Oil Lube and Filter Service

The difference between us and the dealership is that we charge less.

Included with our oil, lube & filter

  • Premium Oil & Filter equivalent or exceeds manufactures specifications.
  • Service performed  by our Certified Technician.
  • Service inspection Report

An oil change at your local Calgary AB auto shop sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely and that means expensive engine repairs.

That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.

Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.

Also, how you drive around Calgary AB can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in Calgary, short trips to, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.

This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in AB have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your AB service advisor at TIRE PIRATES about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.

Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at TIRE PIRATES will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.

Schedule your next oil change with the pirates

..if your oil light is on (then it’s been 5000KM or 5 months since your last change)
..if the date on your windshield sticker is coming up

Contact Us Today

From world-class tire service to full-scale engine repair and everything in between, Tire Pirates is your one stop shop for auto repair in Calgary. Visit one of our two locations and discover the difference that professionalism and attention to detail make when it comes to car repair. Contact our  Foothills location at (403) 279-5559 or our Chinook location at (403) 640-0500 and speak to a qualified service advisor today.

 

 

 

 

 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Top of the Line Tires
  • 25 Years in Business
  • Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We’ll Install, Inspect and Repair Tires
  • Customer Service is Our Top Priority