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Your vehicle’s oil is of vital importance to the overall health and performance of your vehicle. That makes oil changes equally important to the overall health and performance of your vehicle. Is your car overdue for an oil change?
If so, you’ve probably been searching, “oil change near me”, “how do I change my car’s oil”, or “oil change shop near Oakville”. No matter your specific search terms, the Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists can offer oil changes and all the other oil services you need in Oakville, Ontario.
At The Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists, we offer oil changes among our many services. We can change your oil quickly and professionally. But why are oil changes even necessary? Keep reading to learn more about the significance oil plays in your car’s health.
Oil is just one of several different fluids that your vehicle uses, and sometimes these fluids need to be changed. An engine’s motor oil is typically the fluid that needs to be changed most often depending on the type of vehicle you drive. Motor oil cools and lubricates your engine.
An internal combustion engine runs hot. If you don’t change your engine’s oil, it loses its ability to cool, and eventually it just turns to sludge. Sludge as you know, won’t help your engine at all, and once your oil has been degraded to that degree, it won’t take long for your engine to suffer damage.
Motor oil also helps to clean your engine and collect particulate matter. This stops those particulates from hindering your engine’s performance. However, if you don’t change your oil regularly, that particulate matter will eventually reach a critical mass and that sludgy, spent oil can hurt your engine.
What you drive, how often you drive, and what you use your vehicle for, affect how often you need to change your oil. You should check your vehicle manufacturer’s manual to see how often it recommends that you change your oil.
The accepted “norm” is to change your oil about every 5,000 km or three months, whichever comes first. At The Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists, we can give you a more personalized estimate based on your vehicle and driving habits.
Transmission fluid plays a comparable role to motor oil, but for your transmission. It’s prudent to check your transmission fluid monthly and if it smells bad or looks opaque, you should probably change it. If you’ve noticed braking issues, your brake fluid may need to be changed. If your car has hydraulically assisted steering, this fluid should be changed every 50,000 km.
There’s no need to keep searching for an oil change near you if you’re in Oakville, just come visit the Meadowvale Auto Repair Specialists. We can change your oil, inspect it, and perform any follow-up procedures that may be necessary. We can also advise you if we think changing to a different brand or type of oil might benefit your engine.
To book an oil change for your car, or any other automotive service, please click here. To learn more about oil changes, or about any of our other services and products, please get in touch with us via our website or call us at 905-821-4992.