Regular oil changes could keep you from shopping for car repair in the Metairie-New Orleans area anytime soon.
You and Elmo (a Catahoula leopard – what else?) have been out practicing each morning for tomorrow’s 10K to benefit the Louisiana SPCA and Chris Briede Fund. Actually, you’ve been concentrating so much on race training (and having fun with Elmo) that you’ve basically ignored your car. You’ve let the burning smell go by. Ditto the flickering oil light, and the tapping, knocking and chattering sounds. But you can’t ignore it anymore. Your engine won’t start.
That’s bad. Very bad.
It sounds as if your engine might have seized up because it lacks oil. Making sure your engine is supplied with the right amount of clean oil is probably THE most important thing you can do to keep your car running and avoid a major repair bill. Yet, simple as it is, many car owners simply put it off and put it off and put it off until their engines are severely damaged.
“Lack of oil for even two seconds is destructive to an engine,” ehow.com says. “Without the oil to separate the parts, they begin to touch each other and metal-to-metal contact occurs at high speed. Without oil, an engine can destroy itself in a matter of seconds.”
And, once an engine seizes up, ehow says, “the metal is so damaged within the engine that it cannot be repaired. A new engine is the only answer.”
Your best way of keeping that from happening is to come visit one of Twin Tire and Auto Care’s three convenient locations in the Metairie-New Orleans area for regular oil changes and inspections. Our expert auto mechanics in Harvey, Hammond and Marrero are dedicated to keeping your car on the road for years to come. They’re also dedicated to getting you back on the road should something go wrong with your car. Now’s a good time to come for that oil change. Twin Tire has a special $28.95 for an oil change. But you need to take advantage of the deal soon – it’s only good through the end of the month. That’s tomorrow.