Keeping the vehicle up to date on regular oil changes is important. This is because it can reduce the amount of friction because it places a layer of oil between all the hundreds of moving parts that are in your vehicle’s engine. The oil also helps to keep the parts of the engine at the proper operating temperature as it circulates through the system. Without the oil, the engine’s moving parts create so much heat that they can eventually melt together. This is an issue because it can cause your engine to lock up. The filter will collect dirt and debris as part of everyday use, so it is a good idea that you replace the oil filter with every oil change you have done on your vehicle. If you are not sure if the oil filter should be changed, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. This can help keep the vehicle and engine operating in top performance levels.
You can help keep the internal parts of the engine lubricated and operating at the correct temperature by having the oil changed. Oil in good condition can also help the moving parts from grinding against one another, which also helps to prevent damage to them. Without regular oil changes, dirt and sludge can build up in the engine and cause several issues. The old dirty oil will not be able to help lubricate the moving parts of your vehicle like new, fresh, clean oil can. The dirty oil can lead to serious damage to parts of your vehicle and engine.
There can be some signs that the oil needs to be changed from your vehicle. If the oil becomes a darky, murky-color, or even black in color, the oil should be changed as soon as possible. It is normal to burn small amounts of oil through everyday use, but if the level of oil becomes extremely low, an oil change may be needed. Make sure to follow the manufactures recommended service schedules when it comes to oil changes. This can help keep your vehicle running like new.