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Why Are Oil Changes Important?

When people think of automotive maintenance, oil changes are usually the first thing that comes to their mind (and with good reason). This quick, inexpensive service is absolutely essential in ensuring your vehicle’s health and performance. Without clean engine oil flowing through your motor, you can suffer numerous problems that can lead to outright engine failure. 


Here are the top 3 reasons why oil changes are mandatory services that you should never miss:

  1. Lowers Engine Temperature - Motor can help keep your engine cooled in two ways. First, it does so by minimizing friction between the moving parts of the engine. Secondly, certain oils are advanced enough to absorb some of the heat. After some time, the oil loses its effectiveness and needs to be replaced.
  2. Remove Build-Up in the Engine - Engine oil also picks up dirt, metal shavings, and other contaminants as it flows. This can build up over time to create oil sludge, which can overwork your engine. To prevent this loss of power and drop in efficiency, make sure fresh oil is added to the engine.
  3. Ensures Proper Lubrication - The whole point of an oil is to keep the engine running for as long as possible. Oil changes protect the engine’s many moving parts from clanking against each other. In other words, it acts as a protective layer.

Last but not least, regular oil changes give us an opportunity to check for other issues, like leaks or other problems that can occur under the hood. If you need an oil change soon, please do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to the certified techs at Gordon Automotive. Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online appointment form today.