It can never be overstated just how important oil changes are to the life of your vehicle. They are a part of the maintenance that you should be performing whenever you get your vehicle looked at. Oil is the lifeblood of a vehicle, helping to keep everything running cleanly and efficiently. By skipping an oil change, you’re putting your vehicle at risk, and that could lead to paying far more money for another issue that could have been avoided with an oil change. Down below we’ll be discussing why exactly oil changes are so important, what oil does in your vehicle, and how our Service Center can assist you with an oil change!

 

Why do I need an oil change?

 

The list of reasons as to why you need an oil change is pretty long but important to know. The first reason is that oil maintains engine lubrication. Inside the engine is a host of moving parts, including valves and pistons. They are all moving at high rates of speed, and that speed creates heat. After some time, that heat will wear down the engine if not properly lubricated. Another reason is cooling. This goes hand and hand with lubrication, and as previously noted, the heat created in the engine is something we are trying to combat in order to make your engine last longer. Beyond heating and lubricating, a change of oil helps to keep your vehicle clean. Dirt inside of your engine cause massive amounts of damage, and if you don’t change your oil, it will change into a sludge that could permanently affect the driving. A big reason that many people might not know is that changing the oil leads to improved gas mileage. Poor lubrication in the engine leads to more fuel being consumed. A clean engine is a more efficient engine. Finally, all of these components add up when it comes to longevity. The more you take care of your vehicle, the longer it will last.

 

What happens if I don’t get an oil change?

 

Skipping an oil change means you’re putting your engine at serious risk for further problems. The most common problem is that of your engine becoming too hot. This means that the entire system will be less efficient, and components inside of the engine will start to wear out and warp. Eventually, over time, the entire engine will simply stop working, leading to it needing to be replaced. Engine repairs are not cheap, and many people quickly decide to buy another vehicle instead of sinking the money in.

 

Where can I get an oil change?

 

You’re in luck! At our dealership, we offer oil changes, and not only oil changes, but a long list of services. This means we’re your one stop shop for everything car related, and we’re here to help. If your car is overdue for an oil change, be sure to schedule an appointment and we’ll be sure to fit you in. Taking care of your vehicle is one of the best things you can do when it comes to your investment.

 

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