Motor oil is a lubricant for your engine that allows your vehicle to perform at its peak standard. Without oil, the engine will deal with many problematic and expensive repairs down the road. There are several issues an engine can have if regular oil changes are not maintained for your vehicle.
Generally, a great rule of thumb for regular oil changes is to always check with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. This information can be found in the owner’s manual or can be found with a quick browser search. There you will find the recommended oil change interval for your vehicle.
Our technicians will have the correct information for your specific vehicle, but it is always best for the owner to have this knowledge.
While driving, your engine is at risk of harmful elements that can make their way through your vehicle and can cause significant issues over time. Oil provides a protective coating around the engine that prevents damage that can be caused by air particles such as dirt, dust, and other waste.
The oil in your engine does not last forever. As it begins to break down, the oil becomes less effective at lubricating crucial engine components and can become contaminated with debris. Due to the constant friction between internal components, debris of metal shavings is collected in the engine. Oil helps remove these bits from causing more damage to the engine than they need to. Engine oil and oil filters are vital in keeping your vehicle safe from these common elements.
Being consistent with your oil changes will extend the life of your vehicle’s engine by assisting with greater fuel economy, engine lubrication, and the prevention of sludge build-up. Regular oil changes also allow the vehicle to produce fewer emissions into the air, which is better for our environment.
If you are trying to sell your car later down the road to upgrade or just move on to a new one, showing proof of regular oil changes can be beneficial for the resale value. This shows you’ve been a great vehicle owner and shows the buyer they are receiving a well-kept car. Not to mention the vehicle will be running significantly more efficiently with consistent upkeep.
There are several different factors that determine a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, like the style of driving, the environment, the quality of roads, and of course, vehicle maintenance. As mentioned before, when oil is not replaced for long periods of time there is more friction from internal engine pieces. The more friction there is inside the vehicle, the less efficient it will run, making those trips to the gas station more frequent than they need to be.
No matter the size of your vehicle, the engine is made up of crucial moving parts that need to be lubricated to work properly. As time goes on and the oil begins to break down, it loses the ability to perform a key job: lubricating the engine. Regular oil changes allow your vehicle’s engine to stay lubricated and working to its full potential.
As well, your engine is constantly producing heat to keep your engine running efficiently and smoothly on the road. Without regular oil changes, your engine will be more susceptible to overheating because it is not receiving the proper amount of oil lubrication which leads to a dried-up engine. This can lead to far more expensive repairs for your vehicle.
Motor oil is often referred to as the lifeblood of a vehicle and is extremely important to sustaining the well-being of your engine. We know performing an oil change can be a hassle for most people, that’s why we make our drive-thru services seamless for our customers. Oil Changers is open 7 days a week and there is no appointment needed! Stop by your local shop at the most convenient time for you. All of our store locations can be found here. Visit us for your vehicle maintenance needs to keep your vehicle driving smooth on the road and Drive Happy!