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What Happens if You Don’t Get Your Oil Changed?

We’ve all heard that regular maintenance is the key to a happy vehicle, but between family trips to Del Rio and commutes to Eagle Pass, life gets in the way of the best intentions. So, what happens if you don’t get your oil changed as scheduled? The answer ranges from minor performance issues to major engine failure, depending on how long you let your maintenance slide.

What is Motor Oil?

Motor oil is a fluid that lubricates the engine, pistons, and other components of your powertrain. Not only does it reduce the friction to allow parts to move smoothly, but it also absorbs heat. Fresh motor oil flows easily through your engine, but over time, it collects dirt and debris. This causes it to thicken and work less effectively, leading to engine overheating and malfunctioning in a worst-case scenario. That’s why it’s so important to get your oil changed regularly.

How Often Should I Get an Oil Change?

Technicians used to recommend getting an oil change every 3,000 miles, but newer oil formulations and better automotive technology have had a huge effect on vehicle performance. Now, some vehicles can go 7,500 to 10,000 miles before an oil change! Check out our guide to oil change frequency for more information.

Can I Change the Oil Myself?

If you don’t want to make the trek from Crystal City, can you just change your oil yourself? Sure! But, you need the proper tools and technique to get the job done properly:

  • Check your owner’s manual to learn the right oil type for your car.
  • Find the oil filter and drain plug in your car and drain the oil.
  • Fasten the drain plug and replace the oil filter.
  • Add new oil to the reservoir until you reach the fill line.

Schedule Your Service Today

Now that you know what happens if you don’t change your oil, when was the last time you scheduled a maintenance appointment? Whether you’re long overdue for an oil change or you just want a quick inspection, feel free to contact us at Cecil Atkission Motors Uvalde in Uvalde for more information. Our service department would be happy to bring out the best in your car, and we even offer a convenient online service scheduler.

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