auto maintenance December 14, 2017

Routine Oil Changes an Important Part of Car Maintenance

Oil changes are an essential ingredient for a well-functioning, healthy car. Regular oil changes save money in the long run, as changing the oil in your car according to manufacturer and service recommendations leads to a longer engine life. Oil changes include adding new oil to your car, as well as a new oil filter and fluid check. A general rule of thumb is to change your car’s oil ever 3,000 miles, but it’s best to follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for how often to change the oil.

Your car’s oil picks up dirt, carbon deposits and metal particles from your car’s engine and is then passed throughout the oil filter. The impurities collected settle in the oil pan. If your car’s oil is not routinely changed, waste that builds up in the oil pan can make the engine run hotter than normal. Clean oil also lowers the friction between your car’s moving parts and, when examined, can act as a diagnostic tool when trying to pinpoint any kind of engine trouble. When oil loses its natural thickness or viscosity, it loses its ability to lubricate the engine.

Regular oil changes will keep the engine running well. Without regular oil changes, your car’s engine can face loss of performance and fuel economy, as well as increased emissions and oil consumption. To keep your car’s engine running at optimal levels, bring your car to Wiygul Automotive Clinic for routine oil changes. A AAA-approved center for auto repair and maintenance, Wiygul Automotive Clinic specializes in complete foreign and domestic repair service and has been servicing the Burke, Virginia and Northern Virginia area since 1996.

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