How Does an Oil Change Work?
So you’ve determined that it’s time to get an oil change. But how does an oil change work? What’s the purpose? Providence drivers can learn more with First Acura!
What Does Oil Do?
Oil serves as the lifeblood of your vehicle, since it:
- Cleans the engine
- Cools the engine
- Lubricates the engine
What Is the Point of an Oil Change?
When you change your oil, you’re essentially preventing system failure. That’s because heat breaks down oil over time and it begins to lose its lubrication abilities. Oil also begins to get dirty, which can cause a buildup. Replacing your engine oil with new oil ensures that your vehicle continues to run smoothly.
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
The frequency of oil changes largely depends on your exact make and model. With system enhancements in recent years, drivers can go between 5,000 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual to be sure.