November 1, 2015

An oil change is an essential part of owning a vehicle. To ensure your car runs smoothly, you need to take it in for regular servicing, and part of that regular service is an oil change.

But what will happen if you don’t take your vehicle in for servicing? What happens if you never have an oil change? A lot will happen, and trust us, none of it will be good. Oil is the life blood of your car, and is important because it acts as a lubricant. This lubricant stops your engine from literally melting.

Your engine is made up of a lot of tough metal parts. Tough metal parts that move very fast, heat up to an incredible temperature and all touch one another. When tough metal parts rub against each other, there’s a lot of heat created from the resulting friction. This heat is so intense, it can literally melt those tough metal parts, welding them together. If this happens, your engine will rip itself apart, resulting in you either needing a full engine rebuild, or more likely, a new car altogether.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had an oil change, then don’t worry, your engine won’t explode just yet. Although it will happen eventually! The longer your oil sits in your car, the dirtier it gets. Your filter will clear the oil out up to a point, but eventually the dirt and pollutants will over-power it. When this happens, the dirt and grime will make the oil less efficient, slowly damaging your engine.

Over time, this will cause engine failure, and then you’ll be calling your roadside recovery to come and give you a tow to the nearest garage. And when you get there, and the mechanic asks you when your last oil change was, you can stand there looking stupid. It’s not like you haven’t been warned!

So don’t be that guy standing with a stupid look on his face! Give us a call today and check in for an oil change!