Having your oil changed is a regular part of vehicle maintenance and helps keep your vehicle on the road for longer. Stay on top of your routine auto maintenance and get to know why this service is so important with these frequently asked questions below. Fallen behind on your vehicle maintenance?
How often should I change my oil?
As a rule of thumb, your oil should be changed at least twice a year or every 5,000 to 7,500 km. These numbers will change depending on your vehicle, how often you drive and the type of oil you use.
Why should I do a full oil change instead of just topping it off?
When you add new motor oil to bring your oil levels back up to normal, the old, sludgy, dirty oil doesn’t disappear—it’s just mixed with the new, fresh, clean oil. This puts more stress on the new oil and keeps it from working as well as it could. By all means, top off your oil if you’re in an emergency low-oil situation, but make sure to follow up with a full oil change!
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What’s the difference between synthetic and conventional motor oil?
Conventional motor oil is derived from petroleum and is typically considered to be less desirable than synthetic oils. Synthetic oils are refined and further processed, eliminating particulates that may live on in conventional oils. It is also more durable, lasting longer and withstanding extreme heat better than conventional oil.
Is it better to change your oil when it’s hot or cold outside?
it’s important to change your oil year-round. However, if it is cold outside, you may want to run your engine for 5 minutes before the oil change so that the oil flows out of the drain plug easily when changing the oil.
If I go longer between oil change intervals, do I need to change my oil filter more frequently? Or do I need a special filter?
The best way to prolong the life of your vehicle is to not skip regular maintenance such as oil changes. Your oil filter removes impurities that may damage your engine, so if you must wait longer than changing your filter more frequently may not be a bad idea. Talk to your service professional about what will work best with your vehicle and the brand of oil you use.
I like to change my oil myself. How do I dispose of the old fluid?
Collect your oil in a sealed container and return the oil to an acceptable service centre or a waste disposal site.
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