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At Budget Brake and Muffler, we take pride when doing an oil and filter change on your car, truck, van or SUV.  Call your neighbourhood brake experts today, the guy who knows cars.

Oil & Filter Change

One of the best things you can do to prolong the life of your engine is regular oil changes.

At Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres we not only give you a great oil change, but while we have your car up in the air, we’re on the lookout to find any other needs your car may have. We’re committed to the safety and reliability of your vehicle, and our mechanics will recommend the right services to help keep your car safe, and prolong its life.

Oil filters are easy to replace and help prevent unnecessary engine wear. The job of the oil filter is to remove soot, rust particles and other solid contaminants from the oil. We use Fram Filter products and have several brands of quality motor oil, like Quaker State, Pennzoil, AC Delco and others.

Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil filter and engine oil every 8,000 kilometres.  For the recommended interval for your specific vehicle call your local Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centre. This information is also provided in your owners manual.

What is Viscosity?

Viscosity, by definition, is an oil’s resistance to flow and shear.  It is the single most critical physical property of the oil as it affects both the wear rate and the fuel efficiency.
Water is a low viscosity fluid; syrup is a high viscosity fluid.  With oil, like syrup, as you increase the temperature, the viscosity lowers, meaning it flows faster, or more easily.
Which Viscosity Grade is right for you?

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE MOTOR OIL: 5W-30
Temperature Conditions: Below 0° F
Description: Provides excellent fuel economy and low temperature performance in most late-model automobiles. Especially recommended for new cars.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE MOTOR OIL: 10W-30
Temperature Conditions: Above 0° F
Description: Most frequently recommended motor oil viscosity grade for most automobile engines, including high-performance multivalve engines and turbo-charged engines.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE MOTOR OIL: 10W-40
Temperature Conditions: Above 0° F
Description: The first multigrade introduced. A good choice for controlling engine wear and preventing oil breakdown from oxidation. Note: Always check your owner’s manual or warranty requirements before using this grade.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE MOTOR OIL: 20W-50
Temperature Conditions: Above 20° F
Description: Provides maximum protection for high-performance, high-RPM racing engines. Excellent choice for high temperature and heavy loads such as driving in the desert or towing a trailer at high speeds for long periods of time.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADE MOTOR OIL: SAE 30 & SAE 40
Temperature Conditions: Above 40° F & Above 60° F
Description: For cars and light trucks, where recommended by manufacturers. Not recommended when cold-temperature starting is required.
Note: It is important to consult your vehicle handbook to establish the correct grade for your car and environment.x

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