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The Importance of an Oil Change

It is commonly known that you should get an oil change every 3,000 - 5,000 miles. While we all understand that changing your oil is necessary, many people don’t understand why it’s important.

Think of the engine oil as the blood of the car. It works to keep every component in the engine running smoothly. Additionally, the engine’s temperature is regulated by the oil to prevent excessive heat rises. Build up of carbon deposits within the engine are also prevented by the efforts of oil.

Oil Change Routines

How frequently should you get your oil changed? How about what type of oil you should use? These are just a few of the more popular questions asked when it comes to the topic of oil change. The answer is dependent on a variety of factors, including: make/model of the vehicle, kind of oil used, and the conditions you drive in. Being that no driver and car are identical, your owner’s manual will help you gauge how often you should get your oil changed. It’s important to note that the amount of mileage you drive is more significant than the amount of time. Keep a watch on your odometer so that you are well informed on when it’s time for an oil change. Harsh weather conditions as well as the amount of weight you carry can have a huge toll on your oil also.

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Neglecting Oil Changes

Choosing to neglect a routine oil change can become extremely problematic. As your oil begins to worsen over time, it builds up as sludge. This sludge gets worse the longer you wait to have your oil changed and eventually clogs your engine. Consequently, engines can be extremely pricey to clean and avoiding to do so will damage your engine even more. It is much more feasible to stay on top or your regular oil change, rather than go through the pains of getting your engine repaired.

Need an Oil Change?

The maintenance of your vehicle is important to you; therefore, it is important to us. We know that bringing in your vehicle for an oil change can be a hassle, which is why we make the entire process as easy as possible. Our certified technicians will get you in and out the door as quickly as possible so you can go about you busy day. And most importantly, get the job done right. Call us today!