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Why Do I Need to Change/Check My Oil?

Oil changes are a pain, right? Most of us don’t do them ourselves. If you do, kudos to you but you’re probably not going to get much from this article. This is for the rest of us. Why do we shell out the cash and sit around while our oil is changed? Oil changes and proper maintenance in general are integral to the smooth running of your engine.

Oil changes are necessary to clean out your engine.

Over time, dirt and grime (an accidental rhyme) can build up in your engine. If you don’t change your oil, over time this will lead to your engine not operating efficiently. You will start burning through gas faster. If your engine is not properly lubricated, the comments of your engine rub up against each other and create friction. Without proper maintenance, this will wear your engine out; hopefully you have the contact information for reliable roadside service in Belleville, IL at the ready, because you’re going to need it! Call Paule Towing at: (618) 233-7464

You also need to check your oil regularly.

Simply dropping your car off every 3000 miles based on your window sticker isn’t the full extent of a vehicle owner’s responsibility when it comes to oil. You also need to pop the hood, pull out your dip stick, and check the engine oil regularly. This is especially true of older vehicles (over 10 years), as they can leak or simply burn up oil faster than new cars.When checking your engine oil, pull out your dip stick, wipe the dip stick off, and reinsert it. Then check your dip stick again to make sure the oil is in the acceptable range marked on the dip stick. You should see oil up to a line. If your oil is low, put some in. If you don’t keep your oil properly filled, your engine will fail. Low oil is harmful to an engine, no oil is a death sentence. Make sure that your regularly check your oil or you could end up trapped on the side own the road with a dead engine and plenty of regret.

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