Changing your car’s oil is probably the last thing on your mind. But, putting off regular oil changes could potentially cause significant damage to your vehicle’s engine. Motor oil plays an essential role in your car’s function and lifespan: it protects against wear, filters the contaminants away, prevents corrosion, reduces friction, keeps the engine cool, and protects the moving components from grinding against each other. If you choose to ignore or put off regular oil changes, the old oil could cause severe issues with your engine and cost more to repair than the amount of an oil change.
What happens when you don’t change the oil in your vehicle?
- Dirt Buildup: Oil doesn’t last long and needs to be changed regularly for your car’s engine to function properly. When the clean oil filters through the pump, it keeps dirt from building up. Old oil will not filter properly which causes contamination and dirt to build up, and your car’s engine will have to work harder. Eventually, the old oil will collect harmful elements, which will lead to poor performance and parts of your engine to fail. Changing the oil will help remove the harmful dirt before it causes damage.
- Wear and Damage: Lack of lubrication will cause the metal moving parts to wear down, friction will occur, and become warm. This could cause overheating, and your engine might break down entirely. Motor oil keeps the engine cool and protects against wear and damage.
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine; it keeps all the moving parts clean and running smoothly. Regular oil changes are necessary and shouldn’t be skipped or ignored. It is recommended to change it after every 3,000 to 7,000 miles, but it depends on the vehicle manufacturer and type of engine. Our talented team of professionals are here to help you with the oil change process. We will determine which oil is right for your vehicle.
Routine maintenance will ensure the safety of your vehicle and reduce the risk of serious issues in the future. If your vehicle is ready for an oil change, visit our auto service today!