Oil Changes & Tune Ups

Lykon provides Automobile Oil Change services for Bristol, Levittown, Langhorne, Bensalem, Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA.

Motor oil is responsible for a large percentage of the cooling that takes place within your engine. Your radiator (anti-freeze system) is only responsible for cooling the upper portion of your engine. The rest (crankshaft, camshaft, timing gears, pistons, main and connecting rod bearings and many other critical engine components are cooled mainly by the motor oil within your engine. For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do.

Why should I have my oil changed frequently?

If motor oil is not changed, it gets dirty. If the car has a lot of miles on it, the piston rings may not be as tight as needed, and blow-by gets into the crankcase, which over time dirties the oil. It then makes the oil thicker. Crud in the oil sticks throughout the oil galleys. Once the oil galleys become clogged, the oil cannot drain back down through the engine into the oil pan. The oil builds up in the valve covers, which means there is less oil in the oil pan. Once the galleys are plugged, the bottom of the engine “runs out” of oil (since the oil can’t get back down into the bottom). The bearings will seize and the engine will stop running.