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OIL & FILTER CHANGE SERVICE at Highway Auto Rockhampton


Checking your engine oil regularly as by your manufacturer’s oil change intervals is must-do maintenance! Regular oil changes help clean your engine too.

GET THE RIGHT OIL CHANGE AT THE RIGHT PRICE


When it comes to caring for your car, checking your oil regularly and following your manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals are both maintenance must-dos! Regular oil changes help clean the engine, lubricate its moving parts, prevent corrosion and rust, and extend the life of your engine. If you haven’t checked your oil in a long while, learn what your engine oil’s colour should be, and what to do if it isn’t quite right!

 

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


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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!



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OIL LEAK REPAIR AT HIGHWAY AUTO ROCKHAMPTON


Our expert service professionals will perform a visual inspection in an effort to diagnose where (and why) your car is leaking oil. Save time and money by bringing your car to Highway Auto Rockhampton as soon as possible.

Small, inexpensive problems can often lead to larger, more expensive problems if left unchecked. We're open five days a week, and no appointment is necessary for an emergency inspection.



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DIESEL OIL CHANGE ROCKHAMPTON


When you visit our Rockhampton Highway Auto Care for a diesel oil change, you'll receive the same outstanding service and care that comes with our standard oil changes. In addition to changing your car or 4WD oil, one of our certified technicians will replace and recycle your vehicle's old oil and oil filter, check your cabin filter and air filter, and perform a 19-point courtesy inspection. We'll also top off all of your essential fluids.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE DIESEL OIL?


For petrol-powered cars, conventional wisdom states that you should have your oil changed about every 10,000 kilometres, but diesel engines may be able to go longer. How often your car needs a diesel oil change will largely depend on how you drive, where you live (your climate), and what you do with your vehicle (i.e. do you often carry heavy loads or tow a trailer).

For instance, if you tend to take short trips around town and rarely reach a high speeds, you may need to change your oil more often than a diesel vehicle that regularly drives on the highway. At lower speeds and temperatures, the oil in a diesel engine will accumulate gunk and contaminants faster than if it's driven at higher speeds and allowed to reach hotter temperatures. Check your owner's manual for the best oil change interval for your diesel engine.


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Our team of super skilled technicians have many years of industry experience, always upskilling and offer a full range of automotive solutions combined with old-fashioned, friendly and reliable service.
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