Hillsborough Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Our43rdYear Serving The Community

From all of us here at Walko Automotive, we sincerely hope that you, your family, and loved ones are staying safe during this time. 


We recognize these are challenging and uncharted waters for all of us. Never before have we experienced something of this magnitude. However, by supporting each other, we can, and we will make it through. 


As your auto mechanic, one of our main concerns is your safety while you are in your vehicle. As an extension of our care for your safety, we are implementing some changes here at our auto repair facility.


We are offering free concierge service which included free vehicle pickup and delivery. 


- We can come to pick up your vehicle from your residence or place of work. (Up to 10 miles)
- Sanitize touch points upon pickup of your vehicle.
- Drive your vehicle to our shop, repair/service your vehicle.
- Sanitize your vehicle as it leaves our shop and on our exit as we deliver it back to you.
- We will email your invoice. 
- You can make "touchless" payments over the phone. 


Please let us know how we may serve you and your vehicle!


Andy, Diana and the Walko Automotive Team
 

My owner's manual says to change the oil every 5,000 miles.

Five thousand mile oil change intervals would be acceptable for a new, clean and efficient engine. As it gets miles on it and develops a condition of "blow-by", the oil gets diluted with contaminants. Some of the larger sludge and varnish will get caught in the oil filter. Some will break down to microscopic in size and pass through the porous filter medea of the oil filter. The larger pieces restrict oil flow and the small particles change the lubricating properties of the oil. The restricted filter will slow lubrication getting to the top of a cold engine. That is when most wear takes place. Over time, the engine does not run smooth and looses efficiency. Eventually requiring repairs to get thru inspection. We can talk more about how the inefficiencies cause oil to burn and pass thru, and eventually damaging the oxygen sensors and catalytic converters. Maintenance is cheaper than repairs. I change my synthetic oil every 4 thousand miles. Conventional oil should be changed at 3,000 mile intervals. Get it out when it starts to change, not when it is used up.

Andy Walko

Walko Automotive Service, LLC