|Without clean, quality oil, your vehicle’s engine will seize
Without clean, quality oil, your vehicle’s engine will seize
Cambridge’s independent automotive professionals at Morrison Automotivebelieve that every oil change will save you money, now and in the long term, and if your engine is running efficiently, you will save additional dollars on gasoline. Older oil will become dirty, particle-laden and even “gummy,” causing your vehicle’s engine to work harder to perform. When the engine works harder, it must burn more fuel. Simple economics. Are you an owner who has glanced at, or even read, the manual for your vehicle that’s usually tucked away in the glovebox? Do you regularly have the oil in your car’s engine changed? Have you occasionally glanced at the small sticker in the top left-hand corner of your windshield, that almost invasive reminder of when your engine is due for some fresh, clean oil? If you do, you are at least attempting to care for what may be your family’s second-biggest investment. That’s the first step. Next is scheduling that oil change. Without regular oil changes, your vehicle’s engine will not run as effectively and efficiently as it was designed to.
Many ignore advice and never make a note on a calendar or input a reminder on a smartphone scheduler. While some might consider this negligence, chances are it’s simply that maintenance is not top of mind.
Remember, oil is used to coat and lubricate all the moving parts in your automobile’s engine. Fresh oil is best to combat friction in any engine. Your engine demands so much use from the oil while it is running that eventually the chemical composition of the motor oil breaks down. Without effective lubrication, metal engine parts rub directly against each other, which can cause severe damage and, ultimately, stop the parts from working altogether. Old oil needs to be drained and new, fresh motor oil added at regular intervals to ensure proper, continued lubrication.
Always refer to your owner's manual or ask your mechanic at Morrison Automotive which oil is right for your car. Think of every oil change as preventative medicine. That mysterious owner’s manual will also suggest a regular routine for your vehicle. This will depend upon how you drive. This is another area that the licensed staff can help you with and will schedule maintenance for you — even reminding you a day or so ahead of time.
Looking for a reliable auto shop for all your vehicle maintenance and service needs, including oil changes? Look no further than the professionals at Morrison Automotive. Call 519-653-6262 for an appointment, or visit 1297 Industrial Road, Unit 4, in Cambridge.