We cannot overstate the importance of oil changes for your automobile. You should plan to have the oil changed every 4,800 kilometres. This ensures that you always have clean motor oil circulating through the engine and a clean oil filter to remove the dirt and grime that the oil picks up. A clogged oil filter can cause serious engine damage as can dirty motor oil. Let’s talk more about this below.
Keeps the Engine Clean
The motor oil does more than lubricate moving parts when it circulates through the engine. It also removes dirt and grime from the engine to help keep the engine clean. This dirt and grime are pulled out of the motor oil by the oil filter before it circulates through the engine again.
Regular oil changes not only replace the motor oil before it gets too old and loses its viscosity but also replace the oil filter. This makes certain that the oil filter does not get clogged and allow dirty motor oil to circulate through the engine. This keeps your engine clean.
Lubricates Moving Parts
The motor oil also lubricates moving parts in the engine to make sure they do not generate too much friction or where each other down. This is crucial to prevent engine damage. An engine without motor oil can stop working after 30 minutes. This is how important the part lubrication is.
Reduces the Engine’s Temperature
In addition to lubricating the moving parts, the motor oil also helps to prevent the engine from overheating. If the parts are not lubricated, they will generate excess heat when they wear against each other. You may notice that your engine is running hotter than normal if it is overdue for an oil change.
Replacing the motor oil keeps it viscous and able to lubricate the moving parts effectively. This prevents them from generating excess heat that would increase your engine’s temperature. As such, the oil assists the coolant in keeping the temperature within normal ranges.
Extends the Engine’s Life
Finally, all of these things extend the life of your engine. In other words, if you plan to keep your car, truck, or utility vehicle for years to come, you need to change the motor oil regularly to get more engine life. Clean motor oil and a new filter keep the engine healthy.
Call us today if your automobile is overdue for an oil change. We would be happy to change the oil quickly so you can be on your way.