Alaskan Auto Inc.

791 Westpoint Drive

Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone: 907-376-5204


10911 West Big Lake Road

Big lake, AK 99562

Phone: 907-892-7433


217 East Arctic

Palmer, AK 99645

Phone: 907-745-2181


118 Egan Street

Valdez, AK 99686

Phone: 907-835-3101


12751 Old Glenn Hwy

Eagle River, AK 99577

Phone: 907-376-5204


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Oil Change

Engine Oil

Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.

Changing the Oil

An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but oil change services frequently advertise bargains. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil.  A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak, and a mechanic should look at the car.

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Alaskan Auto Inc.

217 East Arctic

Palmer, AK 99645

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