5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR OIL:
1. Oil Stress
Because of high operating temperatures, oil experiences a thermal breakdown. The thermal breakdown wears on the oil's additives and lubricating properties. When the lubrication wears down, parts of the engine may begin to rub against each other causing failure and short engine life span.
2. Combustion Gunk
Combustion gunk can do major damage to your engine, making your vehicle run less efficiently. Gunk occurs when there are corrosive byproducts that build up in your oil over time. Gunk left for a long period of time can cause your engine to overheat, leaving you with a major bill.
Along with sludge, that is naturally produced by combustion, your oil can also accumulate debris such as water, dirt and dust. This debris can actually corrode the inside of your engine. By keeping fresh, clean oil, you can actually help prevent engine corrosion.
4. Clogged Filters
The filter works to keep the sludge and debris from reaching your engine. But if the filter is not changed regularly, it too becomes less effective at filtering out foreign substances such as dirt and metallic particles. A decreased amount of fresh and clean oil can do catastrophic and sometimes detrimental engine damage. Oil filter and installation are included with our oil changes.
Over time, some cars can leak gasoline or coolant into the oil due to age and milage. While this is not as common as it was years ago, it can still be checked regularly with preventative oil changes to help catch a potential issue.