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Portland Oil & Filter Change

Portland Oil & Filter Change

The Basics on Changing Car Oil

It is recommended that you get an Oil Change on your vehicle every 3,500 miles for regular oil and every 5,000 miles for synthetic oil. Oil keeps all domestic parts and components of your vehicle lubricated and the oil filter accumulates contaminants generated from engine ignition and the environment.

Over time, oil decomposes and turns to sludge. Both temperature and time result in a chemical inequality of it.

Most people change their filter & oil or have the task completed at a service station or automotive repair shop. It’s a relatively simple procedure. However, using Original Manufacturer Vehicle Parts (OEM) is far more critical than most people understand.

In Oregon, we recommend having your oil and filter replaced every 5000 miles or six months. This will protect your engine and other components from the extreme rain and other weather and lead to an productive vehicle.

Aftermarket filter valves may vary and create an oil pressure issue with your vehicle. The oil pump creates oil pressure and sends it to the filter. The inlet check valve prevents oil from draining back from the pump when your vehicle is not running. There is a bypass valve that is used if the filter becomes clogged which allows oil to bypass the filter and run straight through the engine. The pressure relief valve prevents the engine from building up too much oil pressure. Aftermarket filters can collapse and cause severe engine damage when the valves do not meet the correct specifications, therefore making this very crucial to the oil replacement process.

Kia of Portland Service Department

307 NE Broadway Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

Call Us: (503) 542-0416

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Tues 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun Closed
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