Free Oil Changes

The Germain Advantage Complimentary Oil Changes

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Complimentary Oil Changes

Purchase or Lease a new Honda from Germain Honda of Naples and receive free oil changes for the first year of ownership! It’s our way of saying “Thank You”.

Receive one complimentary oil change (Retail Value $54.95) every 7,500 miles, Based on average miles driven of 15,000 per year. Includes Genuine Honda Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, a Genuine OEM Honda oil filter with check valve, changed by factory-trained Honda technicians.

Here Are 6 Reasons to Regularly Change Your Motor Oil

 

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To Maintain Proper Lubrication of the Engine

The main function of motor oil is to reduce friction and wear on moving parts. It also cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing, and helps to cool the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts.

The oil in your engine maintains a thin, lubricating film on all metal parts that lets them glide over each other safely and efficiently, minimizing friction. Eventually the heat and friction from the engine will begin to break down the oil. Constant exposure to heat, moisture and air leads to oil degradation (oxidation). Oxidized oil causes a loss in lubrication and increased wear on moving engine parts.

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To Prevent Sludge from Forming in the Motor

As the motor runs, particulates picked up by the car from outside air, such as dust, will contaminate the oil. In addition, occasional metal shavings from the engine as well as antifreeze, carbon build up from combustion and friction can also contaminate the oil. These contaminants tend to congeal to form sludge. This sludge can stick to motor parts and can clog oil passages and inhibit flow of oil and restrict proper lubrication. This will cause premature engine wear. By regularly changing the oil you can prevent the buildup of contaminants that form sludge.

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To Change the Oil Filter

This should happen with every oil change. The oil filter is actually one of the car parts meant to help reduce the particulate contaminants that can eventually form sludge. These particles, however, do accumulate in the filter as well, and the more present, the less effective it is at filtering out new contaminants.

It is important to use a OEM factory Honda oil filter. Unlike most filters the genuine Honda filter includes a check valve. This check valve causes oil to remain in the filter after the engine is stopped. This is important because there is no loss of lubrication when the motor is restarted. It is especially important to give the engine oil a chance to circulate freely immediately after starting. Most engine wear occurs at cold-start and during the first few minutes of operation.

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To Prevent the Buildup of Condensation

Moisture (water) condenses and is absorbed by the oil over time when it sits in a cooled state. Water is a significant contaminant that needs to be removed. This is one reason that vehicles that are not regularly driven should have their oil changed every 12 months or 1,000 miles. Condensation buildup is also an important reason why vehicles that make short trips require the oil to be changed more often.

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To Promote Vehicle Longevity

Plain and simple, routine maintenance makes your vehicle last longer. Buildup from dirty oil robs a vehicle’s fuel economy and power, and makes internal components work harder. An engine that works too hard can end up having more problems down the road as well as a shorter life span. According to Kelley Blue Book, car valuation increases time of resale if regular maintenance has been upheld and recorded.

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To Improve Fuel Economy

Poor engine lubrication can lead to increased fuel consumption, so make sure there is always enough clean oil in the engine. The U.S. Department of Energy says that with routine changes and the right kind of oil, gas mileage can be improved over time by 1-2%. That doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, but for the average car, it leads to savings of an entire gallon of gas for a year. Saving one gallon of gas many not seem important. But this savings becomes very significant when you consider there are 256 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States alone.