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Oil Change - Have you checked your oil?

The engine oil in your vehicle reduces friction and wear on the moving parts inside the engine. The car oil removes residual impurities and helps to cool the mechanical components of your engine.

Although impurities are removed via an oil filter, the quality of your engine oil degrades over time, meaning you need an oil change at regular intervals. How often you’ll need to do this depends on the make and model of your car or van, your driving style, and annual mileage.

We advise customers to get their engine oil checked every year or approximately every 9,000 miles.

Use our simple form to book a car oil change and service at a Eurorepar Car Service centre near you.

Advice Eurorepar Car Service

  • When changing the oil, also change the filter. If a dirty filter is left in place, the new oil will pick up dirt and impurities quicker, reducing its effectiveness and possibly causing damage to your engine.

  • Always check your oil before a long journey. When you’re about to make a long journey, the last thing you want is a breakdown.

  • By choosing Eurorepar Car Service for your next service, you’ll get professional advice on the correct grade of oil for your vehicle. Regular servicing is the best way to keep your engine ticking over nicely and to keep you on the road.

  • To check your oil level, you’ll need to open the bonnet. Look out for the oil can symbol and remove the dipstick. Use a cloth to wipe off any oil. Then replace the dipstick, and remove again. If your oil level is correct, the oil on the dipstick should be between the maximum and minimum marks.

  • Check your oil level on a regular basis and top-up if necessary. Even if your vehicle has an electronic gauge, you should still check the level manually. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instruction for checking oil (whether the engine is hot or cold).

Your questions

Your car’s engine is a complex piece of machinery containing a number of moving parts. Most of these components are metal, some of which need to rub against each other. For example, pistons move up and down inside cylinders, rubbing against the interior wall.

Engine oil lubricates this process, making it more ‘slippery’. Despite this, friction still occurs, creating microparticles of metal and dirt, which are carried away by the oil.

During this lubrication and cleaning process, oil is slowly burned off. Over time this means your oil level drops and needs to be replaced or topped up.