The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

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Oil is one of the biggest things that keeps your car on the road. It lubricates all of your engine’s moving parts and it helps keep those parts cool as they are working and doing their jobs. If your engine does not have enough oil in it, or if that oil is too dirty or of a low quality, those moving parts would grind together and the engine would overheat. Auto Electric can help with auto care near Golden Valley, and we often speak to our customers about oil changes and why they are so important.

Oil also helps with other aspects of keeping your engine running smoothly. It helps prevent carbon and other varnishes from building up in your engine and in other parts of your car. Plus, it helps draw heat away from the engine parts.

There are varying bits of advice about how often you should have your car’s oil changed. Generally speaking, it is recommended that you get an oil change after every 3,000 miles to 5,000 miles. The best way to find out what is best for your own car is to check the owner’s manual to get the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Your routine auto care To Do List should definitely include oil changes. This is one of the best and least expensive ways to help keep your car on the road. Oil changes vary in price depending on where you take your car to get this done, but Auto Electric has some of the best and most competitive auto care prices in this area. You should give us a call, tell us what kind of car you have and we can tell you about how much your oil change will cost, and we can also put you on our schedule for an oil change.

So what happens if you car has no oil, not enough oil or the oil in there is very dirty? For one thing, gunk will start to build up in the cooler parts of your engine, like around the camshafts and valves. As a result, your engine could experience carbon deposits (sludge) that come out in the old oil. That could then result in having to get your engine cleaned or having to get worn out piston rings replaced.

And if that isn’t bad enough, your engine could end up seizing or the camshafts could end up damaged. These are both very expensive repairs, so make sure you do what you can to maintain your vehicle with the proper auto care.

For more information on auto care near Golden Valley, call Auto Electric at 763-537-1221 or contact us to Schedule an Appointment.

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