How important are oil changes?

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I once heard a friend say “My car has oil in it so why do I need to change it? It gets low and I top it off. That should be okay right?” I gave him a look similar to the one my dog gives me when I am talking to him and he turns his head as if to say “No speak English human!” then all I could do was laugh to keep from crying.

Oil changes are one of the most important things you can do to keep your car in good health. Not only is an oil change important it is really not that expensive in the grand scheme of things considering an engine replacement due to oil failure could cost you thousands. The engine is the heart of your vehicle and the oil is it’s life blood. Just because the oil is full does not mean it is good. Over time oil loses its ability to properly lubricate your engine. The oil gets thicker and loses its lubrication ability. The internal components begin to wear faster and faster and your engines life span is drastically reduced. Not to mention the high heat and humidity in Fort Lauderdale and in South Florida put that much more strain on your engine. Changing your oil frequently not only helps preserve the most important part of your car the engine but can also help to maintain good fuel economy. Oil changes are not just important they are CRITICAL!

If you have ever seen an engine on the inside that has been neglected you would understand. If you have not then all you have to do is spend a little time on the internet searching for engine oil failure, or engine damage due to not changing oil and you will see what I am talking about. Old oil gets thick and does not move through the engine the way it should. Eventually it turns into a syrupy goo that can clog up small oil passages in your engine and ultimately cause your engine to seize up and need replacement.

Have a brand new car? That’s great new cars are wonderful! Not only are they reliable but that warranty is great too right? Well that warranty may not pay for a new engine if you neglect your oil changes. Yes you heard that right your warranty could be void if you fail to change your oil and maintain your vehicle as per the manufacturers recommendations. Worried that if you do it yourself the dealer may void your warranty? Not likely as long as you use the proper oil and filter and keep all your receipts to prove it you should be fine. Keep records. Write everything down when you do it and keep the receipts and you should have no problems.

So you don’t have a new car? It does not mater what kind of car you own Downtown Auto Parts has what you need to repair all makes and models. It does not mater if you have a 1909 Ford Model T, 1976 Corvette, 2009 Toyota Corolla, or a full blown race car we have the new and used car parts you need. From a fender for a 2005 Honda Accord, a full intake manifold for a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, a sun visor for a 1971 Super Beetle, or simply 6 quarts of the best oil and 1 perfectly match filter to change your oil and keep your car purring like a kitten.

Not sure which oil is best? Just ask our experts at Downtown Auto Parts! Our staff has years of experience in the automotive repair industry, and the field of new and used auto parts. Knowing what the best oil and filter for your vehicle is our business. No one in Fort Lauderdale or all of South Florida knows about new or used auto parts like Downtown Auto Parts.

Downtown Auto Parts
746 NW 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 463-7770

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