Why is Changing Your Oil Important?

What does engine oil do? 

Engine oil is the second most important fluid that goes in your vehicle, after, of course, the fuel. A motor vehicle is filled with moving parts that make it go from place to place at both high speed and high temperature. Oil provides lubrication that makes your engine run smoothly and reduces wear and tear.

Changing your oil?

The most common procedure that is performed during regularly scheduled maintenance is changing the engine oil. The old oil is drained out, and brand new oil replaces it. The oil filter is usually replaced at the same time. Your owner's manual will tell you how often you need to change your vehicle's oil, usually every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Why change your oil?

Why do you have to change the oil in your vehicle so often? Several reasons exist for performing this common procedure.

Oil over time picks up particles from the engine and from outside the vehicle that cause friction against the moving parts it lubricates. If the old oil is left in for too long, engine wear can result that can cause a substantial repair bill. You will therefore be faced with a choice of either spending a couple of hundred bucks a year to make sure that the oil is changed as needed or spending thousands of dollars on an engine overhaul.

Also, keeping the oil changed and fresh will lengthen the life of your vehicle and will improve your gas mileage. In effect, changing the oil will more than pay for itself if you have it done diligently. 

Let us change your oil for you

Changing the oil is something that a lot of do-it-yourselfers like to do. However, as part of a program of scheduled maintenance, it is often most convenient and less time consuming to let a professional handle the job. 

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