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Making sure that your car’s oil gets changed regularly is key to keeping a car’s engine running healthily for as long as possible. Oil keeps the moving components within the engine moving with as little resistance as possible, but needs to be treated as a perishable, meaning that it needs to be replaced routinely to make sure that you’re still getting the best performance possible.

Our expert technicians are on hand to give you advice and help you identify the most suitable oil for your vehicle in line with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

Oil and filter changes are included in both standard and comprehensive services. See what else is included in our car servicing.

Still don’t know if your car needs an oil change? Get the facts and figures behind why it pays to check and change your oil regularly with our oil change infographic.

Why does oil need to be replaced?

Over time oil can lose its effectiveness in a number of ways, so it’s important to make sure that the oil in your car’s system is healthy and not causing any damage to vital components.

Through regular usage oil can thin and lose its heat absorbing properties, potentially causing damage internally as the engine attempts to run normally while meeting more resistance. For other cars oil can also be lost either through a leak or being ‘burned off’. This is particularly noticeable with a number of cars that have a wankel rotary engine; because of the increased amount of movement more oil is required to keep the system moving efficiently.  

Key FactThe correct oil helps to increase engine life, aid fuel efficiency and maximises the power and performance of your vehicle. The oil filter eliminates impurities suspended in the oil.

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How to check and top up your car’s oil

In many modern cars an oil level warning light may appear on the dashboard when your car’s oil is due for a change or if the level is running low. To get a more accurate reading of your car’s oil level, checking the level on the dipstick will let you see exactly how much oil is in the system. This should checked approximately once per month, along with the condition of the tyres and the car’s exterior lighting.

Step 1: Ensure your car is parked on a flat surface. By parking your car on a hill you can cause the oil level to shift within the car and give you a misleading reading. You will also need to ensure that the car’s engine is cold or that it has not been running for at least 15 minutes. This allows the oil enough time to drain back into the pan (or sump) for you to get a more accurate idea of levels.

Step 2: Locate the dipstick. Found in the engine bay and usually next to the engine block itself, they are often long, thin and with a ring or handle on the end to make it easier to pull them out. Designs and shape can vary greatly, so if you are unsure refer to your vehicle’s handbook to find out exactly what you are looking for.

Step 3: Check the oil level. Take out the dipstick and clean off any oil. Pay particular attention to the area where the minimum and maximum indicators are marked at the bottom of the dipstick. Once clean, fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine. Then, carefully remove and examine where the oil level appears in relation to maximum and minimum markings (or upper or lower).

Step 4: (If necessary) top up your oil. Remove the oil cap and pour the oil into the reservoir little at a time. Again, if you are unsure which is the oil reservoir check your vehicle handbook to make certain. Take care not to spill any oil on the engine (use a funnel if required). Every so often check the oil level with the dipstick and continue to add oil until the higher level is reached. Replace oil cap making sure it’s on tight. 

Unsure about your car’s oil? Find your nearest ATS Euromaster and let our experts lend a helping hand. 

Why change oil and filter at the same time?

Just as oil can break down through use, an oil filter picks up more and more contaminants through use until it ceases to effectively prevent potentially damaging particles into the system. For this reason it is widely accepted that a car’s oil filter should be changed at the same time as an oil change.

As oil changes are recommended once every 10,000 miles or annually (whichever comes first), replacing the oil filter at the same time helps the ensure that the oil can flow freely throughout the engine and will remain in good condition at least until the next oil change. 

What is an oil filter?

As oil gets used and breaks down, more sludge and dirt builds up in the system and more contaminants from the internal combustion process can make their way into the system. To prevent this oil making its way around the entire oil system, a filter is used to keep the oil itself as pure as possible as it makes its way around the engine.  

Shell Helix Oil 

At ATS Euromaster you can rest assured that your car gets the best possible care when you bring it in for an oil and filter change; we are proud suppliers of Shell Helix Motor Oil; one of the most advanced engine oils ever created by one of the world’s leading oil suppliers.

When testing 0W-40 Shell Helix Oil, it was found that no other motor oil can keep your engine as close to factory clean, in fact Shell Helix actively works to remove sludge and build-up left by other oils within your car’s engine. Shell Helix also works to build up a resistance to oil degradation, protecting your engine against corrosion and wear.

With Shell Helix your car also benefits from greater protection against evaporation loss, reducing the need to top up your oil between oil changes. 

Shell Helix, A Revolution In Motor Oil Designed From Natural Gas

With Shell PurePlus Technology, Shell has developed develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, making Shell Helix Ultra one of the most-advanced motor oil ever. Shell Helix Ultra protects against wear and corrosion, reduces maintenance costs and extends the life of your engine.

Shell Helix Ultra Features and Benefits

Performance
Thanks to its exceptional low-temperature performance, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology flows rapidly to critical engine parts, even at extremely low temperatures. This means easier start-up in cold weather1, and faster engine warm up.  Shell Helix Ultra also performs better than before in extreme heat.2

1 Compared with higher viscosity oils. 

2 Based on Sequence IIIG performance vs group II and group III oils.

Less friction

The less friction you have between the parts in your engine, the more easily the parts can work and move – and the less fuel you will burn. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology has low-viscosity, low-friction formulations, which can result in up to 3% greater fuel economy.1

1 Based on ACEA M 111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil.

Less Top Up

Some engine oils can lose up to 20% of their volume through evaporation alone. But with its low-evaporation formula, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology loses less than 10%. This reduces oil consumption to help lower your maintenance costs.4

Superior Engine Cleanliness

Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology contains special active cleansing additives that work to help protect high-performance engines from deposits that hinder power and performance. 5 It’s been designed to give you our ultimate active cleansing power, with unsurpassed sludge protection.

 

 

What is Shell's new PurePlus Technology?

Shell Helix Ultra passenger car motor oils are formulated using the unique Shell PurePlus Technology, a leading-edge gas-to-liquids technology process that converts natural gas into base oil.

Compared with traditional group II and group III base oils (generally refined from petroleum crude oil), Shell PurePlus Technology provides enhanced (viscosity, friction and volatility) performance, and offers the opportunity to develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, making Shell Helix Ultra their newest, most advanced motor oil ever.

Why Should I Change My Oil? 

No matter how well maintained engines are, the system will generate dirt and deposits that contaminates the oil. The oil filter will initially remove any dirt from the oil, however the filter will eventually clog up making the oil cleansing process ineffective.

The dirty oil circulated around the engine will not be as effective in lubricating the system as originally planned.  The dirt can impact the engine’s responsiveness and performance over time. 

Once the oil becomes contaminated, it will stop lubricating the engine to best effect, potentially leading to engine damage. 

ATS Euromaster recommends that engine oil levels are checked once every month.

What do Oil Numbers Mean? 

Multigrade oils have two numbers on the grade, the oil is able to maintain engine performance in high and low temperatures.  A multigrade oil reduces viscosity differences under temperatures.

The first number on a multigrade oil is normally followed by ‘W’, which stands for winter. This number represented the viscosity under lower temperatures. The lower the first number, the thinner the oil.

The second number which appears after the ‘W’ is the oil viscosity under higher temperatures. The higher the second number, the thicker the oil will remain in hot temperatures.

The correct oil viscosity, or oil thickness can benefit you buy improving energy efficiency, enhancing fuel economy and protecting your engine parts.

Synthetic oils usually have better low and high temperature properties than mineral oils. 

What is Oil Viscosity?

Viscosity is a measure of an oil’s thickness and ability to flow at certain temperatures.  Generally, the thicker the oil, the higher the viscosity, and the thinner the oil, the lower the viscosity.

The SAE viscosity grade is written as SAE XW-Y, where X is related to low-temperature viscosity and Y is related to high-temperature viscosity.

The low-temperature viscosity indicates how well the oil will flow to lubricate critical engine parts at low temperatures.  The lower the number, the more easily the engine will start in cold weather.

The high-temperature viscosity provides thickness for good lubrication at operating temperatures.

The SAE viscosity classification says NOTHING about oil quality.

All oils thin when heated, but multigrade oils thin less than monograde oils (also called single-grade or straight-grade oils).  Less thinning provides a more consistent oil pressure.

The viscosity index indicates how much the oil will thin when it is subjected to heat.  The higher the index, the less an oil will thin when it is heated.

Mineral and Synthetic Shell Oil

There are two types of base oil, mineral and fully synthetic.

Mineral base oils come from crude oil which is processed to remove out fractions with useful lubricant properties and remove unwanted components such as waxes. Shell provide their own top-class mineral base oils by selecting the best crudes and extracting the oil under advanced quality control procedures.

Synthetic base oils offer an enhanced performance in hot and cold weather conditions as they are manufactured using a more expensive chemical process than that used in mineral oil production. Synthetic oils such as Shell Helix are of a higher purity and quality when compared to mineral base oils as they contain less unwanted components.

How to check and top up your car’s oil

In many modern cars an oil level warning light may appear on the dashboard when your car’s oil is due for a change or if the level is running low. To get a more accurate reading of your car’s oil level, checking the level on the dipstick will let you see exactly how much oil is in the system. This should checked approximately once per month, along with the condition of the tyres and the car’s exterior lighting.

Step 1: Ensure your car is parked on a flat surface. By parking your car on a hill you can cause the oil level to shift within the car and give you a misleading reading. You will also need to ensure that the car’s engine is cold or that it has not been running for at least 15 minutes. This allows the oil enough time to drain back into the pan (or sump) for you to get a more accurate idea of levels.

Step 2: Locate the dipstick. Found in the engine bay and usually next to the engine block itself, they are often long, thin and with a ring or handle on the end to make it easier to pull them out. Designs and shape can vary greatly, so if you are unsure refer to your vehicle’s handbook to find out exactly what you are looking for.

Step 3: Check the oil level. Take out the dipstick and clean off any oil. Pay particular attention to the area where the minimum and maximum indicators are marked at the bottom of the dipstick. Once clean, fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine. Then, carefully remove and examine where the oil level appears in relation to maximum and minimum markings (or upper or lower).

Step 4: (If necessary) top up your oil. Remove the oil cap and pour the oil into the reservoir little at a time. Again, if you are unsure which is the oil reservoir check your vehicle handbook to make certain. Take care not to spill any oil on the engine (use a funnel if required). Every so often check the oil level with the dipstick and continue to add oil until the higher level is reached. Replace oil cap making sure it’s on tight. 

Unsure about your car’s oil? Find your nearest ATS Euromaster and let our experts lend a helping hand. 

Why change oil and filter at the same time?

Just as oil can break down through use, an oil filter picks up more and more contaminants through use until it ceases to effectively prevent potentially damaging particles into the system. For this reason it is widely accepted that a car’s oil filter should be changed at the same time as an oil change.

As oil changes are recommended once every 10,000 miles or annually (whichever comes first), replacing the oil filter at the same time helps the ensure that the oil can flow freely throughout the engine and will remain in good condition at least until the next oil change. 

What is an oil filter?

As oil gets used and breaks down, more sludge and dirt builds up in the system and more contaminants from the internal combustion process can make their way into the system. To prevent this oil making its way around the entire oil system, a filter is used to keep the oil itself as pure as possible as it makes its way around the engine.  

Shell Helix Oil 

At ATS Euromaster you can rest assured that your car gets the best possible care when you bring it in for an oil and filter change; we are proud suppliers of Shell Helix Motor Oil; one of the most advanced engine oils ever created by one of the world’s leading oil suppliers.

When testing 0W-40 Shell Helix Oil, it was found that no other motor oil can keep your engine as close to factory clean, in fact Shell Helix actively works to remove sludge and build-up left by other oils within your car’s engine. Shell Helix also works to build up a resistance to oil degradation, protecting your engine against corrosion and wear.

With Shell Helix your car also benefits from greater protection against evaporation loss, reducing the need to top up your oil between oil changes. 

Shell Helix, A Revolution In Motor Oil Designed From Natural Gas

With Shell PurePlus Technology, Shell has developed develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, making Shell Helix Ultra one of the most-advanced motor oil ever. Shell Helix Ultra protects against wear and corrosion, reduces maintenance costs and extends the life of your engine.

Shell Helix Ultra Features and Benefits

Performance
Thanks to its exceptional low-temperature performance, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology flows rapidly to critical engine parts, even at extremely low temperatures. This means easier start-up in cold weather1, and faster engine warm up.  Shell Helix Ultra also performs better than before in extreme heat.2

1 Compared with higher viscosity oils. 

2 Based on Sequence IIIG performance vs group II and group III oils.

Less friction

The less friction you have between the parts in your engine, the more easily the parts can work and move – and the less fuel you will burn. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology has low-viscosity, low-friction formulations, which can result in up to 3% greater fuel economy.1

1 Based on ACEA M 111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil.

Less Top Up

Some engine oils can lose up to 20% of their volume through evaporation alone. But with its low-evaporation formula, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology loses less than 10%. This reduces oil consumption to help lower your maintenance costs.4

Superior Engine Cleanliness

Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology contains special active cleansing additives that work to help protect high-performance engines from deposits that hinder power and performance. 5 It’s been designed to give you our ultimate active cleansing power, with unsurpassed sludge protection.

 

 

What is Shell's new PurePlus Technology?

Shell Helix Ultra passenger car motor oils are formulated using the unique Shell PurePlus Technology, a leading-edge gas-to-liquids technology process that converts natural gas into base oil.

Compared with traditional group II and group III base oils (generally refined from petroleum crude oil), Shell PurePlus Technology provides enhanced (viscosity, friction and volatility) performance, and offers the opportunity to develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, making Shell Helix Ultra their newest, most advanced motor oil ever.

Why Should I Change My Oil? 

No matter how well maintained engines are, the system will generate dirt and deposits that contaminates the oil. The oil filter will initially remove any dirt from the oil, however the filter will eventually clog up making the oil cleansing process ineffective.

The dirty oil circulated around the engine will not be as effective in lubricating the system as originally planned.  The dirt can impact the engine’s responsiveness and performance over time. 

Once the oil becomes contaminated, it will stop lubricating the engine to best effect, potentially leading to engine damage. 

ATS Euromaster recommends that engine oil levels are checked once every month.

What do Oil Numbers Mean? 

Multigrade oils have two numbers on the grade, the oil is able to maintain engine performance in high and low temperatures.  A multigrade oil reduces viscosity differences under temperatures.

The first number on a multigrade oil is normally followed by ‘W’, which stands for winter. This number represented the viscosity under lower temperatures. The lower the first number, the thinner the oil.

The second number which appears after the ‘W’ is the oil viscosity under higher temperatures. The higher the second number, the thicker the oil will remain in hot temperatures.

The correct oil viscosity, or oil thickness can benefit you buy improving energy efficiency, enhancing fuel economy and protecting your engine parts.

Synthetic oils usually have better low and high temperature properties than mineral oils. 

What is Oil Viscosity?

Viscosity is a measure of an oil’s thickness and ability to flow at certain temperatures.  Generally, the thicker the oil, the higher the viscosity, and the thinner the oil, the lower the viscosity.

The SAE viscosity grade is written as SAE XW-Y, where X is related to low-temperature viscosity and Y is related to high-temperature viscosity.

The low-temperature viscosity indicates how well the oil will flow to lubricate critical engine parts at low temperatures.  The lower the number, the more easily the engine will start in cold weather.

The high-temperature viscosity provides thickness for good lubrication at operating temperatures.

The SAE viscosity classification says NOTHING about oil quality.

All oils thin when heated, but multigrade oils thin less than monograde oils (also called single-grade or straight-grade oils).  Less thinning provides a more consistent oil pressure.

The viscosity index indicates how much the oil will thin when it is subjected to heat.  The higher the index, the less an oil will thin when it is heated.

Mineral and Synthetic Shell Oil

There are two types of base oil, mineral and fully synthetic.

Mineral base oils come from crude oil which is processed to remove out fractions with useful lubricant properties and remove unwanted components such as waxes. Shell provide their own top-class mineral base oils by selecting the best crudes and extracting the oil under advanced quality control procedures.

Synthetic base oils offer an enhanced performance in hot and cold weather conditions as they are manufactured using a more expensive chemical process than that used in mineral oil production. Synthetic oils such as Shell Helix are of a higher purity and quality when compared to mineral base oils as they contain less unwanted components.

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