If you own any type of vehicle, then you know what an oil change is or at least have taken your vehicle to get one. But, have you ever wondered what the benefits of oil change mean to you and your vehicle? Additionally, you might not even know what the point of an oil change is and why it’s so important. At Kernersville Auto Center, we have you covered as our latest blog discusses all aspects of oil changes.
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Benefits of Oil Change – All Your Questions Answered!
An oil change is not just a suggestion for keeping your car road ready, but an imperative maintenance service needed to keep it running well for many years. Plus, oil changes are crucial to keeping your vehicle safe for daily operation. There are four major benefits of an oil change. Those advantages include:
- Better gas mileage
- Increases vehicle life
- Improves vehicle performance
- Creates cleaner emissions
Better Gas Mileage
Think of it this way, good, clean oil lubricates your vehicle’s engine and all the engine parts. This is important to create less friction. When your engine has clean oil, it will not work as hard as it would with old oil. This in turn means needing to fuel up less, which of course means better gas mileage. Less fuel ups means more money in your pocket! Happy vehicle, happy owner!
Increases Vehicle Life
After spending a decent ‘chunk of change’ on a vehicle, you likely want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. It’s only natural to want to protect your investment. The best way to increase your vehicle’s lifespan is by regular oil changes. Frequent oil changes ensure that dirt and debris in old oil don’t harm your vehicle’s engine, thus expanding it’s driving life.
Improves Vehicle Performance
Dirty oil inhibits the proper lubrication of the engine cylinder walls. Without that lubrication, your engine fails to run properly. Additionally, oil also draws heat from parts of the engine allowing them to cool off faster. Therefore, regular oil changes boost your engine and vehicle’s performance.
Creates Cleaner Emissions
It is important both for the environment and to pass annual N.C. inspections for your vehicle to create cleaner emissions. This is only done with clean and not dirty oil. The less oil is burned, the cleaner it is, and in turn creates cleaner emissions.
Commonly Asked Questions on Oil Changes
Still have some questions? Do not fret. We thought you might, so here are our top frequently asked questions about oil changes. Feel free to also give us a call at 336-993-7697 with any oil change or automotive questions.
How frequently should you have your oil changed?
Most experts will say the average vehicle should have its oil changed around every 3,000 miles or six months. However, this varies based on the following conditions:
- Frequency vehicle is driven
- Age of vehicle
- Car manufacturer
- Warranty regulations – some warranties require oil changes at a set amount of mileage
- Type of oil used – synthetic allows for more time in between oil changes
When you go for your oil change you can discuss all the options available for oil changes and what is best for your vehicle.
What does motor oil do for your vehicle?
The simplest answer to that question is motor oil lubricates the engine’s parts. This allows for less friction. The expression a ‘well-oiled machine’ has considerable merit behind it.
How much does an oil change cost?
Like frequency of oil changes, there are various factors that impact the price of your oil change. These variables include:
- Type of oil – particularly synthetic vs. conventional
- Any other services required – i.e. tires, repairs, etc.
- Car manufacturer – certain vehicles, like European ones, tend to require higher costing oils
If there are any factors that would impact your oil change cost, most garages will let you know those items up front.
Oil Changes with Kernersville Auto Center
We stand behind our motto, “Quick. Easy. Done Right.”! This is true for our oil changes. We understand time is your most valuable asset, so we want to ensure we complete every oil change as quickly as possible. However, we do not compromise time for quality.
Some advantages of choosing Kernersville Auto Center for your next oil change include:
Additionally, we are a full-service garage and car wash. We really are your one-stop shop for all things auto. Some of our other regularly requested services include:
Remember regular maintenance of your vehicle is vital to keeping it running for years as well as operating safely!
Keep Your Vehicle Running Well for Years with Regular Oil Changes at Kernersville Auto Center
Ready to schedule your next oil change with us? Simply give us a call at 336-993-7697 or fill out the simple appointment form on our oil change page.
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