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Myers Automotive Group

1200 Baseline Road
Directions Ottawa, ON K2C 0A6

  • Sales: (613) 225-2277


Visit any Myers location and enjoy the speed and convenience of Express Service! Our Express Service performs work on brakes, tires, performs tire rotations, alignments and much more! PLUS! We are the Home of the 30 Minute Oil Change! No Appointment is Necessary and Express Services are available during regular service department hours - even on Saturdays!
Oil changes are part of proper vehicle maintenance! Protect your investment with regular service and oil changes.


Oil Change / Filter Change

Cars, trucks and all sorts of vehicles are immensely complicated and have lots of moving parts that work together to an end goal, driving you from point A to point B! All vehicles, regardless of make, model, year and/or engine style require a lot of the same basic maintenance. While a lot of Ottawa area drivers limit their car checkups to either spring maintenance or fall maintenance, getting a tune up on your vehicle at any time of year is important!

Vehicles require frequent oil changes because when driving, particles or contaminants get into the oil, over time producing sludge that can damage your engine. It is important to check your oil frequently, a good rule of thumb being every time you fill up your tank with gas, and either check your vehicles dipstick or check the oil life monitor or engine oil life system. It is important to use the proper type and grade of oil in your vehicles owner's manual, whether that is conventional, semi synthetic or fully synthetic oil.

Don't drive a Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram vehicle? That's no problem! We often have your vehicle's oil filter in stock at our parts department!


From conventional to full synthetic, the service experts at all Myers locations can offer you helpful advice on a range of oil types and will know what grade of oil to use for your specific vehicle.

What is the difference between types of motor oil?

Synthetic Motor Oil is a laboratory synthesis of precisely controlled ingredients created by oil engineers, scientists and chemists. When combined with a high-performance additive package, this results in an oil with the highest levels of lubrication and engine protection, generally offering better protection at start-up, better cleansing qualities, enhanced durability and better protection against heat buildup.

Conventional Motor Oil is what its name implies - it uses base oils enhanced in the blending process with chemical additives to help meet the manufacturer's desired levels of heat tolerance, breakdown resistance and viscosity (viscosity simply being a technical term for the thickness and fluidity of the oil). Conventional motor oil comes in a range of viscosity grades and quality levels, from adequate to an extensively designed, high-quality lubricant. Conventional motor oil is recommended for drivers with low-mileage, late-model vehicles whose driving habits can be described as routine - commuting, running errands, vacation driving at relaxed cruising speeds. Again, today more and more engines require synthetic oil, so be sure to check your owner's manual to make sure you don't invite avoidable engine problems or void your warranty.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oils are a third choice in between full synthetic motor oil and conventional oil. As the name suggests, it is a blend of full synthetic oil and convention oil. Synthetic blend motor oils use a mixture of synthetic and conventional base oils for added resistance to oxidation (compared to conventional oil) and to provide excellent low-temperature properties, and are recommended for vehicles, trucks, vans and SUVs that regularly carry heavy loads, tow trailers and/or operate frequently at high RPMs. It's a good middle ground for people who want the added performance and protection of a synthetic oil but aren't ready to make the jump to a full synthetic.