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Ancillary Oils

Every time your car is serviced the engine oil is changed, but there are other oils in your car which should be changed periodically.

What are these other oils?

The automatic transmission, manual gearbox, differential and power steering systems are all lubricated by oil or fluids of various types. Some of these systems don’t have the luxury of an oil filter like the engine uses.

Why change these oils?

Oil reduces friction between the moving parts of an engine and helps reduce heat. Unless these oils are drained periodically and replaced with clean oil, critical components of your car can wear more quickly than they should. As oil gets older it collects abrasive impurities. Additives used in the oil to help it suit a certain application, can diminish over time and with use. Heat produced, particularly in automatic transmissions, can also affect the oil’s lubricating properties.

How often should the oil be changed?

This will vary depending on the particular oil, the job it does and the type of driving you do. You can refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for recommended intervals or your Repco Authorised Service mechanic will be happy to advise you.

REMEMBER: Money spent on Maintenance can save costly repairs. We are happy to answer any more questions you may have regarding Essential Fluids.

Check out the Auto Facts video for Ancillary Oils here.