What Happens If You Put Off Your Chevy Oil Change?

December 9th, 2021 by

So, you’ve got a new car, now what? Of course, you’re entitled to a celebratory joy ride or two, but what about after that? Well, if you’d like to keep your vehicle in good shape, it’s time to book your first oil change! Oil changes are a vital part of your vehicle’s upkeep and skipping them could have lasting effects on your brand new vehicle. Let’s take a look at the kinds of things that happen to your vehicle when you skip your Chevy oil change.

Why does your vehicle need oil?

Oil plays an important role in lubricating all of the moving parts within your vehicle’s engine, as well as filtering out the dirt and debris that can build up within it. Because of the filtration, it can become quite dirty and filled with metallic particles, thus making it less effective at lubricating your engine. When the oil is unable to adequately lubricate, the moving parts begin to grind against each other, which is where a lot of problems can begin to occur.

What happens if I don’t get my oil changed?

As the oil begins to become less and less effective, your engine’s output and ability to produce torque becomes reduced. Your vehicle’s crankshaft and pistons will become more rigid and become harder to move, requiring more fuel to drive them the same way they would when properly lubricated.

So not only are you spending more on gas, but lasting damage could be occurring as the metal parts grind together. These will ultimately lead to either expensive part replacements or complete engine failure if it gets that far.

So now that you know, could it be time for your vehicle’s next oil change? Don’t let your engine run itself into the ground, make sure to get your oil changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Make your way down to Patriot Chevy Limerick’s service center today!

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