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What Do Frequent Oil Changes Do?

Oil changes can be an economical way to ensure your vehicle runs at its best. Oil changes can improve the engine’s efficiency as well as your fuel economy. Oil changes should be performed frequently because oil can get dirty and lose its viscosity. The oil filter can also get clogged from dirt and other debris that is removed from the oil. A clogged oil filter can cause engine damage that is irreparable. It is crucial to change your oil every 3,000 miles.

Protects

Motor oil has the primary responsibility of protecting the engine. It circulates through the engine, and flows between moving parts to lubricate and reduce friction. Motor oil acts as a barrier to keep everything in motion running smoothly. This helps to prevent parts from being worn down or damaged.

Lubricates

Your entire engine will depend on this lubrication. Without it, metal parts could grind against each another and disintegrate into the motor oil. The friction between the metal parts could also cause heat buildup. Engines that are not properly lubricated will die within 30 minutes. This is why lubrication is so important for your engine. It is not desirable for the parts to create friction.

Reduces Heat

Old motor oil can’t lubricate moving parts efficiently if it has lost its viscosity. Regular oil changes are necessary to reduce the heat your engine produces. The engine should not heat up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Motor oil and coolant work together to draw heat from the engine, keeping it below that temperature.

Cleanses

The motor oil keeps the engine clean and extends its life. To get the most out of your car, make sure you have it changed every 3,000 miles. The engine will eventually fail if it has sludge buildup. This sludge is removed by the motor oil as it circulates throughout the engine.
There you have it. It is important to change your motor oil regularly. Clean, viscous oil must circulate through your engine in order to protect it, lubricate it, and reduce its heat.

If your vehicle is due for an oil change, give us a call. We understand that your time is precious and we will schedule an appointment to change your oil that fits with your schedule. We will get you in and out of our shop is quickly as possible so you can be on the road and finishing up your busy day.

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