oil changes

Oil changes are necessary and important. Without them, you can cause damage to parts of the engine. If you are not sure how often to have oil changes done, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule. If you notice an issue with the oil, you should also call us. If the oil leaks out, it can be a sign of something more serious. By noticing an issue at the first time, you can help prevent further damage in the long run.

What the oil does

The oil keeps the many components of the engine working efficiently. Also it helps reduce the accumulation of varnish and carbon from collecting on the engine. The engine can get very hot from the thousands of small explosions taking place every minute. Oil helps pull the heat away from the combustion chamber essentially preventing the engine from blowing up. As oil collects heat, it then helps protect and keeps the engine running smoothly. Then it eventually becomes less like liquid and more like sludge. No matter how good the oil is, eventually it degrades as the additives get used up. If you ignore oil changes, the oil in your vehicle will do damage to the engine.

Changing the oil

Knowing how often to change the oil varies. It will depend on the type of oil you choose to use, what kind of car, and how often you drive. The amount of mileage you drive is more important than the amount of time. You may go on a road trip and burn through a few thousand miles in a few weeks, or it may take five months before you reach the recommended mileage. Pay attention to the odometer and how you’ve been driving your vehicle. Driving in extreme weather or towing a lot of weight behind your car will affect your oil too. If you don’t think you have the time or money to get your oil changed and you choose to wait, eventually the oil will get worse and worse, becoming more like sludge and clog your engine. So make sure to contact us about your next oil change.

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