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Monthly Archives: October 2020

3 Signs It’s Time for An Oil Change

3 Signs It’s Time for An Oil Change

Oil changes are just as essential for vehicles as a stop at the gas station. When oil changes are performed regularly, they help increase the engine’s longevity and significantly boost overall performance. Clean engine oil provides lubrication for the engine, allowing its hot moving parts to move smoothly and fluidly. Your car gets the best gas mileage when the engine is fresh. These benefits make neglecting an oil change a bad idea. Below is a guide of the top three signs it’s time to schedule an oil change.  The oil is dark and dirty. Clean oil has an amber color and should be free of dirt, debris, and sludge. As you drive, the oil collects pollutants from the engine. If you suspect you’re overdue for an oil change, oil pollutants can turn into sludge, rendering it completely ineffective for the engine. Check your oil at least once a month. Checking your oil is pretty simple – remove the yellow oil dipstick from the engine, wipe it, put it bac ... read more