Vehicle maintenance is incredibly important, and one of the main aspects of a routine checkup is getting your oil changed. This will allow your vehicle to continue running properly and smoothly while giving your mechanic a chance to check other areas of your car as well to ensure there are no concerns. 

Oil changes are quick and simple, and there are many benefits that come along with changing it on time, including the following:

  1. Keeping your engine clean. If you let your oil sit without changing it, sludge and dirt will accumulate and continue to build up in your engine. Oil will flow from different areas into the engine and unless it gets changed, it will drag unwanted particles into the engine along with it. Changing your oil on time will help prevent this from happening and no harmful debris will be able to make their way through, eliminating the risk of damage.
  2. Extending the life of your engine. Since oil is what lubricates and protects your engine, you need to make sure that the oil is clean so that it offers full protection from wear and tear. This can only be accomplished by getting oil changes at the proper intervals; otherwise, your vehicle will contain dirty oil that will not be able to keep your engine or any other critical parts clean.
  3. Protecting other engine parts. Your vehicle’s engine consists of many parts that allow your engine to run. Clean oil will not only protect the engine but also all of the important key components as well, without which your car cannot move or operate properly. These parts include the crankshaft and the connecting rods to name a few. 
  4. Passing your vehicle emissions test. This is based on particles called hydrocarbons and how many of them are being sprayed out into the atmosphere. Failing to change your oil will result in the build-up of these hydrocarbons caused by dirty oil. This will occur inside of your engine’s crankcase and through the vehicle’s exhaust; more and more of them will be released into the air once they get burned up, causing you to fail the emissions test. Changing your oil on time will not only help you pass the test, which is a requirement, it will also help protect the environment as it will cause you to pollute less.

Regular oil changes are not just important but necessary for your car. Failing to do it on time will lead you to a lot of problems that can easily be avoided by getting an oil change regularly, which FM Auto can help with. They will make sure your car is in great shape so that you don’t have to worry when you’re on the road and can focus on driving safely and worry-free!