Why Are Truck Oil Changes Important?
Heavy-duty truck engines generate a lot of heat while navigating narrow streets or hauling freight across states, which can cause your truck’s engine oil to break down over time. When oil breaks down, it can no longer effectively lubricate the engine, resulting in increased wear and tear on all the moving components in the engine bay, and ultimately, engine failure. This can also lead to decreased engine performance, decreased fuel efficiency, and increased emissions.
Our Express Lube Service
Despite the importance of engine oil, truck owner-operators and fleet managers are busy and overworked—a comprehensive oil and fluid appointment can take too long, causing unnecessary downtime when you just need a simple lube change.
That’s where Bus & Truck of Chicago comes in. With our Express Lube service, we’ve designed it with one goal in mind: to get your engine the proper lubrication it needs in a timely manner. We use high-quality oils from trusted OEM brands to ensure your engine receives the best possible care, with a range of options to choose from to suit your unique requirements. We’ll also inspect your truck's fluid levels, belts, hoses, and filters, replacing any worn components as needed.
If you want to get the most out of your truck, we suggest you stick to your owner’s manual before consulting a mechanic. If you don’t have it have it handy, we suggest getting an oil change every 5,000 to 15,000 miles depending on the make/model, driving conditions, driving habits, and engine type. Additionally, replacing your oil filter at regular intervals, typically every 25,000 miles or more, ensures that your engine remains clean and well-lubricated.
We also recommend getting a fluid flush every 30,000 to 60,000 miles for your differential, gears, coolant/antifreeze, transfer case, and transmission. Flushing these fluids removes any accumulated contaminants, ensuring your truck operates at optimal levels while prolonging the lifespan of these components.
Need a quick lube service? Our Express Lube oil and fluid change will get you in and out of our shop in no time!