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What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

Your oil is one of the most important fluids you can put in your car because it absorbs heat and impurities that your engine generates, but you might be wondering, “What happens if you don’t get your oil changed?” Not changing your oil would be a huge mistake as dirty or improperly filled oil can cause severe and permanent damage to your car’s engine in Stratham.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

Motor oil is an essential part of making a car run because it is responsible for lubricating the engine. It also absorbs heat, preventing an overheated engine. So what happens if you don’t get your oil changed? If your oil is old, it might be too dirty for your drive through Saco because it can’t perform its functions properly. A fully filled, clean oil will keep your engine in peak condition and improve your fuel economy as well.

How Often Do I Change My Oil?

Now that you know what happens if you don’t get your oil changed, you might be wondering how often you change your oil. In the past, it was considered a good idea to change your oil once every 3,000 miles, but vehicle technology has changed in recent years and now, you can go every 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, this varies from car to car, so always check your owner’s manual for the best information.

How Do I Change My Own Oil?

  1. Consult your owner’s manual to find the correct type of oil for your Salem car.
  2. Drain the old oil from your car and replace the cap once the oil has completely drained.
  3. Once you’ve drained the oil, take out the old filter and replace it with a new one.
  4. Add the new oil slowly, filling the reservoir and making sure that you reach the proper level.

Time For An Oil Change? Come To Dover Honda

If it’s time to change your oil and you don’t want to do it yourself, come to the experts at Dover Honda. We’ve got great service as well as genuine OEM parts that are best for your car and will keep it in warranty. We can also help you learn how to check your oil at home, to make sure that your oil levels are good between appointments!

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