Why it’s Important to Change Your Oil

Routine maintenance is pesky and can sometimes get in the way of the more exciting things in life like spontaneous road trips—but it is still the most important thing you can do for your car. Something like changing the oil can cost you thirty or forty bucks but it can save you a bundle in the long run. In the end, there are many reasons why you need to change your oil on a routine basis.

Car breakdown oil change

She’d be even happier if she knew how important it was to change your oil before problems happen.

Simply put, oil is a lubricant that keeps the metal pieces of a car’s engine from mashing themselves to non-working bits. A car’s engine tends to get hot, but oil carries some of the heat away, allowing the engine to run normally. When oil isn’t replaced, it stops lubricating and carrying heat away. This can cause your car to have some significant, costly issues.

If the oil isn’t changed, the pistons could seize up, the camshafts could be damaged, or carbon and sludge build up could cost you a bundle in an engine cleaning. Replacing piston rings alone is something we wouldn’t wish on any car owner, let alone the pistons themselves. Take the cheap way out – get an oil change.

If you’re in the market for an oil change, think Steve Lewis Subaru and try out our service center!

Steve Lewis

Owner and president of Steve Lewis Subaru in Hadley, MA.

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