Is It Really Bad to Miss an Oil Change? | Wichita Auto Care

Is It Really Bad to Miss an Oil Change? | Wichita Auto Care

If you want your car to run for as long as you own it, then regular oil changes are essential. Tracy’s Automotive will help you with Wichita auto care and regular oil changes.

You spent a fun few hours over the weekend with the kids exploring the Great Plains Nature Center. Afterwards, you took them for ice cream and then home again. As you pulled into your driveway, you saw it – your oil change light had come on. You had one of those reactions that’s a mixture of dismay and irritation. Oil changes aren’t expensive and they don’t take long, but they do take time out of your busy schedule. And they always seem to come due at the worst possible time.

What if you just blew off the oil change for awhile? 

Probably nothing much in the very short term. But, in the longer term, you’d be doing a lot of potential damage to your engine and shortening its life at the very least.

“Failing to change the oil and the filter on time means you’re running your motor with essentially dirty oil. Dirt and debris in an engine are normal, but it’s supposed to get cycled through the oil filter which will catch the contaminants and keep them there,” explains. “If the filter is too full of debris, dirt and grime will pass through and get cycled back into the engine over and over until the oil and filter get changed. Contaminants in the oil will cause the motor’s moving parts to wear down, and they’ll ultimately break, damaging the engine.”

Oil changes also serve another function. They can alert you to other problems before they become serious – and expensive. adds, “Changing your oil on time is essential if you want to keep your vehicle running as long as you own it. It can also alert you to any potential problems brewing with your engine, that you weren’t aware of, especially if you haven’t been checking the oil level in between changes. In most cases, catching those issues early can save you a lot of money in the long run. Perform regular maintenance, because the cost of maintaining a car is much lower than the cost would be to repair extensive damage, especially if you could’ve avoided it.”

If you’re looking for a reliable Wichita auto care specialist to change your oil and to keep an eye out for potential problems with your engine, check out the certified technicians at Tracy’s Automotive. 

While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, check into our specials, like free road hazard protection on a set of four tires.

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Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, be sure to sign up for our giveaway of a $150 gift card and a Weber Spirit II E-210 gas grill.  The Weber Spirit II E-210 is a two-burner grill that’s built to fit small spaces, and packed with features such as the powerful GS4 grilling system, iGrill capability, and convenient side tables for placing serving trays.

Once you fall in love with the Spirit II E-210, fill out a form. We’ll be giving away one $150 gift card and one grill at each of our locations in November. No purchase necessary but you must enter at one of our service centers. Stay tuned for more details or ask one of the auto pros when you visit one of our service centers.

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Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

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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