Driving on BC’s hilly roads, in damp weather conditions and heavy urban traffic can be challenging for your car – we help extend the life of your engine, and protect your investment in your vehicle, with timely vehicle inspection, maintenance and oil change services. For affordable, quick, and convenient oil change services in Vancouver, as well as New Westminster, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam, among others, drivers know that they’ll find superior service and substantial savings at their nearby GV Tires.
TIME FOR AN OIL AND FILTER CHANGE?
A regular schedule of oil and filter changes is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your car in good condition. The conventional wisdom of an oil change every 5,000 km has changed somewhat with greater concern for the environment and advances in both engine design and engine oil formulation. Today’s cleaner-running engines can be maintained with oil changes at longer intervals, up to 8,000 km by utilizing full synthetic oil, and depending on the make and model of your vehicle and the kind of driving you do. If much of your driving is in stop-and-start construction traffic on Highway 1A between Langley and Burnaby, for instance, or if you drive frequently in the extreme temperatures of northern BC or Alberta, you might need more frequent oil changes to protect your engine. Drive in our GV Tire stores and ask our trained mechanics about the right type of oil and an appropriate schedule for your vehicle’s oil change.
Forgotten the date of your last oil change? It might be time to bring your car in if you can’t remember the last time you had an oil change done. Other signs you should be on the lookout for include:
- Engine noise
- Check engine light
- Black oil when you check oil levels
- Oily leaks under your vehicle