Q: Are oil changes really something I should get done regularly or can I skip them here and there?
A: Changing your oil is a necessity, not a luxury, and all automobile owners' manuals recommend regular oil changes for efficiency and proper function of your car. Why is oil necessary?
Let’s begin by briefly explaining why oil is needed in an engine. Motor oil must perform 3 main functions:
Lubrication: The main function of motor oil is to lubricate moving engine parts therefore increasing engine performance and efficiency. In addition, this lubrication prevents part deterioration and corrosion caused by condensation.
Cooling: Another important function of motor oil is to cool the engine. A working engine produces heat from friction and the combustion process. Engine parts including the pistons, camshaft, crankshaft, timing gears and other critical engine parts are cooled by motor oil.
Cleaning: Motor oil has the ability to restrict contaminants before they cause serious damage to your engine. Confining these particulates in the engine oil until they are strained by a working oil filter to protect your engine from damage.
The demands your car puts on your engine's oil are very unforgiving. The oil loses its ability to lubricate, cool, clean and flow freely and your car won’t run as well if the oil is not changed. Without regular oil changes, you can substantially reduce your engine's life span and possibly be left with engine replacement at a heavy cost!
At Honest-1 we have several options when it comes to changing your oil including:
- Semi-Synthetic Blend Oil Changes
- High Mileage Oil Changes
- Synthetic Oil Changes
- Eco-Friendly Oil Changes
Depending on your car, driving conditions, and odometer reading, our expert technicians can help you decide which oil will provide the best protection for your engine. Call today to schedule an oil change and take advantage of our latest specials to help your budget!
And remember, with each oil change our comprehensive vehicle inspection is provided free of charge. At Honest-1 we take time to make sure you and your family are driving worry-free!