Many people question "Aren't all oil changes the same?" & "Don't Acura dealers charge too much money & take too much time?" Consider these facts:
Piazza Acura of Ardmore uses ACURA PRECISION CRAFTED OIL FILTERS, which are made up of superior materials and advanced technology to make the ultimate oil filter for your Acura. For example, take apart an Acura oil filter and you'll find 60% more paper, based on surface area, than the leading competitive oil filters. This variable density filter paper is responsible for trapping contaminants and keeping your oil clean. The P-RINGSEAL DESIGN is a round seal, that provides solid contact between the filter and engine. This is what keeps your oil inside the filter and prevents it from leaking all over your garage! Another component is theANTI-DRAINBACKVALVE, which prevents dirty oil from draining out of the filter and back into your engine after the engine is shut-off. Acura uses Silicone material for optimum performance.
Unlike many oil filters, Acura Genuine Oil Filters are designed specifically for Acura vehicles, to provide maximum protection and improved engine life. Our Acura service technicians replace the CRUSH WASHER. The crush washer is a gasket that fits between your oil pan and the drain plug. It is only supposed to be used one time, and should be discarded during each oil change and replaced with a new one. When a new washer is installed and the drain plug is tightened, this washer "crushes" to form a very tight seal, this prevents motor oil leaks without over-stressing the oil pan threads. Oil changers who are not aware of its importance may think it's OK to re-use this washer. Since it has already been crushed, it will not collapse any further. As a result, the installer may over-tighten the drain plug to get a tight fit. This can eventually lead to stripped threads in the oil pan, which is a very expensive repair. Acura uses an aluminum crush washer. Some oil changers might mistakenly use a plastic one, which is not effective.
An Acura-Trained Technician makes a big difference! Why?
Piazza Acura of Ardmore's technicians know your vehicle inside and out, and can provide competent, efficient service. Our technicians check the engine block to make sure the O-ring from the old filter is not stuck to it. If it is, the technician scrapes it off thoroughly and wipes the surface clean. If a new oil filter is installed over the O-ring, the filter could come loose over time.
First Oil Change on My New Acura Oil?
Your Acura engine was delivered with an oil that is specially formulated for new engines that have not yet developed their "natural" wear patterns and may contain minute particles from the manufacturing process. Acura strongly recommends this special oil be left in the engine long enough for these wear patterns to develop, usually until the first maintenance interval specified in your Owner's Manuel, based on your specific driving conditions. If you have any other questions about the original oil in your new Acura, ask our Ardmore technicians.
We check your tires, battery and fluid levels by doing a complimentary Multi-point Inspection
Batteries never die when it's convenient! At Piazza Acura of Ardmore we do a complimentary battery test with a special diagnostic tool that detects when a battery is approaching the end of its life, so you can avoid ever getting in a no-start situation. With this simple test you will know whether your battery is good, bad or better off replaced. Acura batteries carry a 100 month limited warranty & 3 years free replacement.