How Routine Oil Changes Can Save Your Vehicle’s Life

It’s probably no surprise, but your vehicle is a collection of moving parts. Moving parts require lubrication to maintain efficiency and prevent wear and tear. In your engine, this lubrication is provided by motor oil. However, oil doesn’t last forever: as time passes, it breaks down and becomes contaminated which means that it can no longer perform its role in your engine’s operation. In this post, we’re going to discuss why oil changes are so critical to your vehicle’s health.

1. Oil lubricates your engine

As we said, oil provides lubrication for your engine. This lubrication ensures that all of your engine’s parts move smoothly without generating unnecessary heat or causing excessive wear.

2. Oil cools your engine’s parts

Friction caused by unlubricated parts creates heat. This heat can cause your vehicle to run inefficiently or, even worse, fail to run at all.

3. Oil keeps your engine clean

Oil helps to prevent the accumulation of dirt particles in your engine. Unchecked, this dirt can drastically reduce the life of your engine.

4. Good lubrication means better gas mileage

Dirty oil makes your vehicle work harder and increases the amount of fuel that it requires. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, routine oil changes can improve your gas mileage by 1-2%.

5. Maintenance increases your vehicle’s life span

When your engine’s lubrication isn’t doing its job, every engine component has to work that much harder. This increased effort leads to more problems, more breakdowns and a shorter life span.

At Atlantic Autowerks, we have nearly two decades of experience providing oil changes for BMW cars and other foreign vehicles. With a comprehensive list of maintenance services, we can ensure that your oil is clean and your car is running efficiently. If you’ve been looking for a knowledgeable provider of quality oil changes, call the experts at Atlantic Autowerks today to learn how we can help.