Why do I need to change my oil?

By Product Expert | Posted in Oil Change, Tips on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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Anyone who owns a car knows that oil changes are important. An oil change is one of the most frequent and standard automotive services performed. While it should be obvious that oil changes are important, it might not be as clear as to why they are important. Keep reading to learn more. 

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What does an oil change do? 

Even though you already know that oil changes are vital, wouldn’t it be nice to understand why? After all, it’s better to know why things are the way they are instead of just accepting them. Anyway, that’s what we are here for. Depending on your car’s age and engine type, you should have your oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, although you should check your owner’s manual for specifics. 

When you get your oil changed, you are giving your engine fresh oil. Motor oil is essential for a car engine to function, and over time you use it up. Eventually, you would run out of oil and your engine would basically die. You certainly won’t run out of oil after 5,000 miles of driving, but your oil can get old and debris-filled, so it’s best to give yourself fresh motor oil. If you get your oil changed regularly, you will keep your engine happy and healthy! 

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One Response to “Why do I need to change my oil?”

  1. Amy Zahirski says:

    Oil is an important fluid that lubricates different moving parts of the engine. It also cools the engine components by absorbing the heat. But over time the engine oil degrades due to contaminants like dirt, dust from the engine and the environment and this degraded engine oil can’t do it’s function properly. So oil change becomes necessary. Moreover an oil change involves removing old oil from the vehicle’s engine and replacing it with new fresh oil. By regularly replacing the engine oil we can make the engine healthy.

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