One of the most simple, effective, and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car – especially its engine – is to change both your oil and oil filter on a regular basis.
Oil is absolutely essential to your engine. It lubricates moving parts, lessens wear, forms a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls, all while helping to cool engine parts. It also keeps grit, sand, and other tiny particles from scratching tightly-fitted components.
Ultimately, an oil change is much more than the inconvenience many people think of it as; its preventative maintenance that’s incredibly important when it comes to keeping your vehicle running correctly.
Get your oil checked if:
Other reasons to change your oil:
OIL: OLD VS. NEW
Q: What’s the difference between regular and synthetic oil?
A: Standard motor oil is derived directly from crude oil, while synthetic is refined, distilled, purified, and broken down to its basic molecules. This process both removes impurities and tailors the oil to the demands of modern engines, while additives improve performance even more. There are different blends of synthetic oils that are designed to offer distinct benefits, but the most common advantages of synthetic over regular oil are as follows:
Many vehicle manufacturers have shifted to synthetic blends or full synthetic oils due to the aforementioned benefits – it does cost more, but the level of performance is significantly higher than that of standard oil.