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What Happens When You Wait Too Long for an Oil Change?

What Happens When You Wait Too Long for an Oil Change? - Blog: Auto Body Tips & Advice | One Stop Collision in Garden City - delayedoilchange

Your vehicle oil must be changed before it becomes overly contaminated. The purpose of motor oil is to cool, clean, seal, and lubricate the engine. When your oil becomes dirty from flowing through the engine, it can no longer perform any of those functions.

Another reason you must change the oil is your vehicle’s tendency to burn oil up. If you put off your oil change too long, the engine can burn up all the oil, causing major problems for your engine.

One solution is to simply top the oil off. But this is only a temporary solution. Which brings us back to our original question: “What happens if I don’t change my oil?”

There are several possible consequences for skipping an oil change. First, and least likely, is that nothing at all will happen. While it is possible, depending on the climate you live in and your driving habits, that your car or truck may go completely unaffected- though this will rarely be the case.

The fact is that not changing your oil is very hard on your engine and is almost certain to cause long-term problems- or total engine failure. If your car has a turbo engine, it is even more important that you change your oil regularly. Remember, changing your oil too frequently can also cause problems

Ultimately, the danger of skipping this important maintenance step is that major issues may result. It all will depend on what kind of engine you have, the climate, and the type of driving you do. In a worst case scenario, your engine may cease up, catch fire, overheat, melt down- and the fact is one of these situations is almost sure to occur if you forgo oil changes long enough.

Changing your oil is one of the simplest steps you can take to maintain a healthy engine.

For more information on oil changes and anything auto related, from professional auto painting and more, contact One Stop Collision Shop today!

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