Overdue for a Change? | Wichita Auto Care

Overdue for a Change? | Wichita Auto Care

If it’s time – or past time – for an oil change, the Wichita auto care experts at Tracy’s Automotive will help.

You were headed home from the Wichita scavenger hunt when the oil change light on your dashboard caught your eye. The light has been on for awhile – you’re not sure how long – and you’ve been putting that oil change off. Now you’re beginning to wonder if that was a wise idea.

Well, probably not. It depends on how long it’s been since your last oil change.

Auto.howstuffworks.com explains: “Let’s say that your engine has plenty of oil, but you never change it. Two things will definitely happen:

Dirt will accumulate in the oil. The filter will remove the dirt for a while, but eventually the filter will clog and the dirty oil will automatically bypass the filter through a relief valve. Dirty oil is thick and abrasive, so it causes more wear.

“Additives in the oil like detergents, dispersants, rust-fighters and friction reducers will wear out, so the oil won’t lubricate as well as it should.

“Eventually, as the oil gets dirtier and dirtier, it will stop lubricating and the engine will quickly wear and fail.

This won’t happen all at once. If you don’t change your oil exactly when it’s called for, you’ve got a bit of time. But, if you let it go for too long – thousands of miles – you’re going to have a catastrophic engine failure.

And those miles pile up quickly. It’s simply easier and wiser to take a few minutes out of one day to stop and have a Wichita auto care pro like the Wichita auto care experts at Tracy’s Automotive change your oil. It’s the best – and one of the least expensive – things you can do to make your car last for many, many miles.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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