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The single most important car maintenance item anyone can focus on is a simple oil change. We believe this routine service is far too important to leave in the hands of anything less than a fully licensed automotive technician. Having a professional mechanic look over your car while the oil is changed is the greatest advantage that a full service repair shop offers.
As the owner of your vehicle, there are a few things you must do to ensure that your vehicle continues to run the way it was designed. One of the quickest, cheapest, and easiest things you can do to care for your vehicle is to get the oil changed. We see it as the cheapest insurance available to protect the reliable operation of your engine.
At the Auto Station, we have performed countless oil changes for our valued customers. Regularly performed oil changes ensure that your engine is not being forced to work overtime through dirty oil conditions. Oil in good condition prevents sludge, varnish and carbon build up on critical internal engine surfaces. Whether you are the owner of a domestic, European, or Asian designed vehicle, all vehicles depend on oil to lubricate and scour oxides from moving metal surfaces and therefore need oil changes.
Every manufacturer has different recommendations as to how often and at what mileage you should have your oil change done. Check your owner’s manual for the exact mileage your car’s maker recommends and don’t allow that mileage to pass without getting it done. Neglecting an oil change will result in causing stress and unnecessary wear on your engine, which could cause it to stop running well long before its time. Replacing an entire engine is a very costly repair to make as a result of failing to regularly change the oil.
Full synthetic oil helps improve fuel efficiency and might even increase your car’s horsepower by reducing engine drag. This type of oil ensures the full performance of your vehicle no matter the climate and driving style. Synthetic motor oil is more expensive than regular oil and greatly exceeds the performance specifications for a very modest cost. The team at The Auto Station is happy to look at your vehicle’s oil change requirements from the manufacturer and help you perform the oil change that will keep your car running like new. In Canada, our very cold winters and high humidity summers demand quality oil to prevent problems from happening. Also, if you are towing or hauling, synthetic oil is always your best option.
Synthetic blend oil offers the characteristics of full synthetic oil but at a much lower price. This type of oil is a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils, plus some additives. This type of oil is becoming increasingly popular and is a great middle-ground option for people who want better protection and performance but without the price tag.
Conventional oil is the most popular type of oil selected by drivers and is ideal for light-duty and older model cars. The price tag is better on the wallet, but the performance and oil composition do not equal synthetic or semi-synthetic oil options.
High mileage oil is specifically designed for cars with more than 120,000 kilometres and will be focused on helping reduce emissions on older vehicles.
Contact our team at The Auto Station today to schedule an appointment for your next oil change. We have the process down to a science and can get you in and out quickly!