Is Your Vehicle Ready for an Oil Change?
Trust the certified technicians at Island Ford to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Why is Oil Important?
Engine oil provides three key functions in a modern internal combustion engine:
1. It helps keep engine components working smoothly together.
2. It helps draw heat away from the combustion chamber.
3. It helps prevent carbon and varnishes from accumulating in the engine.
If you do not change your oil regularly, buildup can occur in the cooler parts of the engine, leading to sludge coming out of the old oil. This can lead to very expensive engine cleaning and/or replacement engine parts.
How Often Should You Change Your Oil
The common suggestion is that oil changes need to be done every 5,000 kms or three months. Experts say to trust the odometer, not the calendar, because if a car is left sitting without being used then there is less need to change the oil. However, your driving habits and environment can have an impact on how often your oil needs to be changed. For example, if you live somewhere hot, dry, and dusty there is more need to ensure regular oil changes, whereas if you live somewhere cool and humid you can get away with waiting a little longer. It is always best to consult your car manual for personalized advice on how often oil changes need to be done on your vehicle.
Get Your Oil Changed at Island Ford in Duncan, BC
Getting regular oil changes is a crucial part of regular vehicle maintenance. To keep your engine running smoothly, book your next Oil Change at Island Ford. Visit us today at 6456 Norcross Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6C5 or give our service department a call at (778) 401-9714 for more information.