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10/29/2015

Changing Your Bike Oil - A Checklist

If you are a motorcycle rider, you will eventually run into this issue: changing the oil. But if you have never done it before, you may be a bit stumped as to how to proceed- that's why we at ALF Marketing in Chambersburg, MD provide you with a quick guide! Read on.
  • The drain plug usually resides on the bottom of the engine and has a hex-head bolt. Locate it and use a recipient to drain the oil and collect it there. The oil may flow with some force.
  • Remove the oil filter, which may be a cartridge or a spin-on. If it's a spin-on the job will be easier, but if it's a cartridge, clean the area thoroughly, remove the canister inside, being careful with the springs and the washers, and wipe the inside of the canister with a clean rag.
  • After the draining is done, carefully clean and replace the plug. The plug often has a washer, so keep track of it so as not to lose it.
  • If you have a spin-on, smear a little clean oil around the rubber seal of the new filter and fasten it. If you have a cartridge-type, it will have a rubber O-shaped seal. Change said seal, smear it like with the spin-on, and replace the cartrige being mindful of the springs and washers.
  • Fill the engine with fresh oil, restart the engine and let it idle for a minute or so, then turn it off and refill. Check for any leaks, and you're done!

Benefits of Synthetic Oil in Chambersburg, MD

Here are some quality reasons to replace your oil with synthetic oil.

Burns Cleaner

Even after the refining process, conventional oils still contain contaminants that can corrode your engine and reduce performance. Because they are made in a lab, synthetic oils do not contain these impurities, lasting longer and lubricating better.

More Efficient

Man-made oil molecules are more uniform, lighter, and smaller than those found in natural petroleum. As a result, synthetic oil requires less energy to circulate, improving your engine's performance.

Built Tougher

Synthetic oil was first used exclusively for planes because it is more heat resistant. As time went on, experience showed that synthetic oil is also more resistant to the cold. Whether you are pushing your engine to the max with heavy hauls and long trips, or driving in climates of extreme heat or cold, synthetic oil will continue to protect your engine after conventional oil breaks down.

Fewer Oil Changes

Synthetic oils have built-in additives that last longer than conventional oil. When your additives run out, you need to change your oil. With conventional oil, you can go 3,000-5,000 miles before an oil change. Synthetic oil can last as long as 25,000 miles in the right conditions. Less disposed oil is better for the environment, your schedule, and your pocketbook.

Maintain Viscosity

Since synthetic oil is more resistant to heat and pressure than natural petroleum, less of it gets burned in harsh conditions. When oil burns, it escapes through your tailpipe and into the air. By maintaining its viscosity, synthetic oil reduces emissions.  

Synthetic Oil in Chambersburg, MD

ALF Marketing offers you the best synthetic oil in Chambersburg, MD for motorcycles and other vehicles, and being the Authorized Dealers of AMSOIL Oil in Chambersburg, MD, you can rest assured that we'll give you only the best of the best! Contact us by dialing (301) 416-0575, or shop online now.
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