Oil Change Bellevue, KY
Oil changes are one of the best things you can do for your vehicle because of how much your engine depends on the oil that's in it. It is often considered to be the life-blood of your car, truck or SUV. They all have the need for oil changes in common with one another. Your engine oil is important for several reasons, it lubricates and protects the moving components in your engine, helping prevent metal to metal contact which reduces friction and in turn the eat it would produce.
Heat can be your engine's worst nightmare as it can cause the more intricate components in your engine to warp and brake before they would normally need to be changed with regular maintenance. Your oil also helps clean your engine. Over time, metal shaving, dirt and other contaminants can find their way into your engine. Your oil circulates throughout your engine, picking up this harmful debris and deposits it in your oil filter.
Oil Filter Bellevue, KY
Our oil filter is usually change with your oil because it is what allows your oil to clean your engine by trapping all the harmful debris that your oil picks up. Once your oil filter becomes saturated it can no longer clean your oil and in turn your oil cannot clean your engine. Therefore it is important not neglect your oil changes. A good rule of thumb is to check your oil dipstick every other time you fill up at the gas station.
This way you can make sure your oil stays at acceptable levels and continues to look clean. If you notice that it's gritty this could indicate that your oil filter is full and needs to be changed or if your oil is milky in coloration or smells burnt these could all mean that it would be better to have your vehicle's oil system inspected sooner rather than later.
So if you haven't had your oil changed in a while or have other questions about vehicle maintenance, give us a call, drive on into our shop or feel free to schedule an appointment online for a day and time that works best for you!