Here at Terry’s Ford of Peotone, we stress the importance of routine maintenance in prolonging the life of your vehicle. Getting an oil change is one of the most simple and crucial ways to ensure that your vehicle will be running like new for many years to come. This inexpensive engine component can help prevent costly repairs down the road, so schedule your next oil change at Terry’s Ford today!
The three main purposes of motor oil include drawing heat away from the combustion chamber, keeping moving parts operating smoothly, and stopping carbon and varnishes from building up inside the engine. There are a variety of different kinds of engine oil on the market today, so consult the owner’s manual for your vehicle about which type to use and when to get an oil change. Typically, you are safe getting an oil change every three months or after 3,000 miles. Because of higher quality motor oil and advanced automotive technology, newer vehicles may require oil changes less frequently. Driving conditions can also influence the recommended time between oil changes. Towing, stop-and-go driving, and extreme weather are just a few of the factors to be considered.
If your vehicle does not go for routine oil changes, it can end up enduring serious wear and tear, which can significantly shorten your car’s lifespan. When you don’t change the motor oil in your vehicle, build up will accumulate in cooler parts of the engine such as the crankcase as well as along the valves and camshafts. As a result, sludge or carbon deposits will be emitted from the worn-out oil. This can lead to not only costly engine cleaning bills, but also force you to replace depleted piston rings. These problems can cause the pistons to seize in addition to damaging the camshafts if left untreated.
If your vehicle is in need of an oil change, bring it by Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We are located at 363 South Harlem Avenue, and our highly skilled technicians are ready to get your vehicle operating at peak performance in no time. We look forward to seeing you soon!