What Could Go Wrong If I Skip an Oil Change?

No matter how old you are and how much experience you have driven, maintaining your vehicle should always be a #1 priority for drivers. Even though the hustling and bustling city of Los Angeles, CA, can be a lot, we highly advise that you not miss an important service like an oil change. Most cars need their oil changed approximately every 5,000 miles (give or take). Clean oil is necessary to lubricate the vehicle's engine and ensure a smooth and safe ride. If you don't remember the last time you were in a shop for an oil change, then you should get one soon to avoid the following possibilities:

  • Engine Damage.If you go beyond the period of necessary oil changes, you will experience engine troubles. In severe cases, it can shut down your engine completely. Engine repairs and replacements are not cheap.
  • Engine Knocking. If the motor oil hasn't been exchanged out in a while, the oil may get dirty and thick. Engine oil should have a good flow and be free of debris to lubricate the engine adequately. Dirty oil won't lubricate the engine parts properly, causing engine parts to bang and knock on each other.
  • Oil Warning Light Will Turn On.You should never wait until the engine oil light comes on before getting an oil change. If you see the outline of an oil can on your dash, please take it to a professional ASAP!
  • Lower Your Mileage.Engine oil that is replaced at regular intervals helps improve your fuel efficiency. In other words, missing an oil change can cause the opposite effect. Old engine oil will make your engine work harder than it has to, burning more fuel in the process. 

We get it - scheduling time for an oil change may be a hassle, and most people dread it. University Tire & Auto Service is here to make the process easy and seamless. We would be glad to schedule an appointment that's convenient and works with your schedule. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with us online today!

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