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Oil Change in St. Catharines, ON

Oil Change Service in St. Catharines, ON

No matter what vehicle you drive, you should bring your car in to Boyd Automotive & Tire every so often for an oil change. The frequency of which your vehicle should get an oil change can be found in your car's maintenance schedule, and is dependent on the climate and conditions in St. Catharines and surrounding ON area. The oil in your vehicle, whether it is conventional or synthetic, helps lubricate your engine's many moving parts, but that oil breaks down over time, collecting dirt, dust and debris from your engine and the environment, so it is crucial to get an oil change as per the automaker's recommendation. If you are in St. Catharines, Fonthill, Jordan, Lincoln, Niagara Falls or nearby, you can come to Boyd Automotive & Tire for an oil change today.

How often should I come in for an oil change service?

We know that St. Catharines residents want to take good care of their cars, and a crucial way to do that is to get a regular LOF (lube, oil, and filter) change. Oil change frequency varies based on OEM, and conditions. Although older vehicles may need an oil change every three months or 3,000 Km, the changes in modern engine design and manufacturing has created the need for better-quality oil, which lasts longer before viscosity breakdown. 

The type of engine oil, your driving habits and the age and make of your vehicle, whether that be a Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, or something else, dictate when to change engine oil. Contact Boyd Automotive & Tire to learn when you need an oil change. One major OEM recommends that drivers with typical driving habits who own 2008 and newer models should come in for an oil change every six months or 7,500 Km (whichever comes first), and those with 2007 and older models get their oil changed every 5,000 Km or six months. Drivers with less typical driving habits should change engine oil every 5,000 Km or six months for vehicles 2008 and newer, and every 3,000 Km or three months for cars 2007 and older. Boyd Automotive & Tire can help find the correct frequency for your vehicle in St. Catharines. ON conditions.

How do I know if my vehicle needs an oil change in St. Catharines, ON?

While following the recommendations above is a good guide to how often you should come in to Boyd Automotive & Tire for an oil change service, there are several signs that your vehicle needs an immediate oil change. Contact Boyd Automotive & Tire at 905-685-5821 with any questions. These include:

  • Excess vehicle exhaust.

If you see what looks like smoke trailing out of your vehicle, this probably means your motor oil has become too old to function properly, and your car needs an oil change. Boyd Automotive & Tire can diagnose any issue.

  • Increased engine noise.

Motor oil lubricates your engine so that all the parts work together smoothly. When the oil becomes thin, old, or poorly textured, you might hear the issue every time you drive. If you are hearing this issue, feel free to bring your vehicle to Boyd Automotive & Tire as soon as possible.

  • More mileage than usual.

If you have recently gone on a long-distance road trip in ON or beyond, you can anticipate to bring your vehicle in for an oil change sooner than usual.

  • Ticking sounds when starting.

When you start your vehicle, the engine immediately begins circulating oil. If the motor oil has an improper texture, this task may take more time and effort than it should.

  • Burnt oil smell.

This usually means your vehicle is low on oil, causing the engine to overheat.

If you are experiencing one or more of these issues and are in Ontario Province or surrounding areas, you can bring your car to Boyd Automotive & Tire for an oil change service. We can also examine your vehicle to see if additional services need to be performed, like oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups, transmission repair, or other services.

Your award-winning local Shop for Oil Change Service

Oil changes do not typically take a long time and are very affordable. When the time comes to bring your car in for an oil change, look no further than Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines. We've been servicing cars since 2002 and offer a cost-effective and efficient service for your vehicle. Our highly skilled technicians will assess the make, model and year of your vehicle and will recommend the appropriate oil type for your car. Our owner Stu Boyd prides themselves in our shop's transparency with our services, and we will never recommend something that is not absolutely necessary for your vehicle. 

Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  • We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from 800 satisfied customers.
  • Locally owned and operated since 2002
  • Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
  • Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)

If you are in the L2S 0B3 area, bring your car to Boyd Automotive & Tire today. Schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 905-685-5821. 

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