Everyone knows that basic maintenance, like oil changing, is an easy and inexpensive way to prolong the life of vehicles and helps avoid costly repairs in the long run.
Your vehicle's owner's manual is your integral resource when it comes to regular auto maintenance. Manufacturers generally recommend changing the oil after every 5,000 – 10,000 km. However, it is important to remember that it is not just about the distance covered. Driving habits also play a vital role in how often you need to have your vehicle serviced. Even if you don't drive your car a lot, your oil still needs to be kept fresh. Why? Oil has a limited life span, and if it is not changed regularly, a gelatinous sludge builds up in the lubrication system, which slowly damages the engine. Typically, it is suggested that drivers have their oil changed every 5,000 – 8,000 km. Brining your vehicle in for an oil change regularly is also an opportunity for a technician to inspect your vehicle. The complementary check-up is always a part of the oil change routine. It helps avoid serious surprises.
Before choosing what type of oil to use, check your owner's manual to see what the manufacturer recommends or even requires. In some newer models, the viscosity of your car's motor oil is indicated on the cap where you add oil. If the manufacturer requires fully synthetic oil, the decision has essentially been made for you. Overall, if the proper oil has been installed and maintained at the appropriate level, your vehicle's engine will not face a catastrophic failure. It will run smoother, longer, and more economically.
After determining the right amount and viscosity of oil, you have to choose between synthetic and conventional oil.
Synthetic oil is a lubricant consisting of chemical compounds that has been engineered to allow for more miles to be driven between oil changes. Synthetic oil often has additives to help keep the oil cleaner and longer. It's also more stable at higher and lower temperatures than regular conventional oil, which breaks down more quickly, therefore must be changed more frequently than the former. Ultimately, you can save some money by going the conventional route, but mostly, the use of synthetic oil is worth the price. It's generally easier on the engine and has been designed specifically to do a better job.
Whether you use conventional or synthetic motor oil, regular oil changes are important. "Preventive maintenance doesn't cost money; it saves you money."
Most oil changes take around 30 to 45 minutes. However, at Right Way Auto Repair, we value our customers' time and business, and we want to get you back on the road as quickly as possible, so calling ahead or scheduling an appointment online will allow us to make sure we service your vehicle on that day and in timely manner.
Our knowledgeable professionals are committed to providing high-level customer service and ensuring that your vehicle is running at peak performance when it's time to return your keys. Please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285.