The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

April 20th, 2021 by

Your vehicle’s oil is the lifeblood of your ride, and must be regularly serviced in order to keep your car, SUV, or truck operating in peak condition. Changing your oil is as important to your ride as regular trips to the dentist and doctor are to your body.

Engine oil serves some very important purposes in the functioning of an internal combustion engine. Firstly, it keeps engine components working smoothly together for maximum durability by reducing friction between the thousands of moving parts in your vehicle. Secondly, it helps to prevent carbon and varnishes from accumulating in the engine so that everything can work seamlessly. Finally, it helps to draw heat away from the engine. When it does so, it keeps the engine as cool as possible so that it does not overheat. So when you get your regular oil changes, consider it a small insurance to keep your engine running smoothly.

Many things can happen to the wellbeing of your ride if an oil change is skipped or if you go a long time without a service. If the oil isn’t changed your vehicle’s engine, which is like the vehicle’s heart, will start to have problems. The engine generates power from the thousands of small explosions taking place inside the block. If your oil isn’t changed the oil’s heat drawing properties decrease, causing your engine to potentially overheat. As the oil collects heat, the varnish and carbon that the oil collects degrades the oil, making the oil less viscous and more like a sludge and can clog your engine. Which could potentially result in expensive repairs and potentially engine replacement. So trust the experts over at Kelowna Toyota to perform your regular oil changes, and have your vehicle ready for the road all year round in the Okanagan!

 
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