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Let our ASE Certified Experts perform our complete oil change service and check up to keep your car running smoothly. We always use your cars exact oil type recommendation and stock almost every type of oil viscosity know to man, in bulk to keep the cost down for you. Our service is top notch and takes about 45 minutes to 1-hour. Call Today to schedule your next appointment so that we are able to get your car in right when you get here. 801-292-1331
Every Oil Change Service Includes:
- Your choice of synthetic blend or full synthetic premium engine oil.
- Lube all grease zerks and suspension components
- Check and adjust tire pressure
- Battery test
- Fluid level’s checked and filled
- Air filter checked
- Belts and hoses inspected
- Exterior lights checked
- Windshield wipers checked
- Visual tire inspection
- New Premium NAPA Oil Filter
- Manufacture schedule maintenance print out
Bountiful: Have You Considered Synthetic Oil?
Basically the inside of your engine gets really hot because of friction from the moving parts and from burning fuel. Oil lubricates the moving parts to keep them from getting too hot.
The problem comes when oil turns to sludge, which is kind of a thick jelly. Sludge clogs up little passages so that the oil can’t protect parts of the engine. So the two best ways for Bountiful car owners to prevent sludge build-up is to always change their oil on schedule; and to use synthetic oil.
Synthetic oil’s much more resistant to becoming sludge than conventional oil. My Bountiful service professional says it has the added benefit of lasting longer than conventional oil so the recommended change interval can be longer.
The thing I think is cool is that synthetic oil is slipperier than conventional oil. Regular oil molecules are long chains where synthetic oil molecules are rounder. It’s like, which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles? This means that synthetic oil does a better job of lubricating my engine so it doesn’t get as hot, or wear as fast.
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Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time in Bountiful and more and more new cars are leaving car makers factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of Bountiful drivers don’t really know much about it.
Let’s start with conventional oil – the kind Bountiful folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally occurring hydrocarbon chains, which means its molecules are long and have various lengths. Like a pile of pencils, some of them new and some of them used.
Synthetic oil is man-made. Its molecules are more uniform and regular in shape – more similar to marbles than pencils. Some synthetic oil starts with a petroleum base that’s modified and others are entirely synthesized from other materials.
Synthetic motor oil works better in both hot and cold Bountiful temperatures. It’s more chemically stable so it doesn’t readily evaporate or breakdown in the high heat produced inside your family car engine. This means it resists turning to sludge, which is a real engine killer.
Remember that marbles and pencils thing we were talking about? Well, that makes synthetic oil slipperier than conventional oil which means less friction in your engine. Your family car engine runs cooler, wears less and lasts longer. You also get a boost in power and maybe even an improvement in fuel economy.
Synthetic oil also lasts longer so you change it less often – which is great for the environment. With longer oil change intervals, you need an oil filter specifically built for the longer service life of synthetic oil. Talk with your considerate service specialist about synthetic oil and synthetic blends – they might be just what you need to improve engine performance and extend the life of your family car.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Bountiful people generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance: their teeth, clothes, yards and so on, but UT drivers often don’t apply the idea of maintenance to their vehicles.
If you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you’ll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity. Once the damage is done, we learn our critical lesson and start to take better care of things.
Unfortunately, Bountiful people too often learn the hard automotive lesson when they bring their vehicle to out shop on a tow truck. So many times, a little routine maintenance would have prevented a steep breakdown.
So how do Bountiful drivers get into the habit of taking care of their family cars? It’s so easy to forget; not like cutting the grass which you see it every time you pull in the driveway.
Here’s something that will help: The key to good family car maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change in Bountiful, your considerate technician will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason why. If your serpentine belt is worn, he’ll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they’ve got you covered. And they’ll check to see if your manufacturer has recommended any critical services at your current mileage.
The oil change becomes kind of a focal point, a way to check in to see what needs to be done.
The fact is that vehicle inspection surveys consistently reveal that over 80% of vehicles have one or more unperformed repair or maintenance service. Vehicles are generally very reliable and can take a lot of abuse and neglect – but you can only press your luck so long.
So when you come into Affinity Auto for an oil change, you get a visual inspection of your car and a reminder for recommended services so you can avoid a total failure. And remember that your technician can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan for your family car, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe, and avoid expensive breakdowns.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
In Bountiful, we know we need to take care of our cars, but it just seems really hard to remember to do it. We generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not applied it to our vehicles.
For example, we water and mow the lawn every week. And weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. We go to our Bountiful dentist twice a year, take our clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking the kids for a checkup before school starts.
So UT people really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to their vehicles. I mean, if you never brush your teeth or go to the dentist, you’ll become painfully aware of your neglect when you get a big cavity. Once the damage is done, we learn our lesson and start to take better care of things. Unfortunately, Bountiful drivers too often learn the hard automotive lesson when they have to bring their family car to their Bountiful auto center on a tow truck. So many times, a little routine maintenance would have prevented a breakdown. Here’s something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full service oil change in Bountiful, your tech will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason why.
At Affinity Auto, if your serpentine belt is worn, we’ll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – we’ve got you covered. All of this takes a trained and experienced eye – more than you find at a quick lube center in UT. And we’ll check to see if your family car manufacturer has recommended any services at your current mileage. So when you come in for an oil change at, you get a visual inspection and a reminder for recommended services so you can avoid a total failure. And remember that your considerate service advisor can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe, and avoid expensive breakdowns.
Use The Correct Fluids In Your Vehicle
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Big advances in automotive technology have led to the development of high-tech fluids to keep pace. A simple example of this is the cooling system. For decades it was primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses. There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion.
Now cooling system components are made with various metal alloys and plastics. These materials require different additives to protect them from corrosion. Since the materials used vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, we now have a number of different kinds of coolant at Affinity Auto in Bountiful. And it’s important to use the right coolant for your family car. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won’t protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Of course, your considerate advisor will know the proper coolant to use. If you’re concerned you may have use the wrong fluid, be safe and have your Affinity Auto technician flush the system and start fresh with the correct fluid.
Brake fluid is confusing for some people in UT. For a very long time, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some Bountiful people mistakenly think the higher numbers are an upgrade. You know, if 3 is good then 4 must be better. That’s not how it works. They are different formulations to meet the requirements of differences in brake systems. Only one of them is recommended for your family car.
Transmission fluid is the same thing. With the tremendous engineering advances in automatic transmissions, there have been several new types of fluids developed to protect and lubricate them. Nowhere are the advances in automotive fluids more evident than in motor oil. Many new weights and formulations have been created to meet the demands of today’s modern engine design.
Modern family car engines have more parts and much tighter tolerances. Every year, engines make more power and get better fuel economy in Bountiful. And with all the complication and sophistication, they still have to be durable. That’s where the new grades of engine oil come in. They have to be formulated to lubricate, protect and clean all of those family car engine parts, big and little. The oil has to be thin enough to get into small passages, yet resistant to vaporization.
Because grades of oil and types of coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, etc. are so carefully matched to the vehicle, take care to always use the proper fluid if you are topping off at home. Check your family car owner’s manual or ask your Affinity Auto service advisor. The wrong fluid can cause damage.