MAINTAINING YOUR CAR

WHY ARE OIL CHANGES SO IMPORTANT FOR MY CAR?

Your engine is the heart of your vehicle, as your engine runs, hundreds of moving parts are working simutaneously to make your vehicle move.

Routine oil changes on your car is probably the most important maintenance that you can perform to keep your car running.

As the parts in your engine work together, they create a tremendous amount of heat through friction. Without oil, the heat would actually melt these parts together, causing you to incur expensive repairs. By having oil in your vehicle, the moving parts of your engine remain lubricated and reduce the heat that can cause damage to an engine. Motor oil also contains special additives that help the engine work more efficiently.

With normal driving, the constant heat in the engine begins to break down the oil. Then over time, small bits of debris and dirt can get into the oil, making it less slippery which doesn’t protect the engine as well.

To make sure your engine is protected at all times, your vehicle manufacturer recommends changing the oil and oil filter regularly. This will keep your engine working its best and may avoid costly repairs down the road.

FLASH Automotive Repair Inc. can inform you of the best product to use based on the manufacturer's recommendation for your type of vehicle.