When owning a vehicle, you will want to make sure it is in the best condition possible. One thing that should not be overlooked is the oil for the engine. This helps to lubricate and protect all the moving parts in your engine. Changing the engine oil can be an important part of vehicle maintenance and will also help to extend the life of your vehicle. During the oil change the old oil is removed and replaced with fresh clean oil. When we do this, we can also check the oil filter to see if it should be replaced. Having the oil changed can help preserve the life of the engine, as well as your vehicle.

If you do not have oil in the engine at all, it can be a serious issue and drastically damage the engine. Without a good lubricant, parts of your engine rub together and cause wear and tear to each other. By not changing the engine oil, you m not do immediate damage to the vehicle, but it does allow for sludge to build up in your engine. This can result in larger repair bills in the future. Oil that is full of dirt and contaminants will cause your engine to wear at a much faster rate because of friction. While your vehicle is in use, the engine operates at a high temperature and the engine oil undergoes thermal breakdown. As this occurs, the oil becomes a less effective lubricant. The engine oil also contains additives that have the ability to neutralize acids. Over time, these oil additives get used up and stop being effective. Lastly, engine oil can absorb dust, water, and combustion by-products holding these things in suspension. Eventually, the oil gets saturated with these by-products and cannot absorb any more, necessitating that the oil be replaced. If the oil is not changed, this build up remains in the engine and can cause corrosion with time.
If you ever notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle, make sure to contact us. We can inspect it for the source of the issue. This will help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run. It can also prevent further damage to other parts of the vehicle when you drive. Having an issue inspected can also help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.