What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Car’s Oil?

Many of us feel the burden of our busy lives prevent us from getting some of the small, but important, tasks completed. Changing your car’s oil can sometimes fall into the void of neglected responsibilities, and it has consequences. Here are just a few things that can go wrong when you don’t change your car’s oil.

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  • Decreased Performance
    • Have you ever noticed how your vehicle seems to struggle more whenever you push the boundaries on mileage in between oil changes? Well, this is a legitimate problem. The oil lubricant for your engine even helps keep the engine components cool, something critical to preventing overheating. On the contrary, if you don’t change your oil, it can become sludgy, then things don’t cool as effectively.
  • Voided Warranty
    • Manufacturers and dealers are also aware of the consequences of not changing your car’s oil. They may even void your vehicle warranty due to lack of maintenance. Engine damage, brought on by insufficient tune ups or oil changes, can be very expensive. It should be no surprise that the vehicle manufacturer does not wish to pay for owners neglecting basic upkeep.
  • Total Engine Failure
    • Sometimes when you’re driving and you see heavy amounts of white smoke billowing from another car’s exhaust pipe, the culprit may be a blown head gasket. One of the risk factors for this is not changing the oil and allowing the engine to deteriorate. Engine failures might also manifest in the form of poorer steering and overheating.

Car Care Connection recognizes that many busy Americans don’t have the time to change oil themselves. That’s why we offer that service and so much more at our maintenance shop in Sarasota.

We are here to help you with everything from oil changes to air-conditioner repair. If you were to suffer damage to your vehicle, we can fix it for you as well. This includes service on fuel injection, batteries, brake service, clutch repair, transmissions, engines, mufflers, and many other mechanical restorations.

Looking to lift your truck? We even do lift/suspension installations. It’s a great way to give your truck some style and improve off-road performance.

You can find us located at 6503 Gateway Avenue in Gulf Gate. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We also accept drop-offs over night as well. Feel free to call us with any questions at 941-924-6199 or you can submit a message to us right on our website in the form below. We can’t wait to find out how we can service your vehicle.


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