Cars need tune-ups and repairs on a regular basis due to every day wear and tear. To maintain the quality of your vehicle and extend its lifespan, you need to get regular oil changes for your car. Changing the oil at the right time is one of the best things you can do for the life of your car’s engine.
If you don’t change the oil often enough, harmful dirt, particles and acids build up and degrade key engine parts. Sludge will also build up and lessen the oil’s ability to disperse heat, which increases stress on the engine. Not changing the oil often enough can also affect your car’s performance, but more on that later. If you need an oil change in Calgary, Alberta then come to South Pro Automotive Ltd. We offer quick and thorough oil changes at great prices. Whether you need full synthetic oil or a synthetic blend, we can get the job done.
You should get your oil changed at least twice a year, or every 5,000 to 7,500 km. There are many reasons to get your oil changed this often, including:
When you properly maintain your car you can add years to the life of the vehicle. This maintenance needs to include oil changes otherwise your engine will wear down from the contaminants in the oil and you’ll either need extremely expensive engine repairs or a new car altogether. With a regular oil change in Calgary, Alberta you’ll keep your engine humming because all of the moving parts in the engine will run smoothly with little friction. Non-contaminated oil also cools your engine down, which will protect the parts from getting too hot and causing damage.
If your car is filled with contaminated, sludgy oil it will decrease your vehicle’s performance which includes fuel economy and horsepower. Fresh oil with the right viscosity will move quickly through your engine, lubing up the right parts and keeping your engine running smoothly. It can also cool your engine and keep it at peak performance.
When old oil thickens and turns into sludge it can block the pathways of oil flow which will limit the oil’s ability to go where it needs to. This means that certain parts of your engine won’t get the lubrication they need to perform efficiently, and this makes the engine work harder. The sludge will also insulate hot parts of the engine, allowing them to remain hot. Old oil will reduce your engine’s performance, lower the horsepower, and eventually shorten its life.
When you get an oil change at South Pro Automotive, you’re getting more than just draining and filling engine oil. We inspect your vehicle for other problems, check the oil level to make sure it wasn’t too low, and more. Visit us today for a quick and thorough oil change that will keep your engine running smoothly and help maintain all the moving parts.