Why You Don't Want to Forget Oil Changes and Tune Ups

Part of being a car owner is accepting certain things can't be planned for. We can't always plan when we run over a nail and need to have a tire fixed. We can't always plan for a falling tree branch that shatters our windshield. But we can plan for the health of our car's oil and schedule regular oil changes and tune ups. By ensuring the oil in our car is not only in top quality, but also at the right levels, we help our engine run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Making sure you stay on top of your regular oil changes and tune ups helps decrease any potential damage or complications caused by poor quality oil or low oil levels. If you're unsure when you're due for your next oil change be sure to spend some time reading through your owner's manual. Or feel free to give your local auto repair shop a call and ask when they'd recommend you come in for an oil change and tune up!

The Importance of Oil Changes

By making sure healthy oil (in healthy quantities) is placed in your vehicle you are making sure your car is being taken care of. It's almost like you're ensuring your vehicle is hydrated. The oil helps lubricate all working parts of the engine, making sure they are able to interact with one another seamlessly. Without the oil, there would be damaging friction occurring between all the moving parts. Furthermore, the oil helps manage all the dust and damaging bits of dirt your engine may encounter. Instead of the dirt finding itself in the sensitive working parts of the engine, the oil ensnares the microscopic specks of dust.The oil acts as a protective layer between the grime and the parts of the engine. However, as the oil collects more and more dirt it becomes less and less efficient. Routine oil changes and tune ups will eliminate the potential challenges faced with dirty oil.

How to Know It's Time for a Change

While we may find ourselves distracted by the all the adventures and destinations our vehicle takes us on, we should always keep a close eye on the odometer. The odometer is one of the quickest ways to keep track of oil changes. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, a certain number of miles should pass before an oil tune up or change is needed. However, don't let the odometer rule everything. If you start to notice any new sounds, smells or behaviors coming from your car be sure to bring it in for an inspection. If you find oil leaking beneath your vehicle it's important to have the oil inspected as well. Use the dipstick provided within your car to regularly check on the level of oil and don't allow it to get to dangerously low levels.

Staying on top of your vehicle's oil levels and oil quality will help your vehicle live a long and healthy life. Contact a nearby auto repair shop to help you out! Don't delay in getting your next oil change or tune up. While you might find yourself pushing it back further and further on the calendar, this could possibly lead to complications and maybe even damage. If you are looking for an oil change and tune up in Asheville give us a call at Organic Mechanic at (828) 232-8120 as soon as you can. We're ready to help answer any of your oil-related questions and get your car in top shape as soon as possible!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ