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What is an Oil Filter Changes service?

Lube Stop’s Oil Filter Changes service is the replacement of the dirty oil filter in your vehicle’s engine with a new, clean one.  Your oil filter is responsible for promoting good fuel economy and reliability in starting the engine.  It also assists with smooth acceleration, reduced emissions, and other safety and reliability benefits.

Lube Stop provides this service as needed.  To determine if it is needed, we look for signs that the oil filter is dirty, clogged or worn.  So, a visual inspection to detect dust or dirt is done.  Following that, Lube Stop also inspects for poor fuel economy, poor acceleration, and smell of gas leaks.  If they are present, we recommend replacing the filter to the customer.  If the customer agrees, then we proceed with the oil filter replacement service.

So, always bring any indicators of trouble to the attention of our Lube Stop technicians.  These include signs of dirty filters, noticeably poor fuel economy or acceleration, and any smell of gas leaks.  From there, we will trouble shoot and determine if you need to replace or change the filter.

We do this so you can enjoy the benefits of good fuel economy, ignition, acceleration, and reliability.

What is an Oil Filter for?

The oil filter helps remove contaminants from your car engine’s oil that can accumulate over time as the oil keeps your engine clean.  Clean motor oil is important because if the oil were left unfiltered for a period of time, it could become saturated with tiny, hard particles that can wear surfaces in your engine.  This dirty oil can wear the oil pump’s machined components and damage the bearing surfaces in the engine.

The outside of the filter is a metal can with a sealing gasket that allows it to be tightly held against the engine’s mating surface.  The base plate of the can holds the gasket and is perforated with holes around the area just inside the gasket.  A central hole is threaded to mate with the oil filter assembly on the engine block.  Inside the can is the filter material, most frequently made from synthetic fibre.  The engine’s oil pump moves the oil directly to the filter, where it enters from the holes in the perimeter of the base plate.  The dirty oil is pushed under pressure through the filter media and back through the central hole, where it re-enters the engine.

Choosing the correct oil filter for your vehicle is of the utmost importance.  Most oil filters look very similar, but small differences in the threads or gasket size can determine whether or not a particular filter will work on your vehicle.  Using the wrong filter can cause the oil to leak out of the engine, or an ill-fitting filter could just fall off.  Either of these situations could lead to serious engine damage.

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Why Do I Need a Oil Filter Changes service?

The Oil Filter Changes service is the replacement of the oil filter used in vehicles to help keep the engine operating well.  A clean filter helps your vehicle’s engine deliver lots of benefits.  For example, fuel economy, strong acceleration, and reduced emissions.  Not to mention, a reliable ride.

We do these filter changes so that our customers can avoid problems with the engine in their car, truck, or SUV.  The oil filter is an important maintenance item responsible for ensuring your engine works well and doesn’t break down.  This is because when a filter does its job, internal engine components are protected from contaminants that can cause major damage.  For example, connecting rods, camshaft, and valve train.

So, it is fair to conclude that a dirty, clogged or worn oil filter is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check the oil filter every visit.  We need to make sure that it is clean and functioning properly.  We understand that it costs a little in the short run to change this oil filter out.  But it saves a lot in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The oil filter should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a full functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

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