There are many things that can go wrong with an automobile, and that applies even to the most modern vehicles made by the most reliable auto manufacturers. Cars and trucks, whether they are commercial or privately owned, are still complicated machines with multiple complex systems and thousands of moving parts. With all of those factors in play, there are countless issues that can come up. Clark Automotive, which has been a trusted and reliable service location in our community for many years, has seen more than our fair share of unique issues with all kinds of vehicles. We also have a track record for figuring out exactly what those automotive problems are and fixing them the right way for our customers.
Reasons To Get Regular Oil Changes
We have found that many automotive problems can be avoided with simple, routine maintenance. Let’s focus specifically on the engine. Even the smallest auto engine generates great power, which is associated with tremendous forces of heat and friction. Those forces must be managed in order to prevent the expansion and, ultimately, the failure of metal parts that expand and contract in extreme temperatures. Engine oil, and other oils used in vehicles, serve to lubricate the parts of an automobile engine from the extreme friction that results from the engine performing its basic functions.
Many problems can be avoided by simply having the vehicle’s oil changed before it becomes ineffective. When you get your vehicle’s oil changed, it is also important to have the oil filter changed. Oil becomes less effective over time, and if you have a vehicle with mileage in the 70,000 to 100,000+ range, you have likely noticed that your vehicle feels different when driving closer to the time an oil change is needed. If you have experienced this, you are in tune with your vehicle. Changing the oil helps your engine and its associated parts resist the forces of friction. The oil filter prolongs the life of the oil itself by keeping it cleaner.
Affordable Oil And Filter Changes
Getting your oil and filter changed periodically is an important (and easy) part of routine vehicle maintenance. It is a fundamental key part of keeping your engine in good working order. If you do a lot of city driving, meaning driving with lots of stopping and going, your vehicle will need more frequent oil changes, likely in the 3,000-mile range. If you drive more on the highway, especially if your vehicle is a newer model, oil changes are not needed for closer to 5,000 miles. Call us at (763) 784-7944 to schedule a routine oil change.