Regular oil changes are the best way to keep your car running trouble free for many miles and many years.
You were headed home after Craftapalooza today when your car’s oil change reminder light flashed on. All you felt was irritation. You know it doesn’t take long to get an oil change and it’s not terribly expensive, but it just interferes with your life. You wonder whether regular oil changes are really necessary.
The short answer is YES. Regular oil changes and crucial to keeping your car running well for many miles and many years.
“Oil is an essential lubricant in your engine,” auto.howstuffworks.com says. “It lets metal press against metal without damage. For example, it lubricates the pistons as they move up and down in the cylinders. Without oil, the metal-on-metal friction creates so much heat that eventually the surfaces weld themselves together and the engine seizes.”
Even if you never ran out of oil, you’d run into trouble if you never changed it. Auto.howstuffworks.com explains, “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.”
So it just makes sense to take a short time out of one of your days to have the Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive change your oil. While they’re changing it, Tracy’s Wichita auto care experts will also be checking other parts of your car to catch any problems before they become major issues.
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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