Part of owning a car is performing preventive maintenance. One of the most common and important of these tasks are oil changes. While this task is rather simple, and quite possible to do on your own, there are some good reasons for taking your vehicle to an oil changing service.
Getting Rid of the Old Oil
It might not seem like a big deal, but you cannot put old motor oil in a container and place it in the trash for pick up.
If your vehicle stalls, the check engine light comes on, or it has trouble idling, the EGR valve may need cleaning. The EGR valve, or the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve, pulls a small amount of exhaust so it recirculates into the engine to reduce emissions from nitrogen oxide.
However, this constant process often causes carbon build up, which interferes with operation. Clean the EGR valve by following these steps.
Prepare to Clean the EGR Valve