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Why Are Regular Oil Changes So Important?

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Oil being poured into the engine after an oil change.

To get the most out of the investment you've made into your car, you must pay close attention to maintenance. Foundational to your car's maintenance are oil changes. According to Grand View Research, the U.S. oil change service industry had a market size of $7.48 billion in 2022. This industry is booming because keeping your oil changed regularly is vital. Let's look at some of the top reasons why oil changes are so important.

Engine Health

Your vehicle's engine is the most important component of the entire machine. Cars cannot function without an engine. An engine cannot function properly if it's not lubricated. The oil keeps all of the moving parts moving without friction. When there isn't enough oil present, or if it is old and dirty, it can't perform its job properly. The engine will start to experience unnecessary friction and create heat. Eventually, this can lead to the entire engine locking up. Regular oil changes reduce the risk of engine malfunctions that put you and others in danger.

Resale Value

Another important reason to get regular oil changes is to retain the resale value of your vehicle. If you have any plans to resell the car or trade it in, you must keep it in the best possible shape. When you trade-in or sell a vehicle, it will be required that you show proof of the maintenance you've been having done. Proof of regular oil changes is crucial to getting a good price for your car.

Warranty Claims

If you have a warranty on your vehicle, you will be required to show proof of proper maintenance to make some types of warranty claims. For instance, if the vehicle starts having engine problems, you will first need to show that you've had regular oil changes done on the vehicle for the entire time you've owned it. If you can't prove this with accurate documents, it will be assumed that the engine has problems because the oil changes weren't done. The basic maintenance of the vehicle is your responsibility, and a warranty usually won't cover damage that is a result of poor maintenance.

Contact our reliable team today for oil changes and more. We are here for all of your automotive needs!


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