It is called an oil and filter change because it removes the dirty oil and filter that was once in your car and replaces it with new oil and a new filter. A dirty filter loses efficiency and is unable to capture particles in your oil before they flow into your engine. These particles along with the heat produced by an engine can create sludge and cause damage to your engine’s moving components. Dust and dirt debris may cause corrosion and decrease the life of an engine. Sludge makes it hard for your engine’s moving components to work correctly and you might find that your car’s engine is running rough and your car accelerates slower. Routine oil and filter changes help remove particles and sludge and keep your car’s engine at it’s peak condition.
If you car’s engine lacks sufficient lubrication it will lead to increased fuel consumption. Routine changes and using the correct brand and make of oil has the ability to improve gas mileage by 1-2% annually. This may not sound like much of a benefit, but for the average car, this means a savings of 2.2 litres of gasoline a year.
Your car’s engine is a team of moving parts, made up of pistons, valves, and other metallic parts that are forced to operate under extreme temperatures and high rates of speed in order to get your car driving. Engine oil functions as a buffer between these moving parts, preventing one metal part from rubbing directly against another. Without engine oil these metal components would have direct contact with one another and metal to metal contact at high-speeds is never good for your car’s engine.
Your engine’s parts are moving at extremely high speeds, if these parts move and interact with one another without lubrication it can create fiction and heat and impact damage. An engine that contains clean and sufficient amounts of oil helps to prevent your engine from overheating. A poorly lubricated engine and an overheated engine can warp critical components in your engine and cause catastrophic engine failure. Please follow your routine oil change schedule as closely as possible, for best results and engine longevity you should change your oil before the scheduled maintenance date.
The truth of the matter is that routine maintenance extends the life of your vehicle. Unclean engine oil denigrates a vehicle’s fuel economy and forces your vehicle to use more power during everyday operations which means your engine’s components are working harder than they need to. Engines that work too hard will increase the likelihood of mechanical failure down the road as well as reduce the life span of your car’s engine.
Performing oil changes used to be a hassle, you used to have to leave your home and drive to a busy shop and wait in line. Those days are over! With Uchanics we come to you at your home or work and change your oil and filter hassle free. Book with Uchanics now and experience how affordable and convenient your routine oil changes can be.