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Why does my engine oil need changing?

Engine oil is an essential component in most cars, and it needs to be replaced regularly, that’s as per the manufacturers specification, thats in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of why its important to change the oil in your car.


When an oil change is needed.

Many vehicles have a “maintenance records”  or a “service history” this may tell you when it’s time for an oil change, typically this is based on mileage or time elapsed since your last oil change.

Yet with that said, there’s loads of other reasons why the engine oil might need changing, such as repair work has been carried out, and the mechanic needs to change the oil.

Once you know that you need to replace your cars oil, you should give us a ring and get your car booked in.

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We will start by positioning your oil drain pan under the oil drain plug on your car, which is typically located on the bottom of the engine.

Then, we use a socket set or spanner to remove the oil drain plug and allow the engine oil to drain into the pan.

We can dispose of the oil correctly for you.

Once all of the engine oil has drained from your cars engine, we will the put back the oil drain plug, which is a bolt and we will tighten it securely.

Next, our mechanics will locate your oil filter and remove it using a tool designed for taking off oil filters.  

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Finally, we will add new quality engine oil (synthetic oil, part synthetic oil, mineral oil), to your car until the full line is reached on your dipstick.

Once your car has enough oil, we will replace the oil dip-stick and start your car to check for any oil leaks.  

What does oil viscosity mean?

Oil viscosity is a measure of how easily the engine oil flows.

The lower the viscosity, the more easily it flows. The higher the viscosity, the more slowly it flows.

You can find the viscosity of your oil by looking at the label on the oil container.

A lower number means a lower viscosity and a higher number means a higher viscosity.  

So if you want to keep your engine running smoothly, it’s important to choose the right viscosity of oil for your vehicle.

Whether you’re looking for high performance or long-lasting protection, there is an oil out there that will suit your cars engine, and only use what a mechanic or the car manufacturer has recommended.  

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Oil is very important  

Oil is one of the most essential components of your car, it has a vital role in ensuring that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently.

Oil lubricates moving parts in your engine, and helps to reduce wear and tear over time.

Additionally, oil helps to keep your engine cool by removing heat from the internal components, which is critical as without it the engine would seize.

To maintain optimal performance of your vehicle, it is important to regularly change your oil and perform other routine maintenance tasks like checking tire pressure or replacing worn-out parts.

Its important to get your car serviced, when required.

Old oil  

Old oil can even affect the efficiency of your car. This means that over time, oil breaks down and becomes less effective at lubricating your whole engine.

This can lead to increased wear and tear on your engine, which can decrease fuel efficiency as well.  

What is fully synthetic Oil?


Fully synthetic oil is a type of oil that is designed to meet the specific needs of a lot of modern engines.

Unlike traditional oils, which are a blend of different base oils and additives, fully synthetic oil is made from a single chemical compound, making it highly efficient and ideal for use in high-performance engines, this doesn’t mean that any fully synthetic oil can be used, you still need to use the right oil for your car.

Synthetic oil can help improve engine performance by reducing friction and wear between engine parts. It also helps to protect an engine against overheating.

Part Synthetic Oil


There are different types of oil, including conventional oil, synthetic oil, and part synthetic oil.

So, what’s the difference between these types of oils?

Synthetic oil is made from chemicals that have been artificially created in a lab.

Part synthetic oil is a mixture of both conventional and synthetic oils.

Do you change the oil on high performance cars? 

Engine oils are designed to withstand high temperatures,  they are also formulated to protect against wear, corrosion, and deposits.  

High performance oils typically have a higher viscosity than conventional motor oils, we can change the oil on any type of car.

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