An oil change is part of every scheduled maintenance visit at Con Paulos Chevrolet’s oil change service near Wendell. The importance of changing your vehicle’s motor oil is often overlooked. Changing the oil in your car, truck, SUV or van is one of the most important routine services, and it’s the best way to keep your engine running properly. During an oil change, the technician working on your car will also change the oil filter.
Why Do I Need an Oil Change? When your engine’s oil is changed, the service technicians flush out the engine’s old oil and replace it with new, clean oil. Oil lubricates the engine and prevents its many moving parts from heating up due to friction. Eventually, the oil starts to pick up dirt and dust. Dirty oil is unable to lubricate the engine and absorb heat efficiently. With insufficient lubrication, the engine parts begin to grind against each other, causing wear, leading to engine damage. If you live in Wendell, oil change service is quick and easy when you visit the experts at Con Paulos Chevrolet.
Bringing your car to a service center for an oil change isn’t expensive. One thing is certain — it’s less costly to change your engine’s oil than to repair or replace a damaged engine.
Here are some reasons to change your vehicle’s oil regularly.
Performance Driving a car with old oil in the engine will cause performance to take a hit. An oil change will allow the vehicle to run with more power, and the engine will run more smoothly.
Fuel Economy If you haven’t changed your car’s oil in a while, fuel economy will likely suffer. Old oil breaks down and causes the engine to work harder. When the engine works harder, it uses more gas. You’ll spend more money at the gas pump.
Engine Damage When a vehicle runs with old oil, it causes the engine to run hotter. When the oil is heated, it begins to turn to sludge, severely damaging the engine over time.
Warranty Failing to change the oil in your vehicle regularly can void the warranty. Some warranties require regular maintenance to be performed. If your warranty is voided and your car needs repairs, you may face repair work that you’ll have to pay for out of your pocket.
Resale Value Vehicles that haven’t been serviced properly are worth less than those that have been maintained. When you sell or trade in your car at a dealership, the mechanic who examines it can tell if it has been well-maintained. Taking the proper care of your car, truck, SUV or van not only keeps it running in top condition, but it will also get you a better price when you trade it in.
These are just a few reasons to change your oil regularly. While it’s possible to change the oil yourself, it’s best to take your car to the experienced service center at Con Paulos Chevrolet. We have the knowledge and experience to do the job correctly.