WHAT IS AN OIL & FILTER SERVICE?
An Oil & Filter service involves draining your existing engine oil and replacing it with new oil as per your vehicle manufacturers recommendation. The service also includes the replacement of your oil filter to keep your new oil grime free.
Oil and oil filters form an important part of your engine. Oil is used for the lubrication of your internal combustion engine minimising friction and wear on each of the moving parts. Your oil filter keeps your oil free from dirt therefore minimising the risk of damaging vital engine components.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR OIL?
Manufacturers and car experts recommend that your oil is changed every 12 months, or a little less for higher mileage vehicles.
Oil is the lubricant in your engine which prevents friction and protects the mechanical components. Over time engine oil gradually loses this ability to lubricate effectively and low, thin or old oil causes the internal components to wear much faster. To prevent this, it’s very important that your car has a regular oil service.
WHAT TYPE OF OIL DOES MY CAR NEED?
Your vehicle’s engine requires the correct grade of oil in order to lubricate and protect the internal parts. The grade of oil for your vehicle is determined by the vehicle manufacturer based on many factors, like size and operating temperature range of the engine. At HiQ our highly experienced teams can advise you on the best oil and care for your engine and we stock most oils at all our centres.
To help decide which of our car servicing options is best for you, use our simple comparison guide below or call your nearest HiQ centre.