How often you should have change your engine oil depends on a variety of factors:
Vehicle manufactures provide recommendations for when oil changes and other services should be performed; however there are also other factors which should be taken into consideration when determining frequency of service such as:
- Where you drive: Highway driving is less stressful on a vehicle's engine compared to stop and go city driving
- How “old” your vehicle’s engine is: Higher mileage engines may require oil changes more often
- Where you live: Extremely cold or hot climates are factors
- How many Kms you drive per year is another factor
- What quality or type of oil your car requires makes a difference
We consider these factors at Ron’s Auto Service to help you determine a service plan that is optimal for you and your vehicle
Let’s not get over technical here, right?
Your vehicle’s engine and drive line are made up of many moving components. Some components come into very close contact or even rub against one other during operation, causing friction which in turn causes heat. The oil in your car lubricates the engine and other drive line components and absorbs the heat which allows the parts to work together smoothly without overheating.
Heat and other factors cause engine oil to “break down” and wear out over time thus becoming less effective at lubricating your engine.
To protect your car the oil should be changed before it breaks down and causes major engine problems. This process involves removing the old oil and replacing it with new oil and of course a new oil filter is a must.
OIL CHANGE & LUBE SERVICE