If you happen to forget to change the oil in your vehicle for a little longer than suggested, it’s not the end of the world but it can be pretty detrimental to your car’s engine. Many car owners don’t realize just how vitally important regularly changing the vehicle’s engine oil is, and our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City wants to make sure your car stays happy and healthy for years down the road. Wondering what happens if you don’t change your car’s oil on time? Read on to find out!
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Why you should change your oil on time
Many car owners realize that oil is an vital factor to keeping their engine running properly, but many are unaware of just how important it is to change the engine oil on time. The oil acts as a lubricant to keep all of the engine parts moving together the way they are supposed to, so if the engine oil is old the parts may rub together and cause friction. This is bad for a few reasons. When the engine parts rub together, the metal-on-metal creates heat, which can cause the parts themselves to weld together. When this happens, the engine seizes, leading to very expensive repairs. Another thing that can happen when you don’t change your engine oil on time is that dirt will accumulate in the oil, which can clog the filter. When the filter is clogged, the engine will quickly wear out, again leading to expensive repairs. So simply put, make sure you change your oil on time unless you want to spend a bunch of money fixing or replacing your engine!
Drivers who need to have the oil changed in their vehicle are invited to schedule a service appointment at Craig Dunn Motor City online or by phone at 888-611-6021. Have additional questions about our service department or the services we offer? Feel free to contact our team today!