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3 Things You Must Know About Engine Oil

First of all, if you are a driver you, for sure, know that there are a couple of things that an engine must utterly have to be able to work: Gasoline, for making the car work and of course, oil, to keep its parts moving. This could already give you a sense of how important oil is for your car. So, as an appreciation to the importance of oil in keeping the car’s life long, let’s dig deep into aspects you every driver has to know about it.

Without further due, here are the essentials every driver should know about the oil engine.

1) Oil Type:

Anyone who has a car,  no matter whether brand-new or high-mileage one, went to the process of making a decision on what is the type of oil engine; mineral or synthetic. So, every driver has to know the distinction between those and choose wisely.

To put it in short, mineral oil is a part of an oil refining process that comes from the ground. This oil type is less expensive than synthetic oil and has been around pretty much as long as cars have been around.

Unlike mineral oil, synthetics one is more expensive, due to the chemical engineering included in creating them. Often, this oil type has more added ingredients to help the oil keep longer and cleaner. They also still have the mineral oil as a base but are engineered to provide for more miles to be driven between oil changes. It is also more reliable in terms of higher and lower temperature changes.

2) Viscosity Rate:

In a nutshell, viscosity can be described as the measure of a substance’s resistance to motion according to a motion of an applied in a certain force. In other words, it is how thick or thin the oil is. This is important to know because, colder starts usually require thinner oil at first, and correspondingly warm engine types need comparable thick oil not to disappear when the engine turns warner.

3) Changing the Oil:

For each driver, it has to be extremely important to know the process and time intervals of changing the oil, mainly because so many things are dependant on that. For a long time, the commonly accepted rule for the oil changing process was that it has to be changed every 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) or 3 months, depending on which comes first. Sounds pretty easy, right?

However, considering the developments in the performance and the design of engines, in addition to the progression in the oil technology of engines, the majority of cars are able to go farther between oil changes currently. So it is important not to only be able about the process of an oil change, but also consider how far your specific car can go without an oil change.

To sum it all, a huge part of being educated on the car engine and to be aware of the ways to make your car last as long and in a good shape as possible is to know the oil engine system and to know it well. Of course, more details are falling in this category then the listed ones above. That is why check out our other blog posts to have a complete understanding of your car maintenance.

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Frequently Asked Questions+-

You have the ability to conveniently live stream the service being performed on your vehicle, as well as receive a detailed work order with our Kambio’s signature of completion.
All of our work is guaranteed, and we ensure your full satisfaction on the services performed on your vehicle. If in the rare event a customer experiences damage to their engine and the failure was proven to be caused by our products or service, we will either repair the engine or fully provide a replacement for your vehicle. Please ask our reservation team for more details.
Absolutely. We carry full garage insurance and coverage, and all of our Kambios are WSIB.
We only use high quality, name brand lubricants including synthetic oil. We use the correct viscosity of oil for your vehicle, as recommended by the manufacturer.
At this moment we are focused on our core service of on-location oil changes. Our added value services include but are not limited to seasonal tire change and storage, tire rotation, waterless car wash and other services as suggested by our customers.
Our prices are subject to the type of oil your vehicle OEM has suggested, and the location of the service. Our average going rate is $97.00, which includes up to 5L full synthetic oil, a new filter and travel time. Once you proceed with booking an oil change you will be provided with the exact price.
We’re currently in the GTA. Our main service points are commercial locations as well as residential locations after-hours.
Our services are catered to light duty vehicles.
No, what’s so cool about Kambio’s service is that you can continue doing what you love, while we do the same! You also have the freedom to live-stream our service from behind your desk.
We understand that your satisfaction is very important and that untidy work is not acceptable. We always place a large, absorbent safety mat under the vehicle before beginning an oil change. We also use over-sized oil drain pans, and we have special Spill Kits on hand in case a spill does happen. We are very concerned about the environment and about your vehicle.
Kambios are our operator technicians who are certified auto machanic's. They all have a minimum of 5 years experience as a mechanic and are passionate about changing the automotive service industry.
All of our waste oil and filters are recycled by Waste Management partners. None of it ends up in landfills.
Kambio was created for those who value time. Whether you are running a business, managing your busy lifestyle, using your vehicle for pleasure, or simply don’t have the time to travel to the dealership or lube shop, we offer the convenience of coming to you. Kambio delivers convenience, quality of work, and the value of time.
Our service hours for commercial zone clients are from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and residential clients from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. It’s recommended to check our scheduling portal for accurate service availabilities.
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We require credit card information upon reservation in order to secure your booking.
You must cancel your booking at least 12 hours in advance in order to avoid any fees. Should there be a no show when the Kambio arrives, there will be a $50.00 cancellation fee charged applied to the credit card.
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