Over the years, we get a lot of things told to us that we generally just accept as fact. Usually when information or advice comes from teachers, older family members, or friends, we automatically assume that they know what is best. Only later do we start to question things to see if they are, in fact, true. Take oil changes, for example. Chances are you have been told since you started driving how important they are, and it is very possible that you have just taken this for granted. Oil changes are vital for your car, but do you know why? Knowledge is key, especially when it comes to your vehicle. Here are the benefits you will get from a regular oil change:
Improved Engine Performance
First of all, you should know what oil does. It is used to lubricate the moving parts of a car’s engine to keep them clean and in good working order. To maintain your engine, the old oil has to be replaced with new oil periodically. The longer you go without an oil change, the stickier the oil becomes, the less effective it is at doing its job and the more your engine will suffer.
Extended Engine Life
If you keep your engine running well, it will thank you by having a longer life. Regular tune-ups are good, but an oil change is pretty much the most beneficial maintenance step and the most affordable thing you can do to help make sure your car will operate as it should for many years to come.
Better Gas Mileage
Gas may not be as expensive as it once was, but it can still be pricey if you do a lot of driving. When fresh oil is lubricating those engine parts, it cuts down on friction that slows down on your engine, which means that you will not have to fill up as much.
If you care a lot about the earth or even if you just do not want to leave behind a huge carbon footprint, do not forget about your oil changes. Old, dirty oil creates many more engine emissions than new oil.
Not as Much Dust Build-up with an Oil Change
Over time, old oil stops doing its job properly. Dirt and dust will creep in and affect the engine. This is particularly true if you frequently drive in very dirty conditions. Getting an oil change – as well as replacing the filter – will keep harmful particles out of your engine.
Now you know that all the talk about oil changes was not just lip service. If it has been a while since you had your oil changed, come on down to Kernersville Auto Center. We pride ourselves on offering quality oil change services that are also fast, so you will quickly be able to get back to your busy life. At Kernersville Auto Center, we only use Havoline products. They offer excellent protection as well as superior performance. We want your car to last just as long as you do, so come see us today.