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Oil Change FAQs: Everything You've Wanted to Know

Oil changes are one of the most basic yet importanoil 20changet service to have done on your vehicle regularly. We have put together a few answers to the most frequently asked questions about Oil Changes. Whether you're a seasoned driver or a new car owner, understanding the basics of oil changes is key to keeping your engine running smoothly.

1. How often should I change my oil?

There are a few different types of oil you can use, generally we use Synthetic Blend Oil & Full Synthetic Oil. Our Quick Lane experts recommend getting your oil changed every 8000-10,000 kilometers. This can range in time periods for different drivers, depending on how much you're traveling. For more details pertaining to your vehicle specifically, always check your manufacturers recommendations.

2. What are the differences between Synthetic Blend and Full Synthetic oil?

Synthetic blend oil is a mix of regular and synthetic oils, offering improved performance over regular oil at a more reasonable cost. On the other hand, full synthetic oil is entirely lab-made, delivering high quality protection and performance, especially in extreme conditions, at a higher price. Both options provide better engine care compared to conventional oil, with the choice depending on factors like budget and driving conditions.

3. Why do I need an oil change?

Regular oil changes are crucial for the proper functioning and longevity of vehicles. The engine oil plays a vital role in lubricating various engine components, reducing friction, and preventing excessive wear and tear. Over time, the oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with debris and particles, losing its effectiveness. Without timely oil changes, the engine may experience increased friction and heat, leading to quicker wear on crucial components. Additionally, the dirty oil can form sludge, affecting engine performance and fuel efficiency. Neglecting regular oil changes may eventually result in engine damage, reduced fuel efficiency, and costly repairs.

4. Can I switch between synthetic and conventional oil?

Yes, you can switch between synthetic and conventional oil, but some considerations exist. It's generally safe to switch, but if your vehicle has been exclusively using conventional oil, we highly recommend consulting with your knowledgeable mechanic. Additionally, synthetic oils often provide better engine protection and longevity, making them a popular choice for many drivers. It is recommended to choose one type and stick to it each time you get your oil changed to ensure consistency with your vehicle.

5. Do I need an oil change if my car is new?

Absolutely. While modern Internal Combustion Engines are designed for efficiency, they still require oil, and regular oil changes. Even in new cars, oil breaks down over time and contaminants accumulate. Following the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule is crucial for ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your vehicle.

6. Do I get a Quick Lane Multipoint Inspection with my oil change?

Yes! With every oil change our team will do a full multipoint inspection for you. We also book a vehicle check up at the same time as your oil change to ensure your vehicle is running the way it should to get you on the road safely! Our multipoint inspection covers a wide variety of checks on your vehicle, for a full run down and the benefits of these, check out our blog post here.

There you have it -- a quick overview of some of the most frequently asked questions about oil changes. We hope this guide has clarified any uncertainties you may have about this crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance. Remember, when in doubt, consult with your trusted automotive professional at the Quick Lane for personalized advice based on your vehicle's make and model.

Our knowledgeable and professional team in the Quick Lane are here to answer all your questions and make sure you're safe to get out on the road! Book your appointment with the team today and get your oil change done quickly and efficiently!

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