Hurlock, MD (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
Getting a regular oil change is one of the most significant ways to extend the life of your vehicle. Oil changes and preventative maintenance can do wonders to extend the life of your car. The most common recommendation is to get an oil change every 3,000-5,000 or every three months whichever comes first.
The first reason is that getting an oil change can preserve the lubrication of the engine. Motor oil consists of large chains of hydrocarbons that stay between the piston and piston walls
Changing the oil also prevents sludge from building up in the car. As the car runs debris will be picked up by the car from the air outside, such as dust. Dust will contaminate the oil. Different contaminants tend to come together and form sludge when mixed with the oil. This sludge can then stick to motor parts and cause engine wear. By getting the oil changed regularly it can prevent the build-up of contaminants that form sludge.
Oil cleans the engine. One of the main reasons of getting and oil change is to clean the engine. After thousands of miles of driving the engine can become dirty and less efficient so having the oil changed is extremely important.
Another reason to get the oil changed is to change the oil filter. This is a common occurrence that happens when getting the oil changed. The oil filter is a car part that is meant to reduce the particulate contaminants that can eventually form sludge.
Preventing the buildup of condensation is also an important reason to get a regular oil change. Most people do not think of the moisture that condenses in the water when it sits in a cool state. This is a significant contaminant that needs to be gotten rid of. Even vehicles that have been parked for an extended period of time still need their oil changed.
Making sure the oil is properly full is another reason for an oil change. This can be done by first checking the oil gauge in the vehicle every month. If this is forgotten about then there is a risk of causing serious damage if the oil falls beneath the minimum limit.
Joe McCue, Service Director at Preston Ford, stated, "Oil Changes are one of the most important and common services for a vehicle. Getting an oil change certainly costs less than replacing an engine."
About Preston Automotive Group
Preston Automotive Group serves the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania areas with Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Hyundai, and Nissan brands. The auto group carries the largest selection of new and used cars and trucks. Additionally, the dealership services all makes and models, both imported and domestic cars with ASE certified and factory trained technicians. To further serve your automotive needs the Preston Automotive Group is also home to 3 auto body shops conveniently located around Delmarva in Preston, Cambridge, and the newest facility in Snow Hill, Maryland. Recently Preston Automotive Group added new Ford and Lincoln locations in Georgetown and Lewes, Delaware.