What is the Point of the Oil Change?


What is the Point of the Oil Change?You've probably heard it ever since you started driving, either from your parents, your driving instructor or just your friends, "Change your oil every 3,000 miles!" While many modern vehicles can travel 5,000 to 7,000 miles or more between oil changes, the 3,000 mile mark is still a great measurement to ensure a healthy, well tuned vehicle. Here are three of the top reasons to conduct regular oil changes for your car, truck or SUV.

Regulate Engine Temperature

Fresh oil is designed to help reduce the operating temperature of the engine. It does this in two ways. For one, oil is engineered to absorb heat, which helps reduce the temperature inside the motor where coolant can't reach. Second, fresh oil prevents the creation of heat by reducing the friction between moving parts of the motor.

Remove Engine Grime

As oil circulates through the engine it picks up metal shavings, dirt and dust and other grime that has made its way into the engine. As the oil picks these contaminates up it leaves them in oil filter as it passes through. During an oil change the oil filter is also replaced, as a dirty filter limits the amount of oil that can flow through. A clogged filter starves the engine of oil causing lubrication problems that may lead to engine damage.

Proper Lubrication

Speaking of lubrication problems, that is what oil is really for, right? Well, yeah! Engine oil is designed to reduce and remove friction between the moving parts of the engine to ensure that they last for hundreds of thousands of miles, as long as you get regular oil changes, that is. Oil forms a protective layer between these parts to ensure there is no metal on metal grinding which will quickly lead to major engine failure.

Never put off oil changes, as doing so will only lead to major engine problems. For a fast and professional oil change in Vista head to Autotyme Automotive. Our team of superior auto maintenance technicians would love to help you keep your vehicle running strong. We always use the highest quality parts, filters and oils when completing any job, so rest assured that your vehicle will run great when we're done with it. To schedule dealer alternative auto maintenance in Vista, CA, just give us a call at (760) 298-5999 or feel free to stop by our modern auto shop today.

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