Are there benefits of regular oil changes in your vehicle? The answer is yes. While other maintenance services are important to the functioning of your car, changing the oil is also important because of the following reasons:
- Prevention of overheating.
- Improvement of gas mileage.
- Avoidance of costly repairs.
- Prevention of dirt build-up in the engine.
Let’s take a look at each of these benefits of oil changes.
Prevention of Overheating
You know how it goes with friction, right? To remind you, friction creates heat and causes your engine to become too hot; too hot is bad for your engine and your car in general. Engines are purposed to be hot while in motion but to a certain degree; clean oil helps to achieve this purpose thereby reducing friction, hence, it is important to keep that oil clean by changing it. You can do a DIY oil change or bring it to our Auto Repair shop for a professional change.
Improvement of Gas Mileage
Dirty oil makes your engine work harder while on the go, thereby, leading to crappy gas mileage; it is like having to work twice more than you should at work but for the same pay (we are sure this sounds super counter-productive). Enhance your gas mileage today by swapping the dirty oil for the clean one.
Avoidance of Costly Repairs
Oils are fluids that help your vehicle function optimally. When they are in short supply or not as clean as recommended by the factory, it becomes a nagging problem which affects the different components of your car; when these parts are affected, you end up spending more and more dollars on repairs.
To avoid these expensive repairs, have a schedule for oil changes/swaps and stick to it.
Prevention of Dirt Build-up in the Engine
When your oil stays too long in the engine and gets dirty, it attracts dirt and other forms of debris. This community of dirt and debris mixes up with the dirty oil and becomes sludge: a thick, soft, wet – and possibly – slimy mix of liquid and debris. And it is definitely not a great sight to behold or have in your engine.
Having seen the benefits of routine oil changes, you can experience it by setting up a DIY schedule for your vehicle. However, if you are too busy or prefer professional handling of the oil changes in your vehicle, our team here at Car Care Connection is available at 6503 Gateway Avenue in Sarasota or on the phone at 941-924-6199.