Why do i need an oil change?
Your engine is complicated. It is behind the power and performance of your vehicle and it is made up of multiple internal components that all work together to put you in motion. As the components work, they produce friction. That doesn’t sound all that pad, but friction accelerates the wear and tear of your engine parts and can increase the heat under your hood.
Motor oil is responsible for lubricating all those internal parts and decreasing that friction. As motor oil ages it breaks down and rather than lubricating your engine it leaves sludge and grime which, in turn, increases friction.
When to get an oil change
While the answer can actually vary based on your vehicle and how you drive it, the typical answer to this question is every 3 months or 3,000 miles. But you have to remember that the condition of your oil is greatly affected by how your vehicle uses it. If you suspect that you your vehicle may need more frequent oil changes, please feel free to consult with one of our experts today so we can work out an oil change schedule that is right for you and your vehicle.
If you looked at your service sticker this morning and realized that you are overdue for an oil change, come see us at Full Circle Tire & Auto today! We don’t think that you should ever have to make an appointment for this necessary service and are available to help when the time is convenient for you.