Oil and cooling liquids
The engine is the heart of your vehicle. Taking care of it is vital to ensure the proper functioning of your car.
Engine oil and coolant are both essential and crucial to the health of your vehicle’s engine. In fact, poor lubrication is one of the main causes of engine wear and damage.
At the same time, engine coolant plays a key role in protecting this mechanism. It regulates the engine temperature and works as an antifreeze during extremely cold periods. It should be noted, however, that coolant becomes less effective over time. This is why it’s important to have it changed regularly.
You can count on the experts at your local Auto Mecano to check the viscosity of your engine oil as well as the oil and coolant levels every time you visit our repair shop.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When should you have your engine oil changed?
Regardless of the season, whether it’s summer or winter, it’s important to regularly check the engine oil level. Refer to your owner’s manual, as each vehicle has its own recommended maintenance schedule. However, on average, you should have your oil changed every 5000 kilometres.
That said, we recommend that you have it topped up at least once a year and especially before a long trip.
If you’re uncertain about the state of your engine oil, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at your nearest Auto Mecano. Your mechanic will be happy to check your car’s fluid levels.