Why an engine oil change is needed
Oil and filter change is a process that we would go through one of the most regularly, as part of routine car servicing. We include this in our car servicing packages. The need for engine oil change is to ensure that there is sufficient lubrication and proper cooling of the large number of moving parts that the engine oil has to lubricate. With use, heat generated by the moving parts causes the engine oil to break down. Furthermore, impurities also get into the engine oil and affect its lubrication and cooling capabilities.
How often do I need engine oil change?
The frequency with which you need to have oil change depends on a number of factors:
- For instance, whether you are driving a turbo charged engine or not is one factor, as is the make of your car.
- In addition, if you have opted for synthetic oil, this would need less frequent oil change as compared to natural oil.
- There are also other conditions that determine the frequency of oil change, and these include the condition in which you drive in – whether there are frequent dirt roads that you go on. If you drive mainly on the city roads within Singapore, this should not have much impact to require more frequent oil change.
- The age of your car engine would also be a factor, given the impact on the efficiency of your car engine.
- Driving style – whether there are frequent accelerations – would be another factor.
Why synthetic oil?
If you have opted for synthetic oil, this would need less frequent oil change as compared to natural oil. Within the synthetic oil category, it also depends on the grade of synthetic oil and some have much longer driving intervals for change than others. Some synthetic oil allows for intervals of ~15,000 km or one year before engine oil change, whichever comes first.
Accompanying oil filter change
Besides engine oil change, it is also necessary to regularly have oil filter change. This is because the oil filter takes on the important role of filtering out impurities from your oil, and helps keep your oil clean for longer periods of time. When the filters are clogged up, the impurities may flow to your car engine, which can cause problems of reduced fuel efficiency and even engine failure.
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At the heart of our service is to build a trusted relationship with you. When you send your car for car servicing, maintenance and repairs with us, you are assured your car is in good hands.
Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Let our skilled mechanics help you with your oil and filter change, and keep your car engine in tip-top condition. This can also be carried out as part of your regular car servicing with us. Allow us to help you take good care of your car today, and have your car humming smoothly whenever you hit the roads.