OIL AND FILTER CHANGE SERVICE
Regular engine oil service is an important way to stop varnish and sludge build up in your engine. This
prevents premature engine wear and also increases fuel economy and the vehicles driveability. The standard
oil change service is every 3 months or 5000km. Some manufactures have moved towards increased service
intervals from 8000km, 12000km and even 25000km. Using the correct oil and filter is crutial.
We offer a 5 w 20 synthetic blend as the standard oil in all vehicles. A lot of vehicles take specialty oils which
we also stock for new direct injection engines, diesel engines, European long life full synthetic in 0 w 20 and
5 w 30 that meet the latest specifications for Audi, BMW LL-04, Mercedes 229.51 and VW 507 and Porsche C30
At Essential Auto Service our oil change service includes the following;
- oil and filter change
- air filter inspection
- set all tire pressures
- top up under hood fluids (windshield washer included at no extra cost)
- inspect belts and hoses
- inspect engine, transmission and cooling system for leaks
- inspect steering, suspension and exhaust systems while vehicle is on the hoist
We also use high quality filters to ensure harmful particles that form during engine combustion are removed
from the oiling system. See photos below of a cut away of our filters compared to an economy filter. Notice
the difference in filtering material.
We also offer a chemical oil flush and zinc based oil additive to help remove varnish and dirt from your engine
if you have gone extended mileage between your oil changes. This helps restore compression by removing
carbon build up around the piston rings and chemically stripping away the varnish that will later turn to sludge
inside your engine. The zinc additive greatly reduces any further engine wear inside the engine. The oil flush
and oil additive is a good service to perform once a year even on a well maintained engine.