Regular oil and filter changes are vital to the life of your engine. This simple process maximizes the performance of your engine and extends the life of your vehicle. Vehicle engines are made up of multiple components that heat up and create friction when they work together. Too much of that friction and the parts will wear and your engine will overheat. Engine oil is responsible for reducing that friction as well as cleaning and cooling the engine. As that oil ages, it breaks down and does the opposite for your engine.
As the engine oil works, it picks up contaminants and takes them away from the engine and to the filter. Your filter works hard to keep the oil in your engine clean, but as it works it is taking on all those contaminants and getting dirty.
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Now that you know what happens to your oil and filter over time, what can you do to keep your oil from breaking down and your filter from becoming oversaturated or clogged? All you need to do is keep up with your oil change schedule. During your oil change, your Harris Garage technician will inspect your filter and let you know if it is time to replace it.
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You have probably heard time and time again that you should have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or every three months. While that guideline is okay as a general rule, the truth is that every vehicle is different and requires a different schedule.
Some things that affect your oil change frequency include the make and model of your vehicle, but your driving habits can have an effect as well. If you are someone who spends hours in stop and go traffic on a daily basis, you will want to have your oil changed more frequently than someone who only uses their vehicle to make quick trips to the store or their child’s school.
The best way to determine how often you should have your oil changed is to consult with one of the expert mechanics at Harris Garage for the oil change schedule that its right for you and your vehicle.
Why Choose Harris Garage?
Harris Garage has been serving Hayes drivers since we first opened our doors in the 1940s. Our family-oriented shop strives every day to deliver on the highest quality of service to every customer who walks through our door. Call us today to schedule your next oil change appointment.