- What’s the single most important maintenance service your car needs?
- Why are Oil Changes so Critical for Your Car’s Health and Lifespan ??
- How Often do I need to change the oil in my vehicle?
Motor oil protects more functions within an engine than any other component, fluid or material. Some of the key motor oil tasks are to protect the engine by lubricating its moving parts, cool critical engine parts by transferring heat away, pump easily to critical engine parts at low temperatures, keep internal components clean and free from varnish and harmful deposits. Every second your car is running, literally thousands of explosions are occurring inside the engine. But some of the contaminating by-products of that internal combustion find their way into your vehicle’s oil and lubrication system. Car engines also take in huge quantities of air that’s mixed with gasoline to make these explosions take place. Your car’s oil and air filters are the engine’s best protection against these tiny dirt particles.
Microscopic metal particles will also float into the oil as the engine naturally wears. An oil filter can only clean out so much of the dirt and metal particles before it begins to flow back into the oil system once again. No matter how good the oil, eventually they can no longer perform the previously described tasks effectively. That’s because with time and mileage, the oil’s additives get used up, causing the engine oil to degrade. At this point the oil must be changed before sludge and deposits build up. Dirt and debris suspended in the engine oil will definitely cause abnormal engine wear if left to continually recirculate. When the oil is drained, the contaminants are removed with it. Changing your vehicle’s oil and oil filters…regularly… cleans out the accumulated crippling dirt…and your engine runs cleaner, more smoothly and lasts longer.