Frequency of Oil Change
Thinking of putting off that oil change to save money?
Brake Masters® gets asked a lot why oil changes are important. With pressure to save money, many people wonder if they can get away with waiting for months after their scheduled oil change before replacing their oil.
If you want to save money by not getting your oil change, think again. The fact is, oil changes are one of the most important things you can do to keep your car working longer. Sure avoiding an oil change can save you a few dollars in the short run, but those savings are nothing compared to the massive repairs your car will need without regular oil changes.
Your motor oil is essential to keeping the moving parts in your engine properly lubricated and functioning properly. Without it, the engine parts will grind together resulting in decreased efficiency as well as damaged parts over time due to friction.
Because motor oil is flowing through your engine, over time it picks up metallic particles and soot from the engine. If not replaced regularly, these particles will start to grind against the moving parts of your engine leading to the wearing down of essential parts.