How can you ensure that your vehicle will always be running smoothly? Preventative maintenance is surely the key to a well-running car and most importantly, keeping up with regular oil changes. Not only is the cost of regular oil changes low, but it’s the best way to reduce the risk of engine trouble in the future. Your routine oil change is the most essential service when considering the fact that every aspect of your engine utilizes oil to run properly. Most importantly, routine maintenance appointments keep the need for major fixes down when kept to a regular schedule.
If you ever wondered just why changing the oil routinely is critical, take a look at the reasons below. While they are simply a few, they detail the major points of this essential preventative service. Avoiding changing your oil could leave you stranded with a seized engine.
- Oil Stress – As you may know, oil breaks down over any extended period of time. The temperature and stress put on the engine requires the lubricant to be fresh to be effective, but if oil is not changed at the appropriate time, its quality is degraded until the oil no longer acts as a lubricant at all. After a point, the very opposite occurs. Clogs and gunk can bring the engine to a grinding halt with very little warning. This form of engine failure is quite costly to repair, especially if you consider how cost effective regular oil changes are to ward off this possibility.
- Oil Filter Clogs – A replacement filter is a part of any routine oil change. This filter will be installed by one of our expert technicians. A new filter aids in the proper distribution of oil throughout the engine of your vehicle. Not only does this allow clean oil through, but most importantly, this filter keeps build up and sludge out of the engine. Old filters exposed to degraded oil become clogged and useless, bringing damage to internal parts and results in eventual engine failure.
- Corrosion – When old oil is circulated throughout the engine over and over again, it spreads corrosion from dirt, dust, and even water accumulation over an extended period of time. These outside influencers break down parts of the engine after repeat abuse. The end result in this treatment is also engine failure.
- Cracks and Leaks – Circulated, degraded oil can cause cracks or leaks within the engine thanks to debris which is carried through during use. Additional damage may cause other coolants to leak into the oil. This mixture is toxic to the engine’s performance and could shorten the life of your vehicle. At the very least, it will damage parts of the engine that will be costly to replace.
During your oil change at Master Tech Automotive, not only will we provide your vehicle with the top quality oil it requires, but we will also perform a complete diagnostic. Changing your oil every 3,000 miles or three months is highly recommended. Don’t forget to take advantage of our coupons! For a limited time only, a Premium Oil Change is only $24.95! A Synthetic Oil Change is $49.95! Contact us today for more details on coupons and to set up your routine maintenance appointment for an oil change.