Passenger Car Engine Oils

Prolube Lubricants Passenger Car Petrol & Diesel Engine Oils

Welcome to FCP Solutions, your premier destination for top-quality passenger car engine oils in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Explore our comprehensive selection of Prolube lubricants, meticulously crafted to meet the stringent OEM specifications for petrol and diesel engines in passenger vehicles. Prolube Lubricants, are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of protection for your car, utilizing cutting-edge additive technology that guarantees significant performance and superior protection...

When to Change Car Engine Oil?

Changing engine oil is an essential part of vehicle maintenance to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of your engine. The frequency of oil changes can vary based on factors such as the type of oil used, driving conditions, and the manufacturer's recommendations. Modern lubricants have extended the kilometre and time range between oil changes from the traditional 5,000km to anywhere between 10,000km and even up to 15,000km in the case of full-synthetic extended drain engine oils. While these kilometre ranges are a useful guide during the coarse of normal use there are some common signs to look out for that might indicate it's time to change your engine oil:

  • Oil Change Indicator Light: Many modern vehicles are equipped with an oil change indicator light on the dashboard. This light is typically based on sensors that monitor various factors like engine temperature, driving conditions, and mileage. When the light comes on, it's a clear signal that it's time for an oil change.
  • Check the Owner's Manual: The manufacturer's recommendations are usually the most accurate guidelines for oil change intervals. They will specify the kilometre range or time interval between oil changes that's suitable for your specific vehicle.
  • Darker and Gritty Oil: As engine oil ages, it becomes darker and can accumulate debris and particles. Check the oil on your dipstick – if it appears significantly darker and more gritty than when it was new, it might be time for a change.
  • Engine Noise: If your engine starts making unusual noises, like knocking or ticking, it could be a sign that the oil has become too dirty or too thin to properly lubricate the engine components.
  • Decreased Fuel Efficiency: Dirty or old oil can contribute to increased friction and reduced engine efficiency. If you notice a sudden decrease in your vehicle's fuel efficiency, it might be worth checking the oil.
  • Exhaust Smoke: If you notice excessive blue or gray smoke coming from your exhaust, it could indicate that oil is burning in the combustion chamber due to old or low-quality oil.
  • Oil Level Dropping: Regularly check your oil level using the dipstick. If you find that the oil level is consistently dropping between oil changes, it might be an indication of a leak or excessive consumption, requiring an oil change and potential inspection for other issues.
  • Oil Smell: If you detect a strong smell of burnt oil inside the cabin or around the engine compartment, it could suggest that your oil needs changing.
  • Rough Idling or Acceleration: Dirty or degraded oil can affect engine performance, leading to rough idling or sluggish acceleration.
  • Kilometre range and Time: If you've reached the kilometre range recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer or if it's been a long time since your last oil change, it's a good idea to have the oil changed.

Remember that individual vehicles and driving conditions can vary, so it's important to consider all these signs in combination rather than relying solely on one indicator. Regular maintenance and adhering to the manufacturer's recommendations are key to keeping your engine in good shape.

The Prolube Difference!

Offering Prolube Lubricants for any application, whether on or off the road, is something FCP Solutions is really proud to do. The complete selection of Prolube Lubricants oil products from will have your car running at its very best at an affordable price when your vehicle is ready for a service and it's time to replace your old oil. Prolube lubricants were created with the intention of outperforming the competition in the particular operating conditions found in Australia.

  1. Superior Lubrication and Engine Protection: Prolube oil products are formulated with advanced additives and high-quality base oils to provide superior lubrication to critical engine components. This reduces friction, minimizing wear and tear on engine parts such as pistons, bearings, and cams. This ensures that your engines remain well-protected and enjoy a longer lifespan.

  2. Enhanced Heat Dissipation: Australian climates can be harsh, with both extreme heat and cold. Prolube oil products are designed to offer excellent heat dissipation properties, helping to keep the engine temperature in check. This is crucial in preventing overheating, which can lead to engine failure and costly repairs.

  3. Improved Fuel Efficiency: Using Prolubeoil products can lead to improved fuel efficiency in passenger vehicles. Reduced friction means the engine operates more efficiently, translating to better mileage for your customers. This not only saves money on fuel but also reduces your carbon footprint, making it an eco-friendly choice.

  4. Reduced Deposits and Contaminant Buildup: Engineered to minimize the formation of deposits and the buildup of contaminants in the engine, Prolube Lubricants prevent clogs in critical components, such as oil filters and oil passages. Cleaner engines perform better and are less prone to early wear and tear.

  5. Extended Oil Change Intervals: Prolubes range of high-quality oil products often come with extended oil change intervals compared to standard oils. This not only saves you time and money on maintenance but also reduces the risk of engine failure due to neglected oil changes. Proper maintenance is key to preventing costly repairs.

Finally, Prolube oils are designed to perform admirably in Australia's demanding working climate. FCP Solutions supply many thousands of litres a year to all sections of the market and the feedback we receive from industry professionals is, Prolube Lubricants not only do the job, but outperform other's they have used. Whether you're in Rockhampton, Mackay, Cairns, or the Atherton Tablelands, our efficient distribution network ensures that you can access these exceptional passenger car oils with ease. We understand the importance of a reliable and high-performance engine, and that's why we are committed to delivering Prolube products to customers across North Queensland and throughout Australia, providing the right lubrication solutions for every car enthusiast. We are confident that Prolube's premium oils will offer superior protection, performance, and longevity for passenger vehicles thanks to meticulous formulation, cutting-edge additive technology, and rigors testing. 

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