Ever wonder what the difference between a lube and an oil change is? They both do the same job but on different parts of the vehicle. When a mechanic says “lube”, he or she is referring to the necessary lubrication that various suspension and steering parts require to operate efficiently and prevent premature breakdown. Basically, if it moves, turns, spins, or bounces, it is going to need something to reduce the wear and tear caused by heat and friction. Preventative maintenance in this area can save you a lot of hassle with roadside breakdowns and increased labor.