To keep your vehicle in the best possible shape, you should have routine maintenance performed on it. Not only will such maintenance keep your vehicle performing well, but it will preserve the quality of your vehicle’s parts and make them last longer. One of the most common and important forms of vehicle maintenance is getting an oil change approximately every 3,000-7,000 miles, depending on what your car’s manual recommends. Here are some reasons why getting an oil change is so important.
An oil change maintains engine lubrication: Since engines are comprised of moving parts – and newer engines are becoming more and more advanced – maintaining lubrication between those moving parts is of the utmost importance. As time goes by and you put more miles on your vehicle, the oil breaks down and becomes embedded with dirt and miscellaneous debris. This process causes oil to no longer be as effective as it once was, potentially causing damage and unnecessary wear on your engine.
Oil cools engine components by reducing friction: Since engine oil functions as a lubricant, it reduces friction between parts. Without oil, friction increases and creates heat, wearing out your engines part’s and causing it to overheat.
Oil helps keep your engine clean: Old oil that is broken down and contains dirt can be corrosive to engines, so you want to try your best to keep your engine clean. Getting your oil and filter changed every so often helps keep your engine clean and running smoothly.
A well-oiled engine increases fuel efficiency: If your engine isn’t properly lubricated, your vehicle may have decreased fuel efficiency. Regularly changing your oil combats this issue and leads to more money saved on fuel over time.
The benefits of an oil change outweigh the price: Although having to spend time and money on an oil change can be a little annoying, it can help save you money in the long run and prevent the need for more extensive repairs. In general, routine maintenance preserves the value of your car over time and makes it last longer, so the short-term investment of an oil change creates savings in the long term.
If your vehicle is due for an oil change, bring it to Russell Honda, and we’ll take care of it for you.
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6100 Landers Rd
North Little Rock,AR72117
6100 Landers Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72117