Ask most drivers if engine oil is an important fluid, and they’re probably going to give you a yes. But ask those same drivers why arranging regular Honda oil changes in Whittier is necessary and you’ll probably find out many aren’t sure, and it can be a lot more tempting to skip or delay this essential service if you don’t know just how it helps protect your vehicle.
Since the service team here at Ocean Honda of Whittier thinks everyone should know the basics, we’ve put together a quick and easy oil change guide. Simply read on for answers to the following questions:
Your vehicle’s oil protects its most important and expensive part – the engine itself. Responsibilities include circulating small amounts of detergents, providing lubrication, cooling, and collecting contaminants such as dirt, dust, and metal particles. That means engine oil is what helps prevent:
Clearly driving with enough engine oil is important, but why can’t you just keep driving across Los Angeles using the same oil?
Because even the finest oil can’t be used forever. It will begin to break down over time and become too dirty by the contaminants it collects. At that point, it will not be able to perform any of its jobs effectively. If you leave engine oil too long, you risk serious internal damage.
While oil changes should be taken care of as part of your routine maintenance schedule, you may sometimes need to arrange servicing sooner. Signs you need your oil changed include:
You can also pull the dipstick from your vehicle’s oil reservoir and take a look at the oil on it. If it isn’t a clear amber, it probably needs to be replaced.
If you’re ever worried your oil needs to be changed, the team here at Ocean Honda of Whittier will be happy to help – we even offer competitive service specials to help you save on such routine service tasks. To find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
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