10 Things To Know About Changing The Oil And Filter

10 Things To Know About Changing The Oil And Filter

Oil Change

1) Oil change: what is it?

Engine oil is one of the fundamental parts of an automobile. In addition to lubricating all mechanical components, it has the function of protecting the engine, preventing impurities from damaging it. An oil change can be done from any nearby workshop.

2) How often should the oil level be checked?

In modern cars, the instrumentation signals when there are problems of lack of lubricant, while in older cars it is advisable to check the oil level before setting off on long journeys. To do this, simply open the engine compartment and check the specially indicated oil level dipstick. 

3) Why change the oil?

Regular lubrication guarantees correct engine operation, avoiding malfunctions and thus allowing you to always obtain the best in terms of performance and reliability.

4) How often should the car oil be changed?

Replacement is always indicated in the use and maintenance booklet of your car, in the most recent models and a warning light on the dashboard warns you in good time when the time has come to change the oil.

There is no standard distance that is the same for all cars. therefore it is always advisable to check the correct change interval in the use and maintenance booklet of your car. For older cars or cars with many kilometers traveled, it is advisable to check the need for an oil change every 10,000 km.

5) What is the right oil for my car?

Each car needs a specific type of oil. This indication is usually provided by the manufacturer in the car use and maintenance booklet.

Puntopro workshops use the latest generation technologies to always find the right oil for your engine and rely only on excellent partners such as Castrol , a synonym of guarantee recognized internationally as the best global supplier of lubricant solutions.

Oil filter

1) Oil filter: what is it?

The oil filter has the task of collecting the impurities that are generated during combustion and the friction between the various components of the engine, preventing them from re-entering it, causing irreparable damage, such as what is commonly known as seizure of the engine. engine, or its total stop.

2) How many types of oil filters are there?

The types of oil filters vary according to the car model. In general they can be divided into four categories: magnetic, sedimentation, centrifugal and mechanical. In most of the cars currently on the market, the mechanical filter is most commonly found.

3) How is the mechanical filter made and how does it work?

The mechanical filter is composed of a particular paper material and usually has a cylindrical shape. There are two variants. The screwable one, and the most common one, which from the 1960s onwards was used on a large number of cars: the immersion one. In both cases, the filter has a series of membranes that retain impurities, keeping the oil always clean and the engine always efficient.

4) How often should the oil filter be changed?

Manufacturers usually recommend changing the oil filter every time the engine oil is changed. As a general guideline for newer vehicles the oil filter change period is between 15,000 and 30,000 km depending on the engine in the car.

In particular:

  • Every 25 / 30,000 km, for diesel engines
  • After 15,000 km for petrol engines
  • Every year, for those who use the car little and travel a few kilometres
  • Every 10,000 km for engines over 10 years old

Can I change it by myself?

Changing the oil and filter may seem an apparently easy operation, but if performed without the right precautions it can cause personal accidents during operations on the engine compartment and in the worst-case permanent damage to the engine. 

If you want to go it alone, if you are not particularly sure what to do, our advice is always to be followed by an expert. Furthermore, even for the disposal of residual engine oil (on average 5 liters), in this case, it will be necessary to contact a company specialized in the treatment of used oils at your expense.

Bring us your car and we will check both the oil and the oil filter for you. Write the address or even just the zip code to find the car workshop closest to you!

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