Why are Oil Changes so Important?


Why are Oil Changes so Important?Your vehicle relies on you to provide it with the maintenance it requires so that it can safely and reliably transport you from A to B. Without routine maintenance your car, or any car or truck for that matter, would quickly fall into despair. While most types of auto maintenance are only necessary at high mileage intervals, there is one service that is necessary relatively frequently. Oil changes, which should be done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or so, depending on your make and model, are critical to engine health and overall vehicle operation. Here are three of the top reasons to never put off oil changes.

Keep the engine temperature down

While it is the cooling system that generally keeps the engine temperature regulated, fresh oil helps with this as well, in a few different ways. Oil is engineered to be able to absorb heat produced by the engine, which helps dissipate existing heat. However, fresh oil is also able to prevent the production of heat by reducing the friction between the moving parts on the inside of the motor. Less friction means less heat which really translate into a much healthier engine for your vehicle.

Removes grime from inside the engine

As oil circulates through the motor it picks up dirt, grime and other contaminants that have made their way inside. As the oil picks this stuff up it can result in the oil becoming muddy and thick, and this gunk will also clog up the oil filter, which can prevent proper oil flow. If the oil is thick and the filter is clogged, excessive friction will be the result. This of course can cause parts to wear faster and may result in catastrophic engine damage.

Ensures proper lubrication

The main purpose of oil changes is to ensure that there is proper lubrication for the moving engine parts. If you neglected to change the oil it would likely cause motor parts, including engine bearings, to wear down and fail. Overtime this will result in complete engine failure and a need for an engine rebuild or replacement.

Do not put off oil changes, or any auto maintenance for that matter. If it is time for an oil change in Kingman visit the professional technicians at Aaction Automotive Center. We offer dealer style service for all makes and models. Contact us at (928) 212-3510 to request more information or to schedule superior auto maintenance in Kingman today.


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