Why a Timely Oil Change is So Important For Your Car
The most frequent vehicle maintenance our customers get at the Planet Mitsubishi service center is an oil change. Whether you use regular oil, synthetic or high mileage, it's so important to get your oil changed when you're supposed to.
With that being said, here are a couple of good reasons to ensure that your oil changes are on time with your scheduled maintenance.
Prevent Engine Damage
Motor oil is the lifeblood of any car since it lubricates the components used to make your engine work. As oil is used up, the engine components get hotter and start to wear quicker.
Frequent oil changes will help maintain your oil's viscosity & lengthen the life of your engine's parts, which is great if you love to drive or have to for work. And great if you don't want to spend as much money down the line.
Increase Fuel Efficiency
Speaking of saving money, you can also save more gas by changing your oil in a timely fashion. That's because an oil change will help prevent mpg-lowering sludge from forming.
Just the name "sludge" makes these deposits sound bad for your car. Changing your car's oil filter as well (especially when it's really dirty) will do wonders, too.
The question you might be asking is "how often should I change my oil?" The answer: consult your owner's manual. Or if you feel like your oil needs a change before your next scheduled one, then you should get it.
To learn more about the oil change process or to schedule one for your car, please feel free to contact us today.