Regular replacement of your engine oil and oil filter is among the most important ways to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine. So why do you need to change your cars engine oil and filter regularly? Oil changes remove old, dirty engine oil and replace it with clean, fresh engine oil. What follows is a brief list outlining the main reasons to change a car’s engine oil at regular intervals.
- To Reduce Friction
Changing your cars engine oil on a regular basis ensures proper engine oil lubrication. Oil breaks down over time and becomes contaminated, lessening its ability to reduce friction between moving engine parts. Fresh engine oil reduces friction. Due to the constant motion of an engine’s internal parts, engine friction is created, which increases engine operating temperature and reduces engine life span. Clean, high-quality engine oil is better able to reduce friction and absorb heat, prolonging the life of your engine.
- Removal of engine sludge and oil varnishing
A combination of degraded engine oil, engine wear particles and dirt can be highly damaging to an engine. Changing the oil removes engine sludge and helps maintain peak engine operating efficiency. If not removed, this sludge can ‘bake’ onto the insides of your engine plugging up vital oil passages and starving the engine of the lubrication it needs.
- To Remove Engine Wear Particles
As a vehicle engine operates, microscopic engine wear particles are created that get picked up by the engine oil and transported to the oil filter. Changing a vehicle’s engine oil ensures that engine wear particles are removed. Fresh oil is better able to absorb and transport engine wear particulate away from the engines moving parts. Also, these particulates need to be removed from time to time so they don’t cause premature engine wear. Oil and filter changes are the way to do it.
An Oil Change Service at Carriage House Automotive
Oil Changes and Auto Repair in Frederick, MD
An oil change includes more than just draining out the oil and refilling. We make sure the oil is correct for the vehicle and replace the oil filter making sure it’s the right one as well. Any lubrication points are inspected and serviced. The service light needs to be reset and the service indicator system checked for any other needed services. Then the car gets a comprehensive safety inspection making sure all of the other fluids are topped off and in good condition. Brakes are checked, tires, suspension, steering, battery, etc… All inspected to make sure they are in proper working order. How often do you need to do this? It is still recommended that you carry out routine oil changes at least as advised by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Or, every 5,000 miles with regular oil and 7,500 miles with synthetics.
Consistently changing your cars oil and filter will prolong the life of your engine, and your car. Neglecting oil changes can cause other more costly repairs in the future. Contact “Carriage House Automotive” to arrange an oil and filter change service, or for any other auto repair or service in Frederick, MD. Carriage House Automotive is proud to have been voted as Frederick’s Best Auto Repair service for 2012, 2013, 2014, and one of the best in 2010, 2011. We really are ready to “Service everything your car needs.”