You should treat your car’s health with as much importance as you treat your own. You must perform regular preventative maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Preventive care, such as frequent oil changes, may cost $120 – $200 per year, depending on the type of oil your vehicle needs. Waiting too long between oil changes could cost thousands of dollars to repair your engine. Bring your vehicle to Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a quick, no-fuss oil change.
Why does my vehicle need an oil change?
Vehicles are made of many moving parts. The oil keeps these parts lubricated and prevents them from overheating as they move within your engine. Oil will break down over time, with a finite life span. As it gets used, it will become thicker and have more of a sludge-like consistency. Newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes, while older vehicles benefit from an oil change every 3,000 miles. However, it would be best to refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on changing the oil frequently.
How an oil change can positively impact your vehicle
Not only can an oil change save you thousands of dollars in repairs, but you can also experience the following benefits:
- Improved gas mileage
When an engine is not running correctly, it takes more energy to get parts moving. This leads to increased gas consumption which negatively impacts your gas mileage. Perform regular oil changes to keep your engine running in excellent condition.
- Extends the life span of your vehicle
A car that has regularly performed oil changes will have a longer life span than one that has been neglected. Keeping your engine from overheating will keep it from developing problems. Oil changes also remove dirty particles, sludge, and dirt from your machine.
Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Oil Changes
Oil changes are a temporary inconvenience that will prevent your engine from irreparable damage. Although it slightly hinders bringing your car into the shop every three months, it beats the alternative of your engine overheating. Our friendly technicians at Catlett’s Service Center & Towing will get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Please call our auto shop at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment for an oil change.