Changing your oil is one of the more inexpensive services. Even though this maintenance is fairly inexpensive, it plays a huge roll in the longevity of your engine and saves you from forking over large sums of cash down the road.
The Role of Oil
Engine oil provides three key functions. First of all, it keeps engine components working together. Secondly, the inside of an engine, a place where there are thousands of controlled detonations happening every minute, can be a hot place, and oil helps draw heat away from the combustion chamber. Lastly, it helps prevent carbon and varnishes from accumulating in the engine.
What Oil Should I Use?
There are many types of engine oil, but it's pretty easy to determine what kind you should use in your car. Your owner's manual should tell you the appropriate viscosity of oil - like 5W-30, for instance - that your engine requires, and the viscosity may also be stamped on the oil reservoir cap on the engine itself. If you have questions about what oil your car takes give our service department at Hallmark Hyundai a call and we can let you know what oil you need.