Your car’s internal combustion engine is a precision piece of machinery, and it needs to be kept in good condition to stay safe on the road. Central Lube provides engine flush services and more to Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to make an appointment at one of our locations.
The best way to prevent the buildup of engine sludge is to change your oil frequently and to install the correct engine oil filters in your vehicle. Engine sludge forms when the oil in your engine begins to degrade, forming a deposit of unwanted materials on the engine’s parts. This degradation happens due to oxidation, a process by which the oil’s chemistry begins to break down. Sludge deposits can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including the following:
- Stop-and-go driving
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Oil temperature is too low or too high
- Oil contamination or inferior oil
- Deterioration of oil additives
If you’ve recently bought a used car, it’s a good idea to flush the engine oil, since you can’t be sure of the previous owner’s maintenance habits. If you go too long without cleaning engine sludge, the buildup can seriously damage the engine, even necessitating a replacement. A yearly car inspection, however, can catch this problem before it gets too severe.
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When we clean engine sludge, we use a cleaning solution that’s been specially formulated to remove the sludge, along with old oil, metal deposits, varnish, gum, acids, and other harmful contaminates. This benefits your car in several ways. It extends the engine life by reducing the friction in its working parts; it improves gas mileage; and it keeps the oil cleaner. An engine oil flush is recommended every 15,000 miles or once a year.
In addition to our sludge removal and engine flushing services, we also offer a number of other car maintenance services to help keep your engine in prime condition, including fuel injector cleaning, fuel filter replacement, and serpentine belt replacement. If you suspect your car may need some work, don’t hesitate to contact Central Lube at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to make an appointment at one of our locations.