Every car needs an oil change. It’s recommended that drivers have this service completed approximately every 6,000 kilometers, or as outlined in the owner’s manual. There’s no doubt that frequent oil changes prevent expensive restoration costs and keep vehicles in good working order while prolonging their life – without this service they can end up with accelerated wear and tear, loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption. Sadly, many drivers neglect to comply with correct maintenance procedures, thereby considerably decreasing the lifetime of their vehicles. Not good.
Dirty oil contains all manner of particles and impurities that can clog oil passages and damage internal engine components. An oil change is a procedure through which the previous oil is drained from the engine, the oil filter is replaced with a brand new one and new oil is added. Your car will also receive a multi-point visual check including your tires, transmission, and all the other vital fluids that it requires. This service is easy, quick, and inexpensive and provides your vehicle with the care that it needs to prevent potential problems and get you back on the road safely. Save your worries for something else and do yourself and your car a favor; come in for an oil change today, it’s worth the investment!
Why is changing engine oil so at the proper interval so important? Making sure that you change your oil regularly is the most important routine vehicle maintenance there is. Properly scheduled oil changes are crucial in keeping your car running properly. An oil change service is a great opportunity to have other areas of the vehicle checked out as well. At all kwikkarAuto Service Centers across New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, your oil change is a quick and simple service, that also includes a complimentary multi-point inspection. This means that not only do you get your oil changed in a quick and timely fashion, but you will also receive a free multi-point inspection as part of your service. As part of this complimentary service, we will also inspect your belts, hoses, air filter, tire pressure, fluid levels, and much more. Our fully trained and certified staff are here to give you advice that you can trust. So whether you have a brand new vehicle that you just picked up or you are driving a vehicle that is a trusted friend, regular oil changes are something you cannot ignore.
1. Regular Oil Changes Keep Your Engine Clean
When oil flows into the engine from other areas, dirt and other particles will begin to accumulate within it. If you are not changing your oil at the proper intervals, sludge will begin to build up in your engine. Those who may live in drier, dustier areas will have even more particles making there way through. Changing your engine oil as well as replacing your filters on a timely basis will get any of these harmful bits of dirt and debris out of your engine before they do any damage.
2. Longer Engine Life More Likely with Routine Oil Changes
Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It lubricates and protects your engine and many of its critical parts from wear and damage. The problem is, oil gets dirty. By making sure that you have your oil and filter changed according to your owner’s manual specifications, you will keep your engine clean and protected, as well as saving time, money, and stress. A regularly scheduled oil change is an investment that will help ensure that you will be driving around in your vehicle for years to come.
3. Changing Your Oil Protects Other Engine Parts
What does oil actually do in my car? Inside your engine, there are many key parts that make your engine run such as the crankshaft and the connecting rods. These rods control the pistons’ inside of your engine’s cylinders. There is also another piece called the camshaft which assists in opening and closing the vehicle’s exhaust valves. Making sure that you have clean oil in your vehicle’s engine is crucial in keeping of these components well moving and running properly.
4. Get Better Gas Mileage by Changing Your Oil On Time
Changing my oil on time and I will get better gas mileage? How does that work? Finding a vehicle that is good on gas is important to all of us. Overall miles per gallon are affected by several factors including environment, terrain, personal driving habits, and vehicle maintenance. Without proper maintenance, all that dirt and grit we talked about earlier will build up inside your engine causing friction, and friction is no friend of your engine. Friction is the enemy of engine performance and optimum fuel economy. Making sure that your engine always has clean oil in it will help to reduce friction, allowing your engine to run more efficiently with the best possible gas mileage.
6. Pass Your Vehicle Emissions Test & Protect The Environment
When it comes to passing an emissions test it is all about how many of these particles called hydrocarbons are being sprayed out into the atmosphere. If you fail to change your oil regularly, dirty oil causes a build-up of these hydrocarbons inside areas of your engine’s crankcase. These then get burned up, causing more of them to be released into the air through the vehicle’s exhaust. Not only will changing your oil on time help you pass this required emissions test, but you will also be polluting less.
7. Routine Oil Changes Help with Better Engine Performance
Over time, old oil breaks down due to exposure to heat. This causes it to lose its viscosity as well as its ability to lubricate the engine cylinder walls. Essentially, the dirtier the oil is, the harder it is to go where it needs to. That sludge begins to build up in areas blocking the flow to parts that need lubrication. Another function of oil is to draw heat from your parts of the engine. If they are covered with sludge, these parts stay hotter longer. Ultimately the engine will run less efficiently as its performance is robbed of both gas mileage and horsepower.