LP & Sons Auto Care is your one-stop automotive service shop and that includes oil changes. We cannot stress enough how important regular oil changes are to the life of your car, truck, or SUV’s engine. Not only does motor oil prolong the engine’s life it also ensures the engine runs smoothly and efficiently. We recommend you have your motor oil changed every 3,000 miles unless you use synthetic motor oil. Then, oil changes are recommended every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
Why Are Oil Changes So Important?
There are many reasons why oil changes are so important. The primary reason is motor oil lubricates moving engine parts which prevents them from succumbing to the excess heat caused by the friction they create. When your engine parts overheat, they not only wear down faster but can also cause your entire engine to overheat. Clean and fresh motor oil actually helps keep your engine cool by keeping all the moving parts cool and this is particularly important in warmer weather.
Motor oil also helps keep your engine clean, provided the motor oil is clean which is why it’s important to have it changed regularly. As it circulates through the engine, motor oil picks up particles and sludge that build up naturally in your vehicle’s engine over time. This reduces engine corrosion and increases engine efficiency. An efficient engine is a fuel-efficient engine, so having your motor oil changed regularly helps increase your vehicle’s gas mileage.
All of This Equals Longer Engine Life
Think of a battery-operated toy. The more your child plays with it the sooner the battery runs out. The same, in essence, holds true with your vehicle’s engine. The reason why the toy’s battery runs out is that the toy is drawing energy from it. The harder the toy works the more energy it draws, and the harder your engine works the sooner it wears down just like the toy’s battery. Keeping your engine running efficiently with regular oil changes extends its life because it won’t have to work as hard.
Conventional and Synthetic
We offer both conventional and synthetic motor oil to our customers. Which one you choose depends on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations and how hard you drive your car, truck, or SUV. We will discuss these factors with you and come up with the best motor oil for your vehicle and a customized oil change schedule because, in some cases, you may need your automobile’s oil changed more often than recommended, especially if you put a lot of miles on your odometer.
LP & Sons Auto Care is your one-stop-shop for automotive preventative maintenance and that includes oil changes. Don’t put off this crucial maintenance. It saves you money in the end.