Which engine oil does your car need and how often should you change it?
Oil plays an important part in maintaining your car’s health. It keeps your engine running efficiently and lubricates the engine’s components, to ensure everything runs smoothly. It protects these components from corroding and prevents them from coming into contact with each other.
The oil gets incredibly hot when it’s working on stopping the engine’s heat from getting into the combustion chamber. This is especially important as it stops the engine from exploding.
Over time, oil picks up dirt from the engine. It becomes clogged and old, and it creates sludge. As you can imagine, this prevents the engine from working as well as it should. So, it’s best to get your oil changed if this happens.
What happens if I don’t change my oil?
If you don’t change your oil when it needs replacing, it can start to cause a lot of problems for your car. One of the most common issues is the engine overheating, which decreases the engine’s efficiency. This will gradually cause the other components in the engine to wear down as well, due to the lack of lubrication. If you leave it even longer without changing the oil, the engine will shut down. Don’t let this happen – the whole engine will need replacing.
What engine oil does my car need?
Every vehicle requires a different type of engine oil as it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. To find out what oil your car needs, simply enter your registration number and city or postcode to book a service with ATS.
You can also check your car’s manual for the type of oil that’s recommended for your vehicle. The most important factor when choosing the right oil is the viscosity, or thickness, of it. If you choose an oil that’s too thick or thin, it won’t protect your engine properly.
How often should I get my oil changed?
We recommend that your engine oil levels are checked once per month, just to be on the safe side. If your engine is due a check-up, find an ATS centre near you and book an oil service today.
As a general rule, you should change your vehicle’s oil every 10,000 miles, or once a year. It’s also recommended that you change the oil filter when the oil is replaced. This will allow the oil to move freely within the engine and maintain its condition for longer.
At ATS, the price of an oil change begins at £45. The cost varies depending on your engine size and the type of oil you use.
It’s very important to make sure you get the oil in your engine changed when it needs replacing. It’s one of the cheapest services you can get for your car and it keeps the engine running smoothly. The oil protects all of the engine’s components and it prevents them from corroding. If you leave it too long without replacing the oil, the engine will start to slow down and eventually corrupt. So don’t hesitate – get your engine oil checked today!