Is it really bad for your vehicle if you don’t change the oil on a regular basis? Will it cause problems if you wait six months without an oil change, rather than the recommended three months? The answers to these questions are a resounding, “Yes!”. Oil changes are a basic part of regular maintenance for your vehicle. Auto Specialty of Lafayette, Inc. recommends having the oil changed every three months or every 3,000 miles. Our mechanics will help you avoid these common engine issues with our affordable oil change services.

What Happens If I Don't Change the Oil in My Car?

Poor Fuel Economy

Oil is the life force of any vehicle. Not only does it protect the engine, but it also helps improve your car’s fuel economy. When not changed regularly, the oil becomes sludge-like and is unable to lubricate the engine and all its moving parts. This forces the engine to work even harder, directly increasing the amount of fuel it needs to function properly. 

Low Engine Performance

A clean, well-working engine is due in part to regularly scheduled oil changes. Oil helps keep your car’s engine clean by moving dirt and debris through the fuel filter. If this filter becomes clogged, the contaminated oil is forced back through the engine. Rather than keeping the engine clean and lubricated, it’s spreading filth throughout the entire area, covering the engine with nasty grime and debris. 

Expensive Repairs

If you choose to ignore your car’s need for regular oil changes, it will eventually cost you in expensive repairs. Not only will your car run poorly with low fuel economy, it will cause the following major damage and more:

  • Blown head gasket
  • Warped engine parts
  • Metal grinding against metal
  • Complete engine replacement

Schedule an Oil Change Today

If you live in Fowler, IN, or any of the surrounding areas, Auto Specialty is happy to schedule an oil change for your vehicle. Simply contact us at (765) 477-7300 and we’ll make an appointment. We also service diesel vehicles, repair brakes, service exhaust systems, and provide tune-ups. We look forward to working with you!

“What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil.” Blog Post. Completely Firestone Blog. Firestone Complete Auto Care, 15 Apr 2019 Published. 08 Apr 2020 Accessed.

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