You probably already realize that getting the oil changed in your car on a regular basis is extremely important. However, you might not understand exactly why. To give you a better feel for why oil change services are so important, it’s important to first understand the three functions oil plays within an internal combustion engine.
First, oil helps keeps all of the components that make up the engine work smoothly together. Second, oil helps draw heat away from the combustion chamber within the engine. Finally, oil prevents varnishes and carbon from building up inside the engine.
At this point, you probably also want to know what happens when you don’t make regular oil change services a priority. Although it’s not a good idea to find out first-hand, one of the things that will happen if you don’t change your oil is that buildup will accumulate in the cooler parts of the engine, such as around the valves and the camshafts. When this happens, sludge will form and force you to undergo an expensive engine cleaning to fix.
If it goes beyond this point and the sludge isn’t removed from your engine, you could damage your camshafts or your pistons could seize. Both of these problems are expensive to fix, costing much more than a few oil changes every year.
If it’s been a while since you came in to see us at Joyce Automotive for oil change services, contact us today to schedule an oil change. Your wallet and your engine will thank you.