An oil change is an essential when it comes to vehicle maintenance. If you want to help keep your car running smoothly, then it needs to be brought in for servicing on a regular basis. An oil change should be part of that service.
So what happens if you donâ€™t take your car in for an oil change? A lot will happen, and none of it good. Oil is essential for vehicles because it acts as a lubricant, and this lubricant stops your engine from literally melting.
An engine is made up of moving parts, and those parts are made of metal, move very fast and rub against one another. When hard metal rubs against hard metal, a lot of friction is created. From this friction, massive amounts of heat is given off. This heat is so extreme, it can literally melt the metal, welding the moving parts together. If this happens, your engine will tear itself apart, resulting in you needing either a full engine rebuild, or more likely because of the costs involved, a new car altogether.
If itâ€™s been a while since youâ€™re last oil change, then donâ€™t worry, the above scenario wonâ€™t happen just yet. Although itâ€™s not a good idea to leave it! The longer that oil sits in your car, the dirtier it gets. Your filter will clear out the oil up to a certain point, but eventually the dirt and pollutants will clog it up. When this happens, the dirt and grime will make the oil less efficient, slowly damaging your engine over time.
This of course will cause engine failure, and then youâ€™ll be calling your roadside recovery to come and give you a tow to the nearest garage. And when you get there, and the mechanic asks you when your last oil change was, youâ€™ll have a dopy look on your face.
Donâ€™t be that guy, call us today and book in your oil change!