All vehicle owners are very familiar with the regular oil change, especially because it needs to be taken care of so frequently. The usual interval is every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but some newer vehicles only need an oil change every 6,000 miles or 6 months.
So when it comes to oil changes, you may wonder, why are they needed so often? The reason why the engine oil needs to be replaced so frequently is because of how this engine oil works. It works as a lubricant for the engine, and because of the heat and dirtiness of the engine, the engine oil tends to break down quickly and become dirty.
At a regular oil change, your engine oil replaced, the system flushed out, and a new oil filter is installed. When your vehicle is running, the engine oil is circulated throughout the engine. This oil has the important job of keeping your car's engine properly lubricated, which prevents it from overheating. It also helps to prevent metal to metal contact between parts, which can cause damage to important components over time. While circulating, the engine oil also picks up debris and dirt which helps to keep the engine clean.
The dirt that the oil picks up from the engine is brought back to the oil filter, which will help catch large dirt and grime particles. Because of this, the oil filter will become dirty and eventually clogged, which is why the oil filter also needs to be replaced so often. It is also important to flush out the entire oil chamber to make sure it is clean for when the clean oil is added.
These are the reasons why you should never miss an oil change service and why they are so important. If you are due for an oil change, bring your vehicle into Carlife Professional Auto Service today!