Engines are made up of many moving parts that need to be properly lubricated to avoid damage and oil provides this vital function. Over time, oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with dust, dirt, water and debris and can’t properly protect against friction. Skipping oil change leads to clogged oil channels with sludge that can stop the oil flow and damage your engine.
Manufacturers suggest oil change more often for “severe” driving conditions, such as frequent trailer towing, extensive stop-go driving or idling in traffic, driving in extreme heat or cold, or frequent short-distance driving in which the engine doesn’t reach full operating temperature.
Here are the top reasons oil and filter changes are so important:
Maintains correct engine lubrication.
Removes engine wear particles and sludge.
Improves gas mileage.
Promotes engine longevity.
There’s another reason why the scheduled oil change is so important. You will have all fluid levels and quality inspected and topped off to prevent damage. If there is a significant fluid loss, the problem will be found before it leads to an accident or costly repair. Another piece of mind will be the routine leak, tyres, suspension and brake check.
Come see how affordable and convenient routine maintenance and repairs at McCormack’s Auto Service can be. Learn more about the services we offer.