Motor oil gets contaminated by substances like dust, metallic shavings and even antifreeze. Even a part part of your fully formulated motor oil will break down over time and become a contaminant. As the oil gets thicker it turns into sludge and your engine can't operate properly and this will ultimately end in a costly engine failure.
We recommend changing your oil every 3,000 - 6000 km, but let your AOCA certified Lube17 professional help you determine the best oil change schedule for your car and your driving conditions.
The oil filter's job is to remove oil contaminants. It sifts out the solid particles while allowing the oil to flow unrestricted through the engine. When the oil filter becomes full or "clogged," the oil and contaminants will flow around the filter This "by-passing" is a safety mechanism. As far as your engine is concerned, dirty oil is better than none at all.
Have your AOCA certified Lube17 professional change your oil filter every time you change your motor oil. to help keep your engine 'drinking' clear, clean oil!
Your vehicle needs working components, and proper fresh fluids to survive as much as your body does. Your car won't fare well without some attention and care to your vehicle's vital fluid condition. Having things such as your brake, steering system, battery or automatic transmission fluids inspected regularly can save you from any number of issues, such as shifting into a gear but the car doesn't react.
Ask your AOCA certified Lube17 professional to check over all these areas and ensure everything is in working condition and save yourself a headache.
Maintaining proper air pressure in your tires and doing a regular tire rotation protects against excessive tire wear, gives you the best ride and allows you to handle your car safely. Regularly checking your tire pressure can even increase your gas mileage. You should check your tires' air pressure when the tires are cool, most tires require air pressure of between 32-44 PSI. Though they should generally be filled according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Both over inflation and under inflation cause excessive tire wear.
Let your AOCA certified Lube17 professional check your tires and give you their advice.
Lube 17 is convenientely located on 17th Avenue NE, just past the Sobeys and 52nd street. Look for the big red sign, we're in Bay #1, 5725 - 17 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB. T2A-0W3