Importance of an Oil Change


Importance of Oil Change | Fletcher & Asheville, NC

 

The best way to keep your vehicle at peak performance and in tip-top shape is to have routine maintenance performed on it. Such maintenance includes things like tune-ups, tire rotations, and oil changes. You may be tempted to ask, however, why oil changes are so important, and why they are worth spending the time and money on. Although they’re not terribly expensive, they can be bothersome to schedule or complete, but are definitely necessary for the upkeep of your vehicle.

So, why are oil changes important?

Engine health and preservation of parts

Oil keeps the various parts of your engine well-lubricated and clean so they can seamlessly work together. Over time, oil breaks down from the contaminants that become embedded in it in the process of cleaning your engine, becoming a sort of sludge. When this happens, it can corrode your engine’s parts and damage them.

Efficiency

Keeping your engine well-lubricated with oil provides for smoother engine functioning and thus greater fuel efficiency. With old oil or an inadequate amount of oil, your engine has to work harder and consumes more fuel. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regular oil changes can improve your gas mileage by 1-2%.

With these reasons in mind, check your oil regularly by pulling out/unscrewing the dipstick, wiping it off, and then reinserting it. Pull the dipstick out again and evaluate where the oil is on the tip to gauge whether your oil level is adequate or low. If it’s low or the oil looks dirty or sludgy, head to your favorite service center to get it changed.

One place where you can get your oil changed by a team of experts is right here at Apple Tree Honda, in our Service Department.

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