Oil changes should not be ignored. If you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it well maintained. Noticing any sign of an issue is a good reason to contact us. Having oil changes done will help improve the longevity of the vehicle.
What the oil does
The oil lubricates parts of the vehicle. The components under the hood create heat. They will wear down the engine dramatically without proper oil lubrication. Make sure to refer to the owner’s manual to see what specific weight and grade of oil the vehicle requires and ensure it is kept at the recommended fill volume. Moving parts that lack proper lubrication create friction, which in turn creates heat. Maintaining clean and sufficient amounts of oil is the perfect solution to prevent too much friction and over-heating of the engine.
Helping the Engine
Oil changes remove engine wear particles and sludge. Dirt particles are deadly to engines. Over time, dirt can cause corrosion and decrease the life of an engine. Also as time goes on, oil breaks down and turns to sludge. Regular oil and filter changes help remove particles and sludge and keep engines at peak condition.
Poor engine lubrication can lead to increased fuel consumption. Make sure there is enough clean oil in the engine. With routine changes and the right kind of oil, gas mileage can be improved over time by 1-2%.
Regular maintenance is important
Routine maintenance makes your vehicle last longer. Buildup from dirty oil robs a vehicle’s fuel economy and power, and makes internal components work harder. An engine that works too hard will end up having more problems down the road as well as a shorter life span. If you notice an issue with your vehicle, contact us. We can inspect the vehicle to ensure it is in the best condition possible. If you are not sure how often oil changes should happen, let us know. We can recommend the proper oil change schedule for your vehicle.