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.