Top Reasons to Stay Current with Oil Changes

Top Reasons to Stay Current with Oil Changes


For your engine to remain in optimal health, you'll want to always stay up to date with oil changes. Typically, conventional oil should be changed somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, provides superior protection and doesn't need to be changed as often. To find out how often your car needs an oil change and what type of oil should be used, you can refer to your owner's manual or just ask somebody at the shop. Here are six reasons to always follow your oil change schedule.

Proper Lubrication

The greatest benefit of staying current with oil changes is that it'll be far more likely that your engine's moving parts remain thoroughly lubricated and protected from damage that metal-on-metal contact could cause.

Eliminate Engine Gunk

If you haven't kept up with your oil change schedule, then it's more likely that contaminants have caused your oil to develop a sludgy consistency. During an oil change, this polluted oil will be drained and your engine will receive fresh oil that provides better protection.

New Oil Filter

As part of a full-service oil change, you'll get a new oil filter. This is important because it'll ensure that you're not driving with a clogged filter that could prevent oil from properly circulating through your engine.

Maximum Engine Power

When you're driving with the right level of clean oil, your engine can more easily obtain the most power. With greater power, your engine can operate more efficiently, which could even provide an uptick in gas mileage.

Regulate Engine Temperature

With less friction, less heat is created. Also, fresh oil improves heat redistribution, helping to keep your engine at a healthy temperature.

Identify/Address Emerging Engine Problems

By having an experienced mechanic change your oil, it's more likely that emerging engine issues will be spotted that would be easy for others to overlook. Then these issues can be taken care of before they get worse.

If you need auto maintenance, be sure to visit a reputable mechanic. For a full-service oil change in Tampa, contact the experts at Bay Brothers Automotive at (813) 491-7439. Feel free to give Bay Brothers Automotive a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


Bay Brothers Automotive Blog
Posted: June 4, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ