Oil and Filter Change

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 oil change experts today, the guys who know 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 Auto Centres in addition to a great oil change, we offer a comprehensive mechanical inspection of your vehicle. 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.

In most cases 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 the best filter products and have several brands of quality motor oil, including 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 Budget Auto Centre location. This information is also provided in your owners manual.

TYPES OF MOTOR OIL AND RECOMMENDED USE

Types of Motor Oil

Motor oil can be segmented into four basic varieties—synthetic oil, synthetic blends, high mileage oil, and conventional oil.

Synthetic Motor Oil
Synthetic motor oil has gone through a chemically engineered process. Synthetic oil molecules are more uniform in shape with fewer impurities and better properties than conventional oil molecules. In general, synthetic oil has better extreme high temperature and low temperature performance. Synthetic oils are generally formulated with higher performing additives.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
Synthetic blend motor oil uses a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils for added resistance to oxidation (compared to conventional oil) and provide excellent low-temperature properties.

High-Mileage Motor Oil
High-mileage motor oil is specially formulated for late model vehicles or newer vehicles with over 120,000 kilometers. High mileage motor oil, with its unique additives and formulation, helps to reduce oil burn-off, and helps prevent oil leaks that may occur in older engines.

Conventional Motor Oil
Conventional motor oils can be formulated in a range of viscosity grades and quality levels. Conventional motor oil is recommended for drivers with simple engine designs and regular (as opposed to severe) driving styles.

 

Motor Oil Grade Designations

Motor oils use a rating system developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), to classify oil by viscosity. Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow. Fluids that are thin (like water) have a low viscosity, and fluids that are thick (like honey) have a high viscosity. Motor oil also changes in viscosity measurement as it is heated or cooled.

 

What is Viscosity?

Viscosity, by definition, is an oils 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: Most frequently recommended motor oil viscosity grade for most automobile engines. It 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: A popular blend for cars operating in cooler regions, 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.

 

TYPES OF MOTOR OIL AND RECOMMENDED USE

Types of Motor Oil
Motor oil can be segmented into four basic varieties—synthetic oil, synthetic blends, high mileage oil, and conventional oil.

Synthetic Motor Oil
Synthetic motor oil has gone through a chemically engineered process. Synthetic oil molecules are more uniform in shape with fewer impurities and better properties than conventional oil molecules. In general, synthetic oil has better extreme high temperature and low temperature performance. Synthetic oils are generally formulated with higher performing additives.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
Synthetic blend motor oil uses a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils for added resistance to oxidation (compared to conventional oil) and provide excellent low-temperature properties.

High-Mileage Motor Oil
High-mileage motor oil is specially formulated for late model vehicles or newer vehicles with over 120,000 kilometers. High mileage motor oil, with its unique additives and formulation, helps to reduce oil burn-off, and helps prevent oil leaks that may occur in older engines.

Conventional Motor Oil
Conventional motor oils can be formulated in a range of viscosity grades and quality levels. Conventional motor oil is recommended for drivers with simple engine designs and regular (as opposed to severe) driving styles.

 

Motor Oil Grade Designations

Motor oils use a rating system developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), to classify oil by viscosity. Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to flow. Fluids that are thin (like water) have a low viscosity, and fluids that are thick (like honey) have a high viscosity. Motor oil also changes in viscosity measurement as it is heated or cooled.