Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle.

Why is Engine Oil so important?

Imagine you are at a water park and going down the slides. You slide easily down the chutes because it is lubricated with water. Now imagine the water is becoming contaminated with dirt and sand. The ride is no longer as smooth or as quick. The more contaminated it gets, the parts involved (your body and the chute) increase in friction and heat. Obviously, you’d stop using the slide while in this condition to avoid discomfort or injury. Unfortunately when it comes to your engine oil, out of sight is out of mind.

What does Engine oil do?

It lubricates components throughout the engine including the pistons and camshafts. It also operates as a coolant, removing heat to protect components. Over the course of time, additives in the oil break down and are used up. The oil becomes contaminated with dirt and sludge. Some of these contaminants are removed when the oil filter is replaced as part of an oil change. Yet much of it remains in the engine, which will contaminate the new oil. When oil becomes very dirty, it acts like an abrasive. This can lead to lower engine compression, reduced power, and over the long run may affect the life of your engine.

Your engine has numerous oil galleries designed to deliver the oil to all critical components of your engine. They can become restricted or plugged, starving various components of proper lubrication and shortening the life of your engine.

Routine cleaning of these passages is essential.

Preventive Maintenance

An Engine Oil Flush Service removes old oil and deposits that a conventional gravity oil change leaves behind. Imagine if every time you took a bath and all you did was drain the tub of old water and never cleaned it. How clean would the new water be before long? With a conventional gravity oil change, your new oil is already contaminated before you are out of the parking lot.

When Paragon Motors provides an engine oil flush using TerraClean Engine Oil Cleaner, it infuses the engine oil with a detergent that cleans the entire oil system without damaging it.

This cleaner circulates throughout the system by running the engine for 10 minutes. The cleaner removes and holds these contaminants in suspension and when the oil is changed,  all the dirt, sludge, and combustion by-products safely flow out with the old oil and cleaner.

Benefits of an Engine Oil Flush Service

Your engine’s oil system will be cleaned of sludge and other contaminants that can decrease the life span and performance of your engine.

  • As new oil is added to your engine, it will stay cleaner longer as more old oil is removed preventing the new oil from contamination.

Did you know?

terraclean-logoChanging your oil on a regular basis is one of the simplest, most inexpensive ways of maintaining your vehicle. A maintained vehicle holds its value longer and is easier to sell in the future. Please ask your service adviser for details.

 Paragon Motors uses TerraClean products when they perform an engine oil cleaning service

Reviews

  • Phil Spoelstra Avatar
    Phil Spoelstra

    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this! My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her. She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.... read more -

  • Matthew Richardson Avatar
    Matthew Richardson

    Paragon Motors was a delight. Not only did they give us the best price, but they actually fixed what was wrong. We had taken our car to another place first and they misdiagnosed the problem. Rick took it around the block and knew exactly what to do to get it... read more -

  • Pauline Eggebrecht Avatar
    Pauline Eggebrecht

    I wanted to buy a car and needed a check up so I called Paragon and got an appointment for the next day. They did the check in an hour and after I got my insurance I could bring the car back to get new ball joints and they were... read more -

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    Kaley S.
    5 star rating

    Paragon Motors went above and beyond for me!It was my first time at the shop, and they got me in ASAP after calling! I'm from out of town and was scared to find a reliable mechanic at a good cost, as I am a student! They made sure everything in... read more -

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    Jasmine .

    High quality service.
    Great communication, trustworthy, and fast.
    Provided a free hire car for the day while our car was getting fixed!
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  • Al Dillabaugh Avatar
    Al Dillabaugh

    This my third time having repairs at paragon, and like the previous..it was a non issue , professional , respectful and knowledgeable are some of words to describe these guys , this time I had my H1 hummer in , as it has been stored for years I had ... read more -

  • George Sartori Avatar
    George Sartori

    Drew and his team gave us great service, very good workmanship and a good price. Drew got my elderly mother’s car in for some major repairs, in the last week before Christmas. Would recommend Paragon Motors to anyone, excellent in every way. -

  • Michael Baccari Avatar
    Michael Baccari

    Awesome, highly recommend. Very nice and accommodating. I had to leave my car there for a few days due to traveling. After they were done with the repair they phoned and asked if I'd like my car to be inspected for any other issues that needed to be addressed. -

  • Jacqui Allison Avatar
    Jacqui Allison

    What an amazing team. Right from the tow guy Todd to all the shop staff, especially Rick and Drew. Polite, professional and honest. I am now driving my older car with peace of mind knowing how much work they did to keep me on the rd at a reasonable cost.... read more -

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    Freddie Banfield

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  • Mountasar Al-Lawandi Avatar
    Mountasar Al-Lawandi

    Fabulous place and staff. I was coming to Kelowna from Vancouver and started hearing a whistle noise when accelerating. These guys did what is right even though I came in without an appointment. Test drive and small tweaks and guaranteed me that I will be able to head back home... read more -

  • Erik Kelownaguy Avatar
    Erik Kelownaguy

    Last week I had a problem with the charging system in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I dropped by Paragon hoping they might have time to take a quick look at it. Although they were fully booked and I didn't have an appointment, Drew still managed to fit me... read more -

  • Carol Boutilier Avatar
    Carol Boutilier

    Excellent service, complete confidence my vehicle is safe and well maintained. No overcharges, talk up in packages and value for your money, no gouging. I highly recommend this fabulous team they really care for people and their reputation is paramount to everyone at Paragon. Paragon's top rating... read more -

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    Anita Millar

    They are honest and have been looking after my vehicles for over 25 years! -

  • Jeff Carroll Avatar
    Jeff Carroll

    They are personable and knowledgeable. Timely repairs and will find whatever parts are needed and give you a choice( if available) for oem vs jobber. Highley recommend them -

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    Mike Curliss

    Very professional, polite and easy to deal with. Fixed the problem on time and on budget. Great job. -

  • Carla Polischuk Avatar
    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and his crew at Paragon motors are awesome!! They are knowledgeable and friendly...the service is great!!!
    I trust them with my car 100%!!!
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  • Laurie Paxton Avatar
    Laurie Paxton

    The best mechanical, customer and personal service. I recently had quite a hiccup and Drew, Rick and their team stick handled everything so professionally and with empathy for my situation. Thank you so much. True integrity. -

  • Frank Rinella Avatar
    Frank Rinella

    Rick is a mechanical genius. They care about their reputation about customer service and doing a quality job. Just awesome.
    Nice comfortable waiting area with spot to plug in a laptop or phone. Massage chair...bonus! Decent coffee machine that pumps out coffee or chocolate and everything in between.
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  • Chris Roi Avatar
    Chris Roi

    Hands down one of the best autoshops in town. Quality service and they never try and upsell you something you don't need. You'll get informed on when to do your next repair and the urgency of it. My new auto shop hands down I'll be going back for anything else... read more -