The day started like any other day. You woke up, ate breakfast, and got ready for work. But things began feeling out of the ordinary as soon as you got in your car and started it up. It started just fine, but when you put it in drive, something just did not seem right. When you pressed down on the accelerator, it just was not responding as it usually did. It also took longer than normal to get up to the speed limit on the highway.
Something was definitely wrong, but what could it be? The car was fine yesterday, so what could be the matter? While cars can be fickle, generally they will let you know when something is going on. Think about this: When was the last time you brought it in for an oil change? If you are unable to remember, or your first thoughts go back to last year, that could very well be the problem. The good news is that it is easily remedied, all you need to do is go get that oil change.
You may be thinking “Why do I need an oil change? The car may be struggling a little but it is still running. What is the big deal?” While in the short-term your car may be just fine – though not operating as well as it could – the longer you wait to get an oil change, the more problems you will end up facing. If you do not get an oil change, two detrimental things will start happening:
Lack of Lubrication
The purpose of oil is to keep the necessary parts lubricated so that they can do their job properly. Old oil becomes sticky and all of the essential components that aid in lubrication become worn out. If you never get an oil change, eventually major parts like your engine will break down.
Accumulation of Dirt
Over time, dirt builds up in the oil. The filter is designed to collect this dirt, but once it becomes clogged, it will go right into the oil. This means that the parts that need oil will now be affected by that dirt and wear down much faster. And the more you drive, the more dirt is collected and the quicker those parts will need to be replaced.
If you are balking at paying for an oil change, just think about what you will have to pay if you do not get one. In the long run you will need to replace parts that will cost a lot more than that oil change. For a quick and thorough oil change, just bring your car down to Xpress Lube.
Our techs will make sure your car is well taken care of and they will get you in and out in no time. Once you get an oil change from us, you will be amazed at how much better your car runs.