Our goal is to provide the best customer service and to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.
1. How often should I change my oil?
It is recommended that you change the oil every 3-6 months depending on the type of vehicle and oil. Your engine oil gets contaminated over time and loses efficiency. You want clean oil, not contaminants and grit, to lubricate your engine. The slight clearance between moving parts – between piston rings and walls of the cylinder – allow trace amounts of burnt fuel to mix with the oil and contaminate it and these contaminants darken your oil engine oil over time. An oil filter prevents much of the junk from circulating in your engine however, its capacity is limited and failure to keep the contaminants out of the motor oil causes build up and expensive sludge problems.
2. Why is my check engine light on?
The check engine light is part of the onboard diagnostics system (OBD) of your vehicle. If the check engine lights up, it either blinks or stays steady, depending on the problem. In any case, you should have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by the qualified service technicians at Purple Wheels. A blinking light usually indicates a severe engine misfire that allows the dumping of unburned fuel into the exhaust system. It can rapidly raise the catalytic converter’s temperature to a point where damage is likely to require costly repair. If this happens, you should reduce the power and have the vehicle checked as soon as possible at Purple Wheels.
3. What maintenance should I be doing?
The most important thing you can do to ensure that you continue to get from point A to point B for years without constant major repairs is routine maintenance on your car. Repairs are inevitable, of course, and some maintenance requires professional assistance. Nevertheless, you can and should do some things yourself to save time and money. These include, checking your fluid levels regularly. You can easily check fluids such as brake fluid, engine oil, power steering fluid, coolants.