Quick oil change services can get the job done, but sometimes you get what you pay for. After trying a new oil change service, it is important to check your vehicle over to make sure that everything is as it should be.
First of all, you should check the oil level. Too little oil can increase engine friction and heat, causing damage over time. Believe it or not, too much oil can also cause problems for your vehicle. When an engine has too much oil, it can get foamy and reduce the lubrication provided.
If your oil change service also checked and adjusted your tire pressure, you should check your tires. Use an air pressure gauge and check all of the tires individually when the tires are cool. You can find information about the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in your owner’s manual. Both underinflated and overinflated tires can cause safety and wear and tear issues for your tires.
Finally, check the levels of the various fluids in your engine:
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Transmission fluid
- Engine coolant (only open when vehicle is cool)
- Windshield wiper fluid
If you are unsure about how to check any of these fluids, you can look in the owner’s manual for detailed instructions and locations.
Regular oil change services are important to the health of your vehicle and your safety. It is imperative that you have your oil changed by knowledgeable technicians you can trust.