Changing the oil lube and oil filter helps ensure that your engine is clean and has plenty of lubrication. The last thing you want is for your engine parts to rub against each other with no lubrication. This leads to excessive wear – which turns into expensive repairs down the road.
Plus, as oil gets older, it becomes less good at doing its job. The oil in your engine is generally very hot when your vehicle is running; this leads the oil to break down over time. (Some engines also burn oil, which means you’ll need to top off your oil every couple hundred miles or so.) Oil absorbs dust, water, and other gunk in your engine, holding them in suspension and keeping them from wearing your engine parts. As time goes on, your oil becomes “full” and can’t absorb these substances any longer.
It’s also important to ensure that your oil filter is changed when you have your oil change done. The oil filter is responsible for cleaning the motor oil as it circulates through the engine. A clogged or dirty filter does you no good – even if you have new, clean oil in the engine.
Of course, with all of this in mind, you might be wondering how often you should change your oil. The short answer is that it depends. To be absolutely safe, you should have your oil changed every 3 months/3,000 miles,
though some vehicles can go longer between changes. The best place to go for information is the owner’s manual of your vehicle. But you can always give us a call if you’re unsure.
If you're looking for oil change services in the Bryan & College Station, TX area, get your oil changed at Sevcik's Service Center today. Our car mechanics will make sure that your vehicle is as healthy as can be. Feel free to call us