Is changing the oil & oil filter really important?
Yes! Lubricating your car's engine's moving parts is the most important job of your car's motor oil. Dirty motor oil wears out engine parts much quicker. Motor oil cleans the inner parts of your automobile's engine as well as helping to cool it. Motor oil serves to seal the space between an engine's piston rings and cylinder walls, forming enough of a seal to help prevent loss of power and increase and engine's operating economy.
Changing an engine's oil without replacing the oil filter can result in the new oil picking up the contaminants trapped in the old oil filter and recirculating them to the engine's moving parts.
Change the oil and oil filter before taking a long trip. The more contaminated the oil, the faster a car's engine will consume it. Frequent oil and filter changes are an effective way to increase the life of your car - one of your most expensive and valuable possessions. Our auto repair mechanics recommend changing your car's oil and oil filter every 3,000-5,000 miles.