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What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

Most Bradenton drivers don’t look forward to the unavoidable oil change. Some drivers may be tempted to put off changing their oil as they may not think it’s necessary. Firkins CDJR wants to explain what happens if you don’t change your oil, as well as the importance of getting regular maintenance for your ride. We’ll spoil it for you and say that you absolutely should change your oil as directed by your vehicle’s maintenance guide — now let’s dive into the detail.

What Happens If You Don’t Get Your Oil Changed?

Sarasota drivers have probably asked this question several times. The short answer is that your engine will start to have problems that will only worsen with time. If you don’t get your oil changed, eventually the entire engine will shut down and will need to be replaced. Replacing an engine can cost several thousands of dollars in repair.

What Exactly Does the Oil Do?

Lakewood Ranch drivers may not realize how many wonderful things oil does for their cars without them even realizing it. The oil lubricates all the important parts of the engine and keeps the engine clean. The oil keeps the engine clean by picking up debris and dirt while lubricating the engine. Over long periods of time, the oil can pick up too much dirt and debris, which will require the oil to be changed with fresh, clean oil to keep the engine parts oiled up and running. When dirty oil runs through the engine, it builds up and clogs parts of the engine, resulting in overall engine failure.

How to Keep Your Oil in Check

There are plenty of easy maintenance tips St. Petersburg drivers can do to keep up to date on their oil and prevent their engine running well. The easiest thing to do is to check your oil every 3,000-4,000 miles to see if it looks like it’s time to get an oil change. You should do a full sweep of your vehicle when you check your oil, like measuring your tire tread depth. These steps can help keep your vehicle in good health and let you know when your vehicle needs to visit our service department.  If your oil gets low, schedule an oil change! It’s the easiest and cheapest way to keep your oil in line.

Keep in mind that some activities will wear down your vehicle more quickly, and may mean you need an oil change sooner than usual. These include:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Heavy towing

Schedule Your Next Oil Change with Firkins CDJR

Now that you know what happens if you don’t change your oil, let Firkins CDJR put your mind at ease. Contact our CDJR service department to schedule an appointment and learn about our new service specials. Don’t put off that oil change any longer!

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