection

When it’s time for an engine tune up, our auto repair technicians are ready to help! At Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center, we perform comprehensive diagnostics on your vehicle to check for any problems and we build a tune-up plan specific to your vehicle’s needs.

Our customized tune up services could include:

  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Fuel Filter Replacement
  • New Spark Plugs & Spark Plug Wires
  • Distributor Cap & Rotor Inspection/Installation
  • Check and Top-Off of All Fluids (transmission, brake, wiper, etc.)
  • Battery Check & Terminal Cleaning
  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement
  • Emissions Scanning

Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change

Listen to your car, it’s a sophisticated machine that can tell you when something is wrong. There are many potential indicators that call out for change, and an oil change is possibly one of the most important auto maintenance steps a driver can take. Oil is the lifeblood of a car and its engine. Clean oil is required for the car’s motor to run smoothly and avoid the buildup of contaminates that lead to breakdown.

Get a frequent oil change service to ensure your car runs smoothly and help avoid preventable engine repairs! Have you ever asked yourself "how often do I need an oil change?" The answer to that question can vary based on many factors, including but not limited to: vehicle age, daily driving habits, and climate/weather conditions. First let’s look at the top signs that your car needs an oil change:

  1. Low or Falling Oil Level
    If you can’t recall how long it’s been since your last oil change, check your oil level. If your vehicles oil level is too low, bring your car in to one of Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center locations for service as soon as possible. Driving without enough oil will likely cause engine damage and lead to break downs, especially in the summer. Oil levels can decline slightly through evaporation and vehicle use, but a consistently declining oil level points to bigger and more costly issues if not addressed immediately.

  2. Persistent Check Engine Light
    A Check Engine Light is an obvious sign that service is needed or that issues exist. Be aware of the lights on your dashboard and don’t blatantly ignore them. If you see a lit oil lamp or other alert lights, contact us to schedule a Check Engine Light Diagnostic Service.

  3. More Mileage Than Usual
    Putting significant mileage on your car could lead to needing a "sooner than usual oil change". Long or frequent highway trips tend to lead to faster breakdown of your vehicle’s engine oil. Conversely, if you start to notice that the miles per gallon of gas that your car is getting is going down, then you might be long overdue for an oil change as well.

  4. Ticking Sounds When Starting
    At start, your car’s engine begins circulating oil and if your motor oil is old and dirty it can lead to inefficiencies or complications. Any time your vehicle’s motor is forced to run less than optimal, extra wear and tear happen along with different feels and sounds. You might get a ticking noise after starting the engine or even knocking sounds. These are bad and should be inspected.

  5. Shaking While Idling
    As mentioned previously, less optimal performance from your engine can lead to abnormal sounds and sensations such as vibrations or shuddering after startup or when your car is idling.

  6. Increased Engine Noise
    The smooth, viscous properties of motor oil are what helps engines perform optimally. When your oil is old and full of contaminates it’s not doing its job and your engine suffers. You’ll hear greater effort from the engine when that protective oil is lacking.

  7. Visible Car Exhaust
    With modern emissions requirements and annual inspections, it’s rare to have vehicles expel visible exhaust. If your car isn’t 25 years old or isn’t registered with a historical plate (classic cars included), then any sign of visible exhaust is not good.

Any of these warning signs sound familiar? Can’t remember when that last oil change was? If so, don’t wait, schedule service immediately with Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Centers throughout Wilmington. Waiting will only lead to engine damage, eventual break down and towing. We can offer cost-effective oil changes from expert technicians using the best products in the industry.

How Often Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil?

For many years car dealers and vehicle manufacturers recommended frequent oil changes, supplying your car with fresh motor oil and a new oil filter every 3,000 miles. With all the advances in automotive technology and research, it’s become clear that sooner is not always better. Now, most manufacturers recommend 5,000 mile intervals for oil changes in modern vehicles, some even suggesting 7,500 miles or more for specific makes and models.

Frequencies vary so be sure to consult the owner’s manual to see how often to change the oil and which type of oil to use in your car. Also, it’s good to keep in mind the performance and climate factors that may alter those suggested intervals, from persistent weather extremes to excessive driving distances and/or speeds, heavy towing, extensive stop-go driving, and even minimal overall use where the engine doesn’t reach full operating temperature and has great periods of nonuse.

No matter your automobile’s status or situation, know that the staff at Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Centers care about the wellbeing of you and your car. Let us diagnose your issues and provide the expert maintenance required to keep you running all year long.

Schedule an Oil Change today!

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