1. Oil change
  2. Oil filter change
  3. Windshield fluid top up
  4. Coolant top up
  5. Power steering top up
  6. Transmission oil top up
  7. Brake fluid top up
  8. Air filter clean
  9. Wipers check
  10. A/C Odor check
  11. A/C Coolness check
  12. Battery check
  13. Light bulbs check
  14. Tire Pressure check
  15. Spark plugs check
  16. Brake pads check

Changing your vehicle's oil is one of the most important things you can do to avoid bringing large bags of money to your mechanic later on.The most important system to the "health" of your engine is the lubrication system. Regular oil changes (every 7000 km) with the proper type of oil for your car will assure you get the maximum possible mileage and performance from your engine.

Why oil needs to be changed

Oil should be changed for several reasons:

  • Oil will break down chemically over time and lose its lubrication properties. All oils "thin out" with time and lessen their ability to lubricate. Hot climate accelerates these changes. Oil undergoes thermal breakdown due to high operating temperature. When this occurs, the oil becomes less effective as a lubricant. And without a good lubricant, parts of the engine rub together and wear each other out.

  • As engine wears, small pieces of metal, rubber, and plastic that are part of the engine end up in the bottom of the oil pan. This will eventually damage the engine and thus alter its performance and life span.

  • Oil can absorb water, dust and combustion byproducts and also hold them in suspension. Eventually, the oil gets saturated with this stuff and can't absorb any more. Then that stuff remains in the engine and can cause corrosion.

When you change your oil your not only changing the lubrication but also your getting rid of all the "crap" that gets dissolved in it, even if the oil itself is still chemically OK.

How often should I change my oil?
If you don't put a lot of kilometers on your car you need to go by time rather than kilometers for oil changes. Blowby gasses in the crankcase condense to form all kinds of nasty acids that can literally eat up your engine. On a car that is driven on long highway trips these condensates get "boiled off" by engine heat, but on a car that only takes short infrequent trips (like everyone in Bahrain) these condensates can build up in the engine. So if you’re living in Bahrain (very hot climate) and using your car daily (small country=short trips) you should change the oil every 6 months to a year regardless of your mileage.

  • Your engine won't last as long as it could. Oil serves many crucial functions, and clean oil performs those functions better than dirty oil. Oil is relatively cheap, and changing your oil every 7,000 kilometers is a very cheap insurance policy against future major car repairs. Call autoMAX now and we’ll come to you
    for a change!


You may want to consider changing your oil
more frequently if:

  • You drive like a knucklehead:

  • You do a lot of Jackrabbit starts,

  • You accelerate Heavily

  • High-speed driving

  • You live where the climate is extremely hot!

  • You often drive on dirt roads

  • Your engine is old and burns oil

  • You frequently carry heavy loads

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