As we head into a new year, this is a very good time to think about any changes we would like to make. Whether it is losing weight, learning a new skill, or taking up a hobby, it is always good to find ways to improve. But we should not just stop with ourselves. There are plenty of other things in our lives that could use some upgrading. Take your car, for example. You may not give it a lot of thought if it turns on every time you put the key in and it gets you where you need to go. However, just like you, your car needs periodic care and maintenance. If you have been a little lax with providing it in the past, you can do something about that this year, and it should start with an oil change.
Most likely you have heard the phrase “oil is the lifeblood of your car,” or something to that effect. It may sound like a cliché, but it is very true. Without oil, your car would not be able to go 10 feet. Because it lubricates important engine parts, oil is one of the most essential elements in pretty much any motorized vehicle. This is also why a regular oil change is so crucial. There are certain fluids you can put in your car that you just use until they are gone, such as wiper fluid. It does not really matter how old this fluid is; as long as you have some it should be able to get the job done. Oil, on the other hand, is much different. After a while, it becomes sticky and less effective at lubricating those parts. Plus, all the special additives in the oil designed to give your engine better performance gradually go away. The longer you wait for an oil change, the greater the risk to your car. Eventually, old oil will cause severe problems, with the strong possibility that an engine repair – and maybe even a replacement – will be necessary.
The easy solution to keep your car in great shape is to get a regular oil change. If you plan to treat yourself better this year, do the same for your car. You can do this by keeping up with the maintenance. Every 3,000 miles you drive, take your car in for an oil change and other important things like a tire rotation or air filter replacements. This is a great way to make sure your auto has a terrific 2016 and will be able to last for many more years as well.
If you are ready to get your car on a regular oil change schedule, just bring it down to Xpress Lube. In addition to giving you a quality oil change, our techs will make sure you get in and out very quickly. We will help make 2016 an excellent year for both you and your car.