Is an Oil Change Really Necessary? | Wichita Auto Care

Is an Oil Change Really Necessary? | Wichita Auto Care

Regular oil change are key to keeping your car running well for years to come. Tracy’s Automotive can help you with that.

You were driving back home after the Wind Surge game yesterday when you noticed that your “change oil” dashboard light had come on. While you like to be a responsible car owner and keep up with regular maintenance, you haven’t been driving your car as much as normal since the pandemic began. You’re wondering if it’s really necessary to keep up with oil changes for a car that doesn’t get driven very much.

Well, yes, it might not hurt to delay the changes a bit, but it’s absolutely necessary to change your oil even if your car isn’t packing on the mileage.

Consumer Reports explains: “It’s not just about miles: If you don’t drive your car a lot, your oil still needs to be kept fresh. Even if you drive fewer miles each year than your automaker suggests changing the oil (say, 6,000 miles, with suggested oil-change intervals at 7,500 miles), you should still be getting that oil changed twice a year.

“Why? Oil becomes less effective as it ages, and by not getting the engine warm enough, excess moisture that forms in the engine will not be removed, which can lead to shorter engine life.

The other advantage of an oil change is that it gives a Wichita auto care technician a chance to go over your car and check other systems including tires, belts, and battery. Those regular checkups can detect problems before they become major.

If you don’t have a trusted mechanic to change your oil and to give your car a once over, see the reliable auto care specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.

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.

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

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