Oil Changes

Have you driven 3,000 – 3,500 Km since your last oil and filter change? Come and see us at Alaseel Center! We will be happy to change your oil and filter and do a quick inspection of all of the fluids. We primarily use Castrol Oil and we recommend keeping your engine happy with clean oil, changing it and the filter every 3,000 – 3,500 Km.

What most of us think of as "normal" driving is actually "severe service" driving. This includes frequent short trips (less than 15 kilometers, especially during cold weather), stop-and-go city traffic driving, driving in dusty conditions (gravel roads, etc.), and driving at sustained highway speeds during hot weather. For this type of driving, which is actually "severe service: driving, the recommendation is to change the oil every 3,000 Km or six months.

For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 Km or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do.

A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 1000 Km oil changes. But as an engine accumulates miles, blowby increases. This dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn't changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption).

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