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The Trusted Regina Elves Delivered Christmas Cheer

Trusted Regina Community Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Trusted Regina elves had the opportunity to deliver Christmas cheer to a very deserving family! Bonnie and Kelly delivered donations to the Deschamp family here is a little about their story. 

John and Michelle Deschamps
Michelle suffers from CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth Disease) CMT is inherited and degenerative. Michelle and her family have had many trials and though all of us at and our partners are helping out Michelle she has many more trials to overcome. To understand more and help bring awareness we have decided to share her story here. 

The Trusted Team donated a $500 Trusted Regina Gift Certificate,  - that can be used at any of the Trusted Regina Partners featured and promoted on Regina's Best Directory and they have chosen to use them towards AL Schick constuction so he can do some much needed renovations in their home.   They also received a $100 Gift card for Groceries Ginger Bread House and Christmas Crackers
Board Games

 A big thank you also go's out to Jess and the team at Just For You Day Spa for donating a $100 spa certificate to the recipient family so Mum can have a much needed relax and pamper!!  

GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE Regina have donated a gift certificate for a free oil change.

DUSYK & BARLOW INSURANCE BROKERS LTD have donated $100 Gift Card for Groceries - Dusyk & Barlow are Trusted Regina Insurance Broker!

OXFORD LEARNING REGINA  has also donated $25.00 towards food. Oxford Learning are your Trusted Regina Tutors and Educators.

IDEAL JOURNEY  Weight loss and Wellness are generously donating gift cards to restaurants so the family can enjoy an evening out!  Ideal Journey are your Trusted Regina Weight loss Professionals.

RAPID LAWN HYDROSEEDING  and Landscaping have stepped up to help and are donating restaurant gift Cards!! Thank you -Rapid - they are Trusted Regina Landscapers! 

COMPLETE CLEAN  donated a total home clean for the recipient family! Trusted Regina cleaning Services 

Thank you to all of our partners who donated!

Great Canadian Oil Change a Trusted Regina Automotive and Oil Expert share a tip on Synthetic Oil

Great Canadian Oil Change on Quance and North Albert Street in Regina provides oil changes in 10 minutes. No appointment needed! At Great Canadian Oil Change they will always do their best to keep you traveling safely, in a cleaner environment.

They are your Trusted Regina Oil Change experts in the Regina Automotive General category.

Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Using synthetic oil in an older vehicle is not a problem.  If the vehicle is in good running condition with minimal leaks, running a synthetic oil will not harm anything at all.  You will enjoy all the benefits that a full synthetic oil has to offer.  Read on to find out more about why people are hesitant to change to full synthetic and how to go about it.

You may also be interested in the information provided in our article on “What type of Oil Should I Use?”

Why do people think synthetic oil should be used in older vehicles?

There are some misconceptions out there that lead people to believe that problems may develop when changing from a conventional oil to a full synthetic oil in an older vehicle.

The confusion starts with the idea that synthetic oil is more slippery (lower in viscosity) than conventional oil.  This further leads to the concern that synthetic oil is not as compatible with seals and will therefore leak (or leak more) in places conventional oil might not.  These ideas are unfounded. The truth is that synthetic oils will enhance the engine protection in older vehicles just as they do for new engines.  In addition, most synthetic motor oils are fully compatible with modern seal materials. Most synthetic oils are formulated to condition seals, keeping them pliable to prevent leakage.

Another common misconception is that changing to a full synthetic oil will clean and loosen sludge from the engine and cause it to plug the filter and passageways. This too, is false. Switching from conventional oil to full synthetic oil in routinely maintained vehicles will not cause clogged oil filters or passageways, regardless of how many kilometres are on the vehicle. Sludge, which is caused by poor quality oil and neglected maintenance practices, would have to be present in significant amounts to plug oil filters and passageways. If this excessive amount of sludge is present in an engine, it is just a matter of time before oil filters and passageways clog, regardless of the installation of synthetics.  Regardless of the type of oil you put in your vehicle, it is important to take care of your vehicle by ensuring it gets routine maintenance.


How do I switch from conventional oil to synthetic oil?

here are no special procedures for changing from conventional oil to full synthetic oil.  As a precaution in older vehicles or those with high mileage, it may be advisable to perform an engine flush first. This will ensure that the engine is clean and free of any accumulated contaminants which might have an effect on the service life of synthetic motor oils. You may also choose to use a high mileage oil which will have added seal conditioners to combat against engine leaks and friction issues with the motor. However, both of these suggestions are optional and completely at your discretion.  Many vehicles have no problem simply switching to a synthetic oil.


How can Great Canadian Oil Change help?

At Great Canadian Oil Change we follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on types of oils and recommended service intervals for your vehicle, regardless of whether you choose to use conventional, a synthetic blend, or a full synthetic.  The choice is always yours! The technicians will answer any questions you have, backed by up-to-date information about your type of vehicle.

We offer high milage oil and engine flushes if this is what you choose when you are making the switch from conventional to synthetic oil in a vehicle with a significant number of kilometres on it.

For more information you may be interested in reading “What type of Oil Should I Use?

Happy and safe driving from the Great Canadian Oil Change Team!



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