It lubricates, cleans, cools and protects the moving parts of your engine from excessive wear, but oil can degrade over time which can lead to contaminant and sludge build up.
Probably the only warning you will receive is if the Oil Indicator light on your dashboard lights up. The real problem is that you can’t see or feel the damage being done to your engine until it’s too late.
If the oil indicator light lights up this usually means your engine is very low on oil and must be topped up immediately. It can indicate a leak or worn engine parts and your should have Automotive Solutions look at it as soon as possible. The best action is the have the oil changed on the regular basis.
- If 80% of your time is Highway driving, then every 10,000km or 6 months, whichever occurs first.
- If 80% of your time is Town driving, then every 5,000km or 6 months, whichever occurs first.
- Have the oil changed regularly – this is far cheaper than having to repair or replace the engine.
- A regularly serviced vehicle commands a better resale price.
- Not all oils are equal. Your technician knows which oil is best for your vehicle.