Oil Change in Fredericton, NB
Oil changes are the key to your engine's longevity, as oil lubricates its metal parts to reduce wear and tear, keeps toxic substances from building up, minimizes emissions, maintains maximum fuel economy, and above all else, optimizes your vehicle's lifespan. It's for all of the above reasons that oil changes remain the most popular and in-demand services among dealerships, Riverview Ford included. For a quick and affordable oil change that'll keep your engine humming unimpeded, contact us and schedule a service appointment with one of our capable staff.
Why Are Regular Oil Changes So Important?
Simply put, an engine - and by extension, a car - without oil isn't of much use. Not only does oil bring the engine to life, it keeps it from sustaining damage that'll put your vehicle out of commission before its time. Among many other functions, motor oil reduces friction, forms a seal around the engine's pistons, rings and cylinder walls, and prevents carbon and varnish from accumulating. The frequency of the all-important oil change depends on what intervals your vehicle's manufacturer recommends. Visit our service centre to find out how often you should bring in your Ford for an oil change.
What Kind(s) of Motor Oil is Available for My Engine?
Several kinds of motor oil abound, each with their own materials, additives and uses. Traditional motor oil stems from crude oil and includes a variety of additives, while synthetic motor oil tends to better protect your engine on the strength of the purity of its man-made ingredients. High-mileage motor oil is ideal for prolonging the lifespan of cars with north of 120,000 km. Our service team will be happy to advise you as to which kind of motor is best suited for your engine.
How Often Should I Take My Vehicle for an Oil Change?
The recommended frequency for oil changes depends largely on the age of your vehicle. Those made within the past decade often require an oil change every 8,000 to 12,000 km (5,000 to 7,500 miles), while older vehicles tend to need servicing every 5,000 or so, although owner's manuals and/or your vehicle's oil change reminders remain reliable tells. The team at our service centre will gladly impart any tips during your next oil change.
How Can I Tell if My Vehicle Needs an Oil Change?
While driver's manuals are fairly dependable for keeping your oil changes on schedule, the are several ways to tell if your engine should be serviced. Your dashboard's oil reminder is a reliable sign, as it takes your habits into account, while other less desirable signs include dark oil on your engine's dipstick, overheating and a grinding metal-on-metal noise due to a lack of lubrication. Fluid buildup under your vehicle and blue smoke coming from the exhaust both require immediate attention. Contact Riverview Ford's service centre and schedule an appointment to prevent such issues and keep your engine running at its best.