ENGINE OIL CHANGE
What is engine oil?
Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that absorbs moisture and can also deal with very high temperatures. It transfers power from your pedal to your brakes. It is also the lifeline of your braking system. Brake fluid deteriorates over time and requires regular replacement.
Why does engine oil need to changed?
At certain intervals (specified by the vehicle manufacturer), you will need to have your vehicle’s engine oil changed because the oil deteriorates by losing the effects of needed additives and detergents. The oil will go from being a golden, slippery fluid to a thick and gritty sludge. Overtime, the oil filter also becomes clogged with debris and must be replaced.
How often does an engine oil change need to be performed?
Your vehicle’s manufacturer knows what’s best for your vehicle. You can find the service interval for the engine oil change in the owner’s manual. For most cars, we usually recommend to perform an engine oil change every 5,000 km or 3 months (whichever occurs first).
If your vehicle is covered by a third-party warranty company, it may have more frequent oil changes than the manufacturer. In that case, you may need to perform the oil changes according to the warranty company to keep the coverage from becoming void.
What are the different types of engine oil and which one do I need?
There are generally two types of engine oil, synthetic and conventional. Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil, while synthetic motor oil is man-made using chemical compounds designed to feature the best aspects of crude oil. As a result, synthetic oil features fewer contaminants, which leads to a lower risk of engine sludge and buildup.
You can find the grade and oil specification that your vehicle needs in the owner’s manual. Some oil grades are specifically formulated in synthetic oil only with no conventional option. It is always recommended to use that specific oil grade to reduce premature wear and maintain fuel economy.
What else is included with an engine oil change at Level Auto?
Along with the engine oil and filter change, we will also check and adjust your tire pressure (if required). Furthermore, we will check the key systems of your vehicle. These include all accessible/visible fluid levels and conditions, steering and suspension components, tire condition, and exhaust system. After the oil change is complete, we will reset any service reminder (if applicable) and affix a reminder sticker to the windshield for next service.
To perform a more comprehensive inspection on your vehicle, you can add a, “General Inspection” to your next oil change. With this inspection, we will provide you with an itemized report of your vehicle’s overall condition.
Oil change packages include up to 5 litres of oil, additional is extra. An extra charge is applicable for specialty oil filters. Taxes and environmental handling fee is extra.
How long does an engine oil change take to perform?
Generally, an engine oil change can take 30-45 minutes to complete.
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