Engine Oil

How to check your engine oil levels

Why do you need to check your engine oil levels ?

Oil is the lifeblood of an engine. Not only does it lubricate moving parts it also prevents overheating and has cleaning properties too. You can never change your engine oil too often. Renewing the engine oil at or before the specified intervals prevents sludge build up which ensures the oil can flow freely through the passage ways in the engine to lubricate the various components. Every time an engine is started from cold it produces moisture which is transferred to the oil in the sump. This moisture causes corrosion inside the engine and will break down the oil over time causing premature wear to vital engine parts.

When should you change your engine oil?

We recommend changing the oil & filter every 9,000 kilometers. For turbocharged cars it is recommended to change the oil every 4,500 kilometers. Driving in the city or built up areas is a harsh environment for any car. Lots of cold starts and short journeys not allowing the engine to reach operating temperature along with frequent gear changes and stop/start driving requires a car to have regular maintenance.

For more information on how to maintain your car, call  James and Laurie here at Imaal Auto Services