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It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.
|Cars||Estimate||Parts Cost||Labor Cost||Savings||Average Dealer Price|
|2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer||$328||$181.39||$147.00||19%||$407.14|
|2010 Volkswagen Golf||$411||$200.72||$210.00||21%||$523.22|
|2004 Ferrari 456 M GTA||$471||$372.88||$98.00||10%||$523.38|
|2011 Audi Q5||$541||$246.56||$294.00||22%||$698.06|
|2011 Mini Cooper Countryman||$318||$219.74||$98.00||14%||$370.24|
|2012 Chevrolet Corvette||$211||$141.21||$70.00||15%||$248.71|
Primarily used in air-cooled and motorcycle engines, an oil cooler serves two purposes, lubrication and cooling. The oil cooler is usually placed near the radiator to maximize cooling airflow. To maintain the lubricative properties of oil, the oil cooler by cooling the oil (having it flow through it galleries) to the proper temperature range.
Oil will accumulate debris over time, to the point where deposits may narrow an oil coolers thin galleries. To keep the engine oil as clean as possible, it is best to change the oil at 3,000 to 3,500 miles. The oil filter should also be changed to maximize debris removal. Regular oil changes should also ensure that an oil cooler will last the life of your car. Without regular oil changes, the cooler may fail at 50,000 miles and need to be replaced.
Because engine oil is vital for most engine components, a faulty or clogged oil cooler can cause many problems including cooling system failure and engine damage (leaks, overheating and scarring as overheated oil loses it's lubricating properties). It is important to keep all parts of the lubrication and cooling systems functional to be able to use your car. If left untreated, it will lead directly to engine failure.