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Oil, Lube & Filter

Keeping on top of your oil changes it the most important aspect of vehicle maintenance. Regular oil changes maintain the health of your engines functioning helping to minimize the chance of unscheduled maintenance. Most gasoline powered vehicles require the oil to be changed every 4,800km or every 3 months.

What is included with an oil change at Pro Street Automotive?

  • -> Drain out old oil
  • -> Replace with up to 5 litres of quality motor oil
  • -> While hoisted, check under your vehicles chassis for component integrity, leaks, wear of steering components
  • -> Grease universal joints and steering as required
  • -> Check tire pressure and adjust as necessary

Engine oil performs the following five vital functions in a vehicle's engine:

1.Lubricates moving parts inside the engine by providing a protective film that allows those parts to move freely.
2.Cools the engine by transferring excess heat from the combustion area into the oil pan.
3.Helps keep engine parts clean and free from harmful deposits, such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sludge, by suspending contaminants and neutralizing corrosive acids.
4.Prevents wear by providing a chemical cushion that prevents metal-to-metal contact.
5.Provides a seal between the engine's piston rings and cylinder walls to prevent blow-by and loss of power.
Do oil changes help to enhance the performance of my automobile?
Oil changes help to minimize wear, rust, and corrosion which all assist in protecting the longevity and health of your engine.

Regular oil changes, including lubrication of all fittings + replacement of oil filter all help prolong the life of your engine.
How ofter should I change my oil?
Most vehicles require an oil change every 5,000km. To find out either consult your owner's manual or ask us next time you are in.
What are signs that mean my automobile needs an oil change?
There are numerous symptoms of old and overused oil. If you automobile is:

-> Experiencing difficulty starting or stalling frequently?

-> experiencing a musty smell in your vehicle? Your cabin air filter may be clogged.

-> having trouble getting to and keeping high speeds? This could mean a partially clogged filter.
What kind of oil should I be using?
It depends on your automobile. Suggestions can often be found inside your owner's manual. We can also consult with you next time you are in.
What is the difference between 10W30 and 5W30
These are the two most common multi-grade conventional oils. The first number identifies oil flow in cooler temperatures. The lower the number the less it is thick and the more easily it will flow. The W represents Winter (important for us Canadians), and the 30 represents the warm weather functionality.
What is the difference between conventional oil and synthetic oil?
Conventional oil is basically refined crude oil with additives. This is suitable for vehicle engines.

Synthetic oil was initially designed for performance engines. However, it proved to be more effective than conventional oil in extreme weather conditions. Synthetic motor oil is stable at high temperatures and continues to flow at low.

Most of the oil changes we do utilize synthetic motor oil.