The Importance of Oil Changes

importance of oil

Oil is the life blood of your car. It’s one of the most important things you must to do to care for your vehicle.

Oil keeps engine components working smoothly together and helps reduce accumulation of varnish and carbon from collecting on the engine. Also, your engine can get very hot and oil helps pull the heat away from the combustion chamber. This essentially keeps your engine from blowing up.

When you don’t change your oil, the additives get used up and the oil starts to degrade. It will become less like liquid and more like sludge. It’s no longer helping lubricate the instruments to work smoothly and engine parts are rubbing directly against each other. One of the top reasons for engine failure is wear and tear that is caused by an increase in viscosity, which is when the oil becomes sticky and clings to engine parts.

At this point, it’s not protecting your engine and can cause to bigger issues. It could clog your engine, requiring an engine cleaning or replacement of piston rings, both of which can be costly.

The question of when and how often to change your oil is easily answered with the well known every 3 months or 3,000 mile rule. Most experts say mileage matters more than time and follow the odometer over the calendar. If you have a question about the type of motor oil, always check your owners manual.

Hopefully, this will motivate you to move oil changes up on your to do list! We offer $19.95 Mobil oil changes every Monday to help keep your engines and cars running smoothly, at a good price to you!