Oil Change Waterloo: Where to Take Your Vehicle

If you are looking for the best oil change Waterloo has to offer, you have come to the right place.

An oil change should be a regular part of regular vehicle maintenance for all Waterloo residents because clean oil keeps the moving parts of your engine operating efficiently.

You also need to make sure you’re using the correct kind of oil your vehicle's manufacturer has recommended. Hansma Automotive can quickly and economically change your oil for you. Contact us today to book an appointment for your next scheduled oil change.

Where to take your vehicle for an oil change in Waterloo

Hansma Automotive Service began in 1987 with two bays and three employees. Today, we have six expert employees and offer a wide range of vehicle repair and maintenance services, including, of course, oil changes. Hansma has gained a loyal following in Waterloo, Kitchener, and surrounding areas. Many local residents have come to depend on the expertise of our friendly staff to keep their family vehicles in peak running condition.

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Why get an oil change?

Your car’s engine has many moving parts. As the parts move and rub together, the friction creates a good amount of heat. Motor oil lubricates the engine and absorbs that heat, allowing those moving parts to work together effectively without overheating. Over time, however, engine oil breaks down and wears out. When it does, it becomes less effective at lubricating the engine and absorbing heat. That is why it is important to get regular oil changes!


When to get an oil change in Waterloo

Oil gets old and dirty as your kilometre adds up, and therefore, it loses its ability to clean and lubricate. Each car manufacturer will have a different recommendation as to when you need to change your oil, so check your owner's manual for your vehicle.

general rule of thumb is to have your oil changed every 5,000 km of driving or every year, whichever comes first.

Waterloo drivers will want to adjust for the type of driving you’re doing, and our colder climate.

As Mississauga Hyundai notes, “If you’re a freeway driver who goes on a lot of long journeys at high speeds, you can probably extend the oil change interval, but on anything but the newest vehicles, don’t go longer than 6,000 kilometres between changes. Driving with a heavy load, in stop-and-start downtown traffic, or in extreme Canadian winters also requires more frequent oil changes no matter your Hyundai model.”

This is good advice for all makes and models of vehicles!


What to do if you run out of oil

If your car runs out of oil due to failure to get it changed or a leak that has developed unbeknownst to you, do not keep driving - if you do, you will severely, and potentially permanently, damage your engine. Without the lubricating effect of oil, your pistons can seize up and your engine will cease to run. Don’t take any chances - book an appointment and get your oil changed today.

Need an oil change, Waterloo? Trust Hansma!

Changing your own oil isn’t an overly complicated process, and you might think it’s worth giving it a try in order to save time and money. The truth is, though, you won’t save much money by doing it yourself, and it doesn’t really take all that much time to begin with.

A professional can do it faster, and they already have all of the equipment - drain pan, car ramps, filter wrenches etc. - to easily do the job. They also have the resources to properly dispose of your used oil. Click here to discover the benefits of finding a great automotive technician for oil changes and all your other service and maintenance needs.

"Great full service automotive shop! I've always brought all my vehicles to Hansma Automotive for any kind of repair or service needed. Everything from oil changes and brakes, to custom performance suspension and exhaust systems. They also have top quality detailing as well. They're all great mechanics and excellent customer service." - Fraser

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Book an appointment today and one of our auto experts can change your oil in an efficient and timely manner so you can get back on the road and on with your day!