How Do Oil Changes Extend the Life of My Car?
March 8th, 2017
Updated: March 8th, 2017
Sterling, Virginia - Oil changes are one of the least expensive and simplest aspects of routine car maintenance. From the little sticker on your dashboard to a notification that pops up when you start your car, there are high and low tech reminders everywhere! So, why are regular oil changes worth all these reminders?
Why Do I Need an Oil Change?
Regular oil changes maintain one of the most expensive components of your vehicle, your engine. So, how do regular oil changes benefit you?
Maintain a Healthy Vehicle for Smoothly Sailing
All the moving parts of your engine have to work in perfect harmony at high rates of speed. The oil acts as a lubricant to allow all the moving parts of your engine, from the pistons to the valve, to operate at their best. If you have less oil than your engine requires, the friction from the lack of proper lubrication will wear down your engine. Regular oil changes ensure you have the correct quantity of oil to keep your engine running smoothly.
Reduces Wear and Tear on your Engine
If you skip oil changes you not only run the risk of having too little oil, it is all but guaranteed that your oil is dirty. When you skip an oil change, you are running dirty oil through the expensive components of your engine. Dirty oil speeds up the corrosion of your engine, and if not addressed can lead to you needing to replace the entire engine at a considerable cost.
Keeps Your Engine Cool
When you skip an oil change all resulting friction creates heat. All this extra heat can lead to your engine overheating which can be at best inconvenient and at worse dangerous.
Optimum Gas Milage
When your engine is struggling to perform, it will increase its fuel consumption. Experts say that regular oil changes can improve your gas mileage by 1-2%. Though this might not seem like a lot, it's an added financial incentive to maintain your vehicle properly.
Extend the Life of Your Vehicle
By taking care of the oil that runs through your engine, you are maintaining the value and extending the life of your vehicle. Regular oil changes require a small amount of time and money and offer significant rewards for your vehicle's health.
Preventative Maintenance with Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto
Maintaining your vehicle doesn't have to be inconvenient or expensive. With competitively priced automotive repair and maintenance - Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto has been servicing the community of Sterling for over 30 years. The Sterling Team provides free WiFi, Coffee, T.V., and a comfortable Shuttle to get you to work or home and back. Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto can check your vehicle’s “vital” signs and provide recommendations for future service. A proactive mindset can help you avoid future problems and ensure your vehicle is operating in a way that’ll keep you and your fellow passengers safe. For a quick oil change to help extend the life of your vehicle - choose Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto.
Always check your owner’s manual for your vehicle model’s specific instructions before attempting any type of repair.
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