As we all know, car engines are made up of a lot of moving parts – moving parts that need to stay lubricated to avoid wear and tear and ultimately damage. Oil is the number one lubricant for cars; but over time they can begin to breakdown and come in contact with dirt, debris and other contaminants that can render them less efficient. Hence it is important to always change them and below are 5 reasons why:
Keeps the engine lubricated: The pistons, camshafts, crankshafts and other moving parts will suffer severe wear and tear if they are not properly lubricated. Ensure you check your car’s manual for the specific grade and quantity of oil that your vehicle needs, or give us a call and one of our friendly and knowledgable service advisorrs can tell you.
Helps to cool engine parts: Moving parts that are not properly lubricated will produce heat, and this can have very negative effects on your car. Ensuring that your oil levels are within their normal range and regularly changing them will prevent too much friction and ultimately overheating.
Removes sludge and engine wear particles: It is extremely important that dirt and debris do not accumulate in the engine to form “sludge” that can be very detrimental to the longevity of your engine. Hence keeping it clean is paramount. Routine filter and oil change will help get rid of dirt and debris and keep the engine in optimal condition.
Improve gas mileage: Engines that are not properly lubricated will tend to consume more fuel as the engine will need twice as much power to move its moving parts. With a proper oil change, gas mileage can be increased to around 3%. It may only appear to sound very marginal, but it can really add up over time.
Increases the lifespan of your car: This part is relatively straightforward; routine maintenance will make your car last longer, and all its internal components will perform better. An overworked engine will surely end up breaking down very often. Also, your car can command a higher value on the resale market if its maintenance is up to date.
Oil changes can be a real hassle if you need to get it done in the city of Austin, Texas, then look no further than Tech One Automotive for affordable and professional oil and filter change for your vehicle.