22 January 2020
As vital as blood is to the human circulatory system, oil is central to the function of any car engine. Quality and clean oil means enhanced car performance, prolonged engine life and improved car durability. We recently received a web enquiry for a mobile mechanic in Redbank Plains where a car owner noted of a "burnt oil scent" within the car's cabin. In addition to some sketchy logbook service history, we discovered that an oil leak was present and change of oil required. In light of this experience in Redbank Plains, we thought we'd share with you the top 4 reasons why your car's engine oil might need changing.
1. Flashing Engine Oil Light
It may seem obvious, but the flashing oil light in your dashboard does mean you will have to contact your mobile mechanic to perform a complete oil change. or check the issue .You can monitor the level by checking your engine oil levels every so often and contacting your mobile mechanic when levels get low.
2. Dark, dirty and murky oil
Engine oil is often amber in colour, translucent and free of foreign particles. As engine oil becomes more and more used, the oil starts to capture foreign matter and darkens. This is indicative of an oil change and your mobile mechanic should be contacted immediately to perform this service.
3. Smoke from the exhaust
Dark smoke from your muffler/exhaust is another sign your car's engine oil will need some servicing or replacing as it may have lost its viscosity. This will in turn damage your engine components so your mobile mechanic should be brought onto site as soon as possible.
4. Noisy Engine bay, knocking and bumping noises
Oil is a lubricant and as such is responsible for the seamless movement of your engine's components. In the event engine oil is needing replacement, knocking or rumbling noises may be heard in the engine bay signifying the need to contact your mobile mechanic as soon as possible to prevent further damage.