Why Is Oil Important for Your Vehicle?
Simply put, your engine has many moving parts. This movement causes friction which in turn causes heat. Oil lubricates the engine and absorbs the heat, allowing the internal parts to work together effectively without overheating. Clean oil works much better than dirty oil. Due to the high temperatures inside the engine, oil breaks down and becomes less lubricating and this causes engine parts to wear down over time. Through repetitive use the acid neutralizing additives in oil also wear out and become ineffective. Finally, if enough dirt builds up in the to a point that exceeds the filter's capacity, the oil will become thick and corrosive, causing more damage to the engine. If left untreated indefinitely, engine oil will become completely ineffective and the car engine will fail. Keeping your engine happy is easy with regular oil and fluid changes at Toyota Northwest Edmonton (formerly Kingsway Toyota).
When to Change Your Oil
Exactly how often to change your engine oil depends on multiple factors. These factors include your driving style, age of the engine, and the terrain in which you are driving.
Generally, the rule of thumb is to change the oil every 5000km - 7000km depending on the type of oil you are using. For most people, it is easiest to remember to change your oil every spring and fall to prepare for Canada's harshest climates.
Get Your Oil Changed at Toyota Northwest Edmonton (formerly Kingsway Toyota)
The Canadian seasons are tough on engines and engine oil, so it is important for the longevity of your car's parts to change the oil often. At Toyota Northwest Edmonton (formerly Kingsway Toyota) our expert service Technicians are always happy to help you by refreshing your vehicle's fluids according to specs, so schedule your next Oil Change now. Visit us at 14240 137 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 5H7 or simply give us a call at (587) 760-3017 if you have any further questions.