Having your car’s oil changed at regular intervals isn’t just a good idea, it’s an extremely important part of keeping your car’s engine performing at it’s best! The purpose of engine oil is to keep the internal parts of your car’s engine lubricated and cool. It keeps the moving parts from grinding against each other causing wear and damage.

Without changing your oil frequently, dirt and sludge can build up in the engine. Old, dirty oil won’t lubricate the moving parts as well as new, fresh oil will. Dirty oil leads to serious damage, and if things get bad enough, there may be an engine replacement in your future.

Fortunately, changing your oil is a simple and relatively inexpensive procedure depending on what kind of vehicle you have. It’s recommended that you get your oil changed at Clondalkin Auto Clinic every 4,828 to 6,047 km.

“What kind of oil do you need?” Of course, you’ll want to use the type of oil recommended in your owner’s manual, but what brand should you use? Should you choose mineral oil, a blended oil or a synthetic oil? Our staff are here to help and answer any questions about what is right for your engine.

It’s important to invest in good oil. High-quality motor oil such as Low SAPS Oils will keep your engine running at it’s best, while being safe to both your vehicle and the environment.

Low SAPS oils

When the oil burns in an engine, naturally it emits some gas but some of these gases could be harmful to a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). Low SAPS oils are specifically designed to be low in Sulphated Ash – a by-product of combustion that can cause the ‘mesh’ structure in a DPF to become irreversibly blocked. Such oils that are not low in Phosphorus and Sulphur can also have a significant, detrimental effect on Catalytic Converters – so the issue of getting the right engine oil is relevant to petrol and diesel vehicles alike.

pouring engine oil from its plastic container