You have probably been told how important oil changes are for as long as you can remember, but why is it important? Automotive fluids are the lifeblood of your vehicle and maintaining them is crucial to keeping your car running smoothly.
Why is it important to change my oil?
Did you know that regular oil changes will actually save you money in the long run? It’s true. Sticking to a regular maintenance schedule helps you avoid pricey repairs when your vehicle starts failing.
Regular oil changes do all of the following:
- Keeps your engine cool – That’s right. Maintaining healthy levels of oil will actually help keep your engine and all its moving parts from overheating.
- Maintains lubrication – Your engine has a lot of moving parts and one of the last things you want is friction between them. Oil keeps them lubricated and moving smoothly.
- Gas mileage – Every driver wants better gas mileage. One of the easiest ways to do this is by maintaining your vehicle. Engines that are not properly lubricated use more gas. Proper amounts of clean engine oil substantially improve gas mileage.
- Removes particles and sludge – Dirt and sludge in your oil cause engine build up and corrosion over time. Changing your oil is the easiest way to keep your engine in optimal condition.
Preventative maintenance and oil changes keep your engine running the way that it should. To increase the lifespan of your car, talk to the professionals at Oneway Automotive about a maintenance schedule and plan.
How often should I have my oil changed?
The standard answer is every 3,000-6,000 miles. But the real answer is it depends on your vehicle and your personal driving habits. A car that commutes two hours each way to work everyday will need more frequent oil changes than a car that is only driven to the store once a week.
The best way to plan a regular maintenance plan is by consulting your manual and a reliable mechanic. The mechanics at Oneway Automotive are here to answer your questions to keep your car running the way that it should.
Maintaining your vehicle doesn’t have to be a guessing game. At Oneway Automotive, we want to build a lasting relationship with our customers. That starts with being a trusted source for all regular maintenance and repair needs. Come see us today to see what makes us the best alternative to your dealership’s service center.