Engine Oil Change Essentials
Your vehicle’s engine is an assembly of hundreds of moving metal parts, altogether weighing between 200 and 500 pounds. Engine oil makes it possible for all those metal parts to slide past each other at high speed and high temperatures without destroying each other. Without oil, your engine will quickly overheat and fail. Regular oil change service at Downtown Automotive will prevent this from happening.
Any engine oil has a limited lifespan, whether a basic conventional oil or a more expensive full synthetic. While oils are specially formulated to resist oxidation, extreme temperatures and pressures will eventually break your engine oil down. It will burn and leave sludge deposits in critical areas of your engine. Left unchecked, a major loss of oil can easily destroy the engine of any car,Ford, Honda, and Subaru alike.
Prompt Oil Changes for Long Engine Life
No matter what make of vehicle you drive, always use the automaker’s recommended oil change service interval as a guide. Your recommended interval may be 5000, 8000, 12000, or even 16000 kilometres, but this will depend on the type of oil and the way you drive. If you use a synthetic blend or full-synthetic oil, you might be able to slightly extend your oil change service interval. If you drive mostly short trips and in stop-and-go traffic, you should shorten that timeframe.
Talk to the professionals at Downtown Automotive, in business since 1998, to set up an oil change plan personalized to your vehicle, oil type and driving habits. If you want your engine to last a long time and pass emissions testing in Nelson and Central Kootenay, getting an oil change service on time, every time, is a solid start.