Oil reduces wear and tear on the moving parts in your car by providing lubrication. It also inhibits corrosion, and cools your engine by carrying heat away from the moving parts.
Once it was recommended that you should check your oil every time you fill up your petrol – this is no longer necessary- but in modern vehicles the oil level and its condition should still be checked monthly as part of a proper maintenance schedule.
Its easy to check your oil :
If you've been driving let your car cool down for an hour or so to allow the oil to settle and get a good idea of the real level. Find the oil dipstick for your car(you can check your owner’s manual to find it) Pull the oil dipstick out – ignore the level at this point because it has probably splashed about a bit and won’t show you the actual level in your tank. First wipe the dipstick down, and then replace it back where you took it from. This time when you pull it out you will see the actual oil level.
Now check the level of the oil:
You should see markings on the dip stick which show the appropriate level of oil. If it's too low more oil will need to be added. If your oil is consistently low and needs topping up this could indicate a problem which should be addressed by your mechanic and it's advisable to talk to us about this.
Have a look at the colour of your oil:
Clean oil is a clear golden colour – dirty, black or brown oil could indicate that your oil needs changing. Milky or foamy oil can be a sign of serious problems definitely speak with your car service expert at Gejay Automotive if you see this.
Gejay Automotive change the oil as part of every full car service and we always follow the recommended service schedule from the vehicles manufacturer.
We always use quality oils, chosen to best suit your vehicle. If you have a specific oil request, we are always happy to discuss your options - please talk to us when you book in your vehicle.
We can perform log book service and more on a wide range of makes and models right here in Bendigo - simply call us today and tell us about your car and your last service and we can give you a quote today.
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