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Motor Oil an Important Component of Your Car's Engine

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Oil changes are an integral part of car maintenance and overall car health. During an oil change, a technician changes your car's motor oil, which safeguards and protects your car's engine.

Specifically, motor oil stops metal parts in your engine from touching other metal parts. If these metal parts interact and touch each other, friction and heat occur, which can then warp and distort engine parts. Motor oil creates a film between metal parts that let them glide past each other. Motor oil also keeps engine surfaces clean, holds foreign deposits away from engine parts, cools moving parts, and prevents rust and corrosion. The rubbing of metal engine parts produces microscope metallic particles, which circulate in the oil. Healthy motor oil and an oil filter can keep these particles away from the engine.

After a period of use, motor oil deteriorates and is unable to lubricate the engine properly as well as keep particles from the engine, which prompts the need for an oil change. If that motor oil is not changed, contaminants will accumulate in the engine oil and create build-up, which can ruin your engine.

For more information on the importance of motor oil and oil changes, contact Wiygul Automotive Clinic. As a AAA-approved center for auto repair and maintenance, Wiygul Automotive Clinic specializes in complete foreign and domestic repair service. Wiygul Automotive Clinic has served the Burke, Virginia and surrounding area since 1996.

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