The oil in your automobile’s engine is just as important to the life of your car as your blood is important to the life of your body. Scheduling a regular oil change is a vital part of keeping your engine alive and working well!
What Happens If You Don’t Ever Have an Oil Change?
First of all, oil acts as a lubricant; it creates a film on working engine parts to minimize friction and heat. This way, metal parts can rub against each other without being damaged. Using the engine’s pistons as an example, remember that they move up and down continuously within the cylinders.
Eventually, the friction generated by that metal-against-metal action would generate such high heat that those pieces of metal would melt into each other and ruin the engine. Maintaining the proper amount of oil keeps those parts working smoothly with less heat, and having a regular oil change ensures that the level is right for your make and model vehicle.
Another reason to schedule an oil change is to replace old, dirty oil with clean oil. As your car’s engine does its work and the existing oil does its work, dirt slowly accumulates in the oil. And, while your filter will remove particles for a while, it will eventually become ineffective from all the dirt it has trapped.
At that point, dirty oil will automatically be diverted through a relief valve around the filter, which means dirty oil will be circulating through your engine. Without an oil change, this abrasive oil full of dirt particles will cause the engine parts to wear down more quickly.
Third, you must remember that all the beneficial additives in your oil – detergents, dispersants, rust-fighters and friction reducers – will gradually weaken during time after each oil change. Your oil won’t be able to lubricate the engine the way it is supposed to do and the engine will be damaged.
Obviously, without a regular oil change, your car’s ability to run efficiently, or to run at all, will be severely hampered. This won’t happen if you merely forget a recommended maintenance check and get it a month or two late, but it absolutely will happen if you continue to drive your vehicle without any oil change at all.
So, come by Xpress Lube and let our professionals give your car its next oil change, guaranteeing that you will receive top quality service at the best prices around.
We can also provide your air filter replacement, radiator flush and fill, fuel injection cleaning, auto transmission service, differential service, brake service, North Carolina inspection and any other engine maintenance your vehicle requires.
We want to help you take good care of your engine, so it will perform beautifully for you and your family for many years.
We are your local Havoline Xpress Lube at 725 Hwy 66 South in Kernersville and we look forward to seeing you here.