The Importance of regular Servicing
There is nothing like preventative maintenance. Over the years car makers have sought to make new cars appear attractive by offering extended service intervals. Despite what the Oil manufacturers tell you – Oil technology hasn’t kept pace with these long intervals, so you will hear stories about cars having major mechanical failures, at a comparatively young age. Our best advice to you is to change your oil and filter at least annually, or every 10000 miles. Spark plugs and Air filters last a lot longer. If you have a high performance car, ideally change the oil every 6000 miles, in this instance, you can, if you like, change the Oil filter every other change. Alternating creates less Oil Filter waste material.
Servicing according to manufacturers recommendations
We recommend major servicing according to the manual your car comes with, but changing the oil and filters more frequently (often known as Interim servicing). We’d suggest a maximum of 10000 miles between Oil changes and 6000 miles in a high performance car. Time plays a factor here of course – 10000 miles or 6000 miles – either schedule requires annual changes.
It is Oil degradation that leads to failures of cam phase variators, cam chain tensioners, cam chains, bearings, turbochargers and camshafts way before their useful potential service life.
Take a look at a recent victim of poor servicing that came to see us.. don’t be the next victim – book an oil and filter change today!