How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Drivers in the Mesa area are subject to extreme driving conditions – High heat, dust storms, and frequent stop and go driving all take their toll on your car’s engine. To keep it in the best shape possible, it is a good idea to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first.

Other things may need to be checked and fixed on a car from time to time, but changing your oil is probably the most important part of routine¬†maintenance for any vehicle. An oil change consists of removing the old oil from a vehicle’s engine and replacing it with new, fresh oil. The oil filter is replaced as well.

Automobile engines have many moving parts. As these parts move and rub against each other, the force of friction creates heat. Oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat, allowing the internal parts to work together effectively without overheating.

Over time, engine oil breaks down and wears out. When it does, it becomes less effective at lubricating the engine and absorbing heat. As an automobile owner, your goal is to change the oil in your engine before it breaks down and causes major engine troubles.