Like toothbrushes and American vice presidents, motor oil is best changed every three months. Keep the engine of democracy running smoothly with this Groupon.
$15.50 for an oil-change and maintenance package (a $50 value)
- Oil change—up to 5 quarts of premium oil
- Filter change
- Tire rotation
- Fluid top off
- 21-point inspection<p>
An oil change keeps all the parts of an engine moving smoothly. Peek under the hood with us to see why they need constant lubrication.
Internal-Combustion Engines: The Muscle in a Muscle Car
Beneath the guttural rumble of a car engine is an incredible amount of force. As soon as you step on the gas, fuel vapor mixed with air begins exploding, driving metal pistons in and out of chambers where temperatures regularly hit 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This enclosed system of pistons propelled by direct contact with burning gas defines an internal-combustion engine. (There is such a thing as an external-combustion engine, in which the heat is produced from outside the cylinder—as in the old-fashioned steam engines that people in the past used to make trains look extra friendly, for instance.)
The internal-combustion engine under the hood of the typical car completes its cycle in four stages, or strokes. First, fuel and air fill the cylinder as the piston drops. As the piston returns to the top of the cylinder, it (2) compresses the fuel mixture before (3) a spark from the spark plug ignites the mixture, the force of the explosion pressing the piston back down. Finally, the cylinder rises once more to push out the exhaust. As the crankshaft at the base of the pistons is kept turning by this constant cycle, it drives the rotation of the transmission, which applies all that power in a controlled fashion to the axles and, finally, sends you speeding down the road.<p>
“Great PRICES, I will be back for future oil changes. Father & Son are honest and fair priced for the level of service received. I would recommend someone to them for...”
“Great PRICES, I will be back for future oil changes. Father & Son are honest and fair priced for the level of service received. I would recommend someone to them for vehicle maintenance as well. ”
“For the oil change the deal was great. no wait time other than the service. I would not go there for repairs there mark up is way to high. I overheard a convo with...”
“For the oil change the deal was great. no wait time other than the service. I would not go there for repairs there mark up is way to high. I overheard a convo with another customer and owner. The part cost 43$ he charged Cust 90$...that's rediculous ”