Oil Change services
SIGNS YOUR CAR’S OIL NEEDS CHANGING
- Excess Vehicle Exhaust
- Irregular Oil Texture
- Falling Oil Level
- Shaking While Idling
- Ticking Sounds When Starting
- Check Engine or Oil Change Light
- Engine Noise and Knocking
- Dark, Dirty Oil
- Oil Smell Inside the Car
- Exhaust Smoke
- Excessive Mileage
- Low Oil Level
Why are oil changes Necessary?
Your vehicle’s engine consists of well over 25 moving parts, and these parts need to have proper lubrication to protect them from damages or excessive wear. Over time the oil inside of your vehicle’s engine breaks down. As it breaks down, the oil becomes contaminated with dirt and debris from things like your environment; and overall regular use. When your oil breaks down, it is not able to provide proper lubrication, which can turn into a significant repair.
Changing your engine’s oil on (or ahead) of schedule will help keep it’s moving parts properly lubricated and help ensure that your vehicle continues to work as usual. It will prevent costly repairs down the road resulting from improper lubrication. If the above doesn’t quite convince you, don’t stop reading yet!
Keep your car running prestine
The number one reason to change your vehicle’s oil is for the well being of its internals. As previously mentioned, there are over 25 moving parts (from valves to pistons, cams to cranks, and so on), which create a significant amount of heat due to the speed they are moving. When the oil begins to break down, it can burn off, leaving your engine running dry. With improper lubrication comes internal damage – and internal damage will lead to a pricey repair bill.
Not only does your vehicle’s engine oil provide lubrication, but it also helps regulate engine temperatures. When the oil can not properly lubricate the engine, the amount of friction put on the moving parts increases, with increased friction comes increased heat. When the engine becomes too hot from the lack of lubrication, it can cause quite a bit of damage. The most common problems are a cracked head gasket or warped cylinders. Your car’s head gasket seals coolant passages inside of the engine, and when it’s cracked, the coolant may go everywhere and continue to damage the engine.
The Benefits Behind changing your oil
Changing engine oil helps remove dirt and grime from natural use, along with built-up sludge. The debris and grime can also cause corrosion on internals and decrease their lifespan. Sludge coats the moving parts, which causes them to work harder, and can also block small oil pathways in the engine. With sludge blocking the ports these pathways become almost non-existent. If the oil is not getting to the critical areas that it is designed to protect the engine components will become damaged.
On schedule, or ahead of schedule, oil changes also help your vehicle’s longevity. Buildup from dirty oil makes internal components work harder in one form or another. An engine that works too hard will end up having more problems as the mileage climbs, along a shorter life span.
Changing your oil (and keeping up on maintenance as a whole) can also greatly help the resale value of your vehicle!