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The Importance of an Oil Change

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. There are many moving parts inside an engine. Oil is a lubricant that protects the engine’s internal moving parts. It reduces friction and to prevent these parts from wearing down on eachother. 


Over time, the oil breaks down, accumulates contaminants, and the friction-reducing properties diminish. When this happens, severe damage can be done to your engine. 


Removing the old oil and replacing it with new oil is essential in preventing damage and prolonging the life of your engine. Depending on your car’s needs, it is usually recommended to change oil that is a synthetic blend every 3 months or 3,000 miles (whichever comes first) and every 6 months or 5,000 miles for full synthetic oil. Speak to your oil change specialist about the best option for your car, but always reference your vehicle owner’s manual for your vehicle’s specific needs.

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