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8250 Pfeiffer Farms Drive
Byron Center, MI 49315
Sales: (616) 583-0184
Service: (616) 583-0161
Dan Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
Why You Should Get Your Oil Changed
Even if you know nothing about cars and car maintenance, chances are you’ve know that at some point you need to get an oil change. Oil changes are an essential process in regular service for a healthy, happy car, but the reason why this simple procedure is so important isn’t widely known.
Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It is the lubricant for many moving components within the engine. It keeps the engine cool to prevent it from overheating and combusting. It also prevents carbon and varnish build up, keeping the engine in a cleaner, healthier state for longer.
There are a lot of factors that go into when you should change your oil, ranging from how heavily you use your vehicle to how much contact with sand and dust it comes into. That’s why it’s important to keep track of how you’re using your vehicle and to communicate with your technician (if you’re not planning to change your oil yourself). In general, some say every 3,000 miles or 6 months. This rule-of-thumb isn’t good for all vehicles, though, so your best bet is to check your owner’s manual. Feel free to call our service department with any questions.
Not changing your oil regularly can have seriously negative effects on your vehicle. In the cooler parts of your engine, you’ll get sludge and carbon build-up. Too much of this will eventually require you to come in to get a thorough engine cleaning, which can cost a pretty penny. Old, dirty oil can also leading to stalling and seizing within multiple engine components - and the bill for this damage will leave you feeling faint.
Avoid the big bills and keep your car smiling - get your oil changed!