Oil changes can be incredibly annoying and is one of the things many drivers tend to ignore. So what happens to your car if you go too long without an oil change?
One of the most common ways to think about oil is that it is the “blood” of your car. It is essential for your vehicle, it what lets the metal press against metal without damaging anything. Without the oil, so much friction would be created by that action that bad things would follow.
Keeping the same oil in the vehicle is also a bad thing to do. Here’s what happens; the oil collects dirt that the filter will no longer be able to remove due to it becoming clogged. The second is the oil’s effectiveness at reducing friction wears down. That makes the oil inside the vehicle thick which will cause more wear on the car. As that oil gets dirtier and dirtier, it wears down the engine and eventually it will fail.
For this to occur, the oil has to be in your car for quite a long time. We’re talking in the neighborhood of thousands of miles past the point of when you should’ve changed it. Don’t put yourself into this situation. Oil changes are an important part of your car’s life and making sure to have it done properly and regularly is vital to making sure your vehicle does not break down.
If you need to get your oil changed, stop by Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s service center. We’ll schedule you in to be seen in our service center and make sure everything is working properly. You can also keep up with your service appointments by downloading our mobile app to view details in real time on your vehicle when brought in for a service appointment. Be sure to by like Bayside on Facebook, following on Twitter, or subscribing on YouTube.