WHAT DOES A FULL-SERVICE OIL CHANGE INCLUDE?
Not all oil change places are created equally. During your oil change, an expert technician will:
- Change your vehicle’s motor oil using the best brands of full synthetic oil, synthetic blend oil, or high mileage motor oil, depending on your vehicle, climate, and driving style
- Replace and recycle your car’s used oil and oil filter
- Inspect your car’s cabin filter, air filter, and other filters
- Perform a comprehensive courtesy inspection of the entire vehicle, like checking vehicle lights, car battery life, etc.
- Top off window washer fluid and check the levels of other important fluids
WHAT CAUSES OIL LEAKS
Cars may be created equal, but they don't stay that way. If you start noticing lingering splotches, puddles, or stains in your parking spot or driveway, it’s time to head to Highway Auto Rockhampton as soon as possible.
The fluid could be harmless condensation from your air conditioning system, but it could also be something much more serious—engine oil. Engine oil lubricates the pistons in your engine, making sure that they glide smoothly within their housing. Without this lubrication, the pistons can grind against other engine parts, generate intense amounts of heat, and cause your engine to seize and stall. This is potentially irreversible damage!
There may be a number of reasons why your car’s engine is leaking oil, each of which our technicians will investigate. Oil leak causes include:
- An oil drain plug gasket that’s not sealing properly
- Other damaged or worn out gaskets, hoses, pistons, or rings
- A damaged oil pan
- A corroded oil cooler line
- An improperly installed oil filter
- A missing gasket
Synthetic Blend Oil Change
Get a full service and filter change with up to 5 litres of premium synthetic blend oil at a special price.
HOW TO STOP AN OIL LEAK
The best thing you can do to stop an oil leak? Don't ignore it! If you're wondering how to stop an oil leak on your own, prepare to get a little dirty. Many oil leaks are due to worn out engine gaskets, oil seals, or bad connections. In order to stop an oil leak, you'll need to find its source, and this part can be pretty tricky!
Unless you have the correct tools, like a torque wrench, plus the right training, you may want to leave the detective work up to the professionals. The leak could be due to something simple, like loose bolts in the oil pan, but even an activity as simple as tightening bolts could require training. Each car model requires bolts to be tightened in a specific pattern and to a certain tolerance.
If you suspect that your engine may be leaking oil, or any fluid at all, be proactive. Visit your Highway Auto Rockhampton Auto Care today and let our skilled service professionals handle your oil leak repair!