Benefits of Regular Oil Changes

An oil change is one of the simplest yet most effective routine maintenance tasks that you can do for your vehicle. It doesn’t take long at all to change the oil and there are a handful of benefits to getting this done regularly at Downtown AutoGroup!

Better engine performance

The oil in your car works to keep the engine clean and lubricated. Without it, the metal pieces would rub together and cause friction, resulting in poor performance. When the oil gets dirty, sludge can build up and cause many problems. The oil filter, something that will also need to be replaced occasionally, works to catch debris from entering the engine oil. If the filter is clogged up, your engine oil is at risk of being contaminated.

Improved fuel economy

When your vehicle’s engine is properly lubricated with clean oil, it works better — plain and simple. This means you could experience your car’s optimal efficiency ratings when you routinely get the oil changed. If you avoid oil changes, you could unknowingly be filling up on gas more often and wasting money.

Increased engine longevity

When an engine runs well, it lasts longer. The engine and its surrounding components are some of the costliest to repair and replace. When you start to hear concerning sounds coming from the engine bay, it may be a sign that you’ve waited too long for an oil change. This could cost end up costing you a lot of money — not to mention more time out of your day — for a vehicle inspection and repairs.

Keeps vital components cool

Every time you drive your car, it produces a ton of heat. You might have noticed that the hood is often hot to the touch when you park after an especially long drive. Clean oil helps keeps the engine and its components cool. This includes many vital parts like:
  • Gasket
  • Starter
  • Intake/exhaust valve
  • Crankshaft
  • Valve spring
  • Water pump
  • And more!

Helps you avoid major repairs

Neglecting your vehicle in any way is not good for your wallet. Whether you’re not washing it and ruining the exterior or leaving trash inside and wearing down the carpet, maintaining your vehicle’s upkeep is key to getting the most out of your purchase; this includes regular maintenance.

An oil change is incredibly quick compared to many other major engine repairs. Our team is highly skilled to get this taken care of for you so you can continue on your day. We will, of course, check to ensure that there aren’t any possible issues while handling this task. But we are confident that if you stick with routine oil changes, you should be good to go!

How often should you change your oil?

The answer to this question won’t be the same for every driver. It all depends on various factors, including the car you drive (year, make, and model), any aftermarket accessories you have, how much you drive the vehicle, and the type of oil you use.

In years past, many automotive manufacturers would suggest getting your car’s oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. However, oil technology has evolved since your parents got their first family vehicle. Many modern synthetic oils claim to last up to 10,000 miles or more between oil changes. The most important thing to consider is the current manufacturer recommendation and how often you drive. If you’re not sure, our team can help you figure it out.

Contact Us

If your vehicle needs an oil change or any other maintenance, feel free to contact our team at Downtown AutoGroup in Toronto, Ontario. We’ll assess your vehicle and be sure everything is in working order so you can safely get back on the road!