Why you should follow your vehicle’s oil change schedule

By blogsadmin | Posted in Regular Maintenance, Tips & Tricks on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 7:45 pm
Why you should follow your vehicle’s oil change schedule

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you need to get done. That’s just the way life works, and we’ve all been there. One common chore many people put off as long as possible is getting the oil in their vehicle changed. That’s not so bad, right?

Think about it this way: you’re doing dishes. Your vehicle is the sink and the oil is the water in the sink. The water in your sink starts out clean as you’re washing the dishes, but after a while, you’re just washing dirty dishes with dirty water. It’s the same with oil and your engine. While you probably aren’t going to run out of oil unless you put off changing it for thousands and thousands of extra miles, you aren’t doing the engine any favors by not changing the oil on time. If that didn’t convince you to get your oil changed on time, just think of all the additional wear-and-tear you’re putting on your engine. Engines need oil to lubricate all the metal parts so the vehicle continues running properly. Delaying an oil change for too long can cause a lot of damage to your engine and can ultimately cause it to stop working.

Read more: How to Avoid an Overheating Vehicle

How often should you change the oil in your car?

The recommended time frame used to be every 3,000 miles or every three months. Now there is a little disagreement between experts on whether you actually need to change your oil that often, so your best course of action would be to check the owner’s manual of your vehicle. You will have to take into consideration how much of your driving is consistent vs how much is stop-and-go, how often you are driving short distances vs long distances and a few other criteria, but your owner’s manual will be able to give you information more specific to your vehicle than the internet probably can.

Related: What should I put in a car accident kit?

Have questions for our knowledgeable staff? Contact us here or check out our FAQs!

Sharing is caring!

6 Responses to “Why you should follow your vehicle’s oil change schedule”

  1. Cassandra says:

    An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a bit evaluation on this. And he in actual fact bought me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If doable, as you become expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra partsculari? It’s highly useful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog post!

    • Janine says:

      Good answers guys but I should again point out that I live in the most southerly and coldest part of Australia so sports jackets can be quite apepirroatp. However most people my age get around in hoodies and $30 slip on shoes. +5Was this answer helpful?

  2. Gracias Rocío,Sí, el de Padre Rico Padre Pobre lo conozco, pero todavía no lo he leído, lo pongo en la cola.El otro que mencionas no lo conozco. No sé, si lo buscas en Google, en Amazon o en la Casa del Libro entiendo que debe salir.Un saludo,

  3. Ref. Steve Sailer "another moreplausible theory…"I don't think it is highly presumptuous to speculate that he might have been routinely electronically monitored while in the US?. If so, obviously a lot of quick and effective improvisation would have been easy. It still seems hazy as to what DKS's motive was for the alleged offense/s.

  4. No, hát erre céloztam! Velünk megbeszélte ezt a Galaktika, meg a Tuan, és ha Hackettet meg Csillát is idevesszük, a Delta. De a Deltának más írói is vannak, sőt ott az egész Cherubion. Vagy ők Nemere apó módjára már csak azért se lépnek be? Itt már megint csak a köd gomolyg. :-)És megint csak szerintem hiba csak a sci-fit nyomni, az egész fanatsztikumot kellene.

Leave a Reply